Staying in Corniglia: My Favorite Cinque Terre Town

staying in corniglia for these views

Cinque Terre isn’t one place. This famous destination consists of five small villages located on the rugged Italy coast. These cliffs overlook the aqua Ligurian sea as if hiding out from the modern world. In Cinque Terre, you’ll find pesto, hikes, sea food, and charm. So, unsurprisingly, these rainbow-splashed towns are immensely popular with both […]

It’s Okay to Feel Angry About COVID-19

strolling on the beach

As an English teacher, I’ve taught Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” at least six times. I actually memorized most scenes in the 1996 film featuring Daniel Day-Lewis and Winona Ryder. As a final project, my students selected modern day examples of hysteria and drew comparisons to Miller’s play. As for me, I never thought I’d live […]

3 days in Banff: A Weekend in the Canadian Rockies

3 days in banff seeing the sky

Banff National Park is one of the most stunning places I’ve ever been in my life. Sometimes I look at my pictures, and have a had time believing the scenery isn’t photoshopped. I truly think Banff is the most beautiful national park on the planet.  Don’t overlook Canada if you’re planning a summer (or even winter) trip. […]

Northern Italy Itinerary 8 Days: An Unforgettable Trip

Northern Italy Itinerary 8 Days seeing statues in como

Travelers are powerfully drawn to Italy. And it’s easy to understand the country’s appeal. I mean, Italy is enticing. No doubt about it. As for me, I’ve visited Italy twice and plan to visit again. I don’t think I’ll ever stop feeling excitement bubbling inside my stomach whenever I step off a plane that’s just […]

8 Things to Know for Your First Time Visiting Seattle

first time visiting seattle and see the space needle

Is it your first time visiting Seattle? Or even the West Coast in general? If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the planning process, then don’t be. Seattle is a wonderful city, and it’s understandable that it’s one of the most popular “tourist cities” in the United States. Whether you’re stopping in Seattle on a cruise to […]