I’m Going to Rome and Lisbon!

I started this blog with the intention to write about my interest in travel abroad and to hopefully motivate myself to actually do it.  It is something that I have been wanting to do for so long.  Today, I'm proud to say that I just booked tickets for a two-week trip to Rome and Lisbon!! … Continue reading I’m Going to Rome and Lisbon!

Freya Stark: A Courageous Female Explorer

"It is so wonderful to be away, really away; a new land opening out every morning." -Freya Stark Freya Stark was a female traveler, who with the help of often times only a guide, journeyed into parts of the Middle East most women (or men) would never dare.  She was British, although she spent most … Continue reading Freya Stark: A Courageous Female Explorer

I Want to Travel

I have the desire to see things.  This desire grows larger in me every day.  Some days it is so big that I can think of nothing else.  I want to see buildings, I want to see people, I want to see rivers and lakes, I want to see everything.  My desire to travel has … Continue reading I Want to Travel

Breaking Through Barriers

  "Nothing in this world is without terrible barriers--  Except love, but only when it begins." -Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Pakistan (1911-1984)   This photo is looking into the Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família (Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family) in Barcelona in 2003.  In 2003, this was considered a cathedral, … Continue reading Breaking Through Barriers

Gluten-Free Diet and Withdrawal

I started my gluten-free diet almost two weeks ago after being diagnosed with celiac disease.  Going gluten free is not easy and there are many withdrawal effects.  Some studies have suggested that humans can be "addicted" to gluten in similar ways that a person can be addicted to heroin.  This is why it has been … Continue reading Gluten-Free Diet and Withdrawal

A Castle in Carcassonne

  This a castle in Carcassonne, a fortified town in France.  I visited here about 10 years ago on a ten-day school trip to Spain, France and Germany.  Due to train employees being on strike, we were forced to take a long bus ride from Paris to Barcelona.  Fortunately, we were able to stop here … Continue reading A Castle in Carcassonne

To Those Who Travel and Wander

On Foot I Wandered Through the Solar Systems On foot I wandered through the solar systems, before I found the first thread of my red dress. Already I have a sense of myself. Somewhere in space my heart hangs, emitting sparks, shaking the air, to other immeasurable hearts. -Edith Sodergran (Finland, 1892-1923) I'm hoping that when … Continue reading To Those Who Travel and Wander