Italy: An Introduction

We've been back on U.S. soil for exactly 37 days. I avoided looking at a single picture from the trip for the first 34—and for good reason. The second I saw snaps of Adami and Florence and La Spezia, my heart skipped some sixty beats, longing for the country we trekked top to bottom in [...]

Return of the Mack

It's been a minute. And by a minute, I mean nearly two months. For that, I apologize—but the break wasn't for nothing. I needed to take some time to remember why I started blogging in the first place and rethink what I want to accomplish with these posts / how I can make the whole [...]

Step by Step

Europe is actually happening and I can't believe it. After all kinds of back and forth wondering if airfare might drop and should we wait it out or just pull the trigger because the prices weren't that bad, we finally did it. We booked our flights to Italy and I CANNOT believe it. Before I dive [...]

I’m So Excited

Don't you dare think for one second that I forgot about Writing Wednesday. I most certainly did not. And I can't tell you how pained I was to hit the hay late last night without first sharing insights into the world of words and punctuation. But this week has been kicking. my. butt. To the point [...]

How’s It Going to Be

We're barely a month into the new year and I'm already overwhelmed by everything we have planned. It's a great problem to have. I've always enjoyed traveling. And I'm not saying that in a "this is what makes me special" way—I cannot overstate how much I hate when people do that. Tell me something interesting about [...]