Reflecting on 30 Countries- An Interview

Picture this: we’re in France- inexplicably the thirtieth country I’ve visited in my lifetime. I’m accompanied by my friend Melanie, a Chicago based screen and stage writer. To celebrate my accomplishment, Melanie and I have decided to head to the very top of the Eiffel Tower and take in the city from above. There’s a … More Reflecting on 30 Countries- An Interview

Bondi Beach Day

One of my first big trips out of the United States was a big one- all the way from New York to Australia and New Zealand! As a huge Lord of the Rings fan, the majority of my time was spent in New Zealand with a brief three-day stop over in Sydney, Australia. Believe it … More Bondi Beach Day

Visiting the Vatican

My visit to Italy was already several weeks into our trip around Europe, and we hadn’t quite gotten around to planning our days the way we should have. This, of course, backfired pretty spectacularly when it came to getting tickets to visit the Vatican with less than a 24 hour’s notice.

Cue the frantic googling montage as we tried to figure out a way to get last minute tickets to see the landmark.

Visitors do not need to pay to visit Vatican City itself, but tickets are mandatory to visit St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums- the things I actually wanted to see! … More Visiting the Vatican