A Day in Padova

I like to do a lot of research before I travel somewhere. Even if I don’t get to everything, I like to have a list of the coolest restaurants, the best parks, and the places with the most “local” vibes. That being said, some trips I spend half a day sitting in a cafe and…

One Weekend in Boston

After spending six years in Boston, I am taking a hiatus in Italy. Coming back for the holidays though, I’ve realized that I never wrote anything about my favorite city in the world re: what to really visit while you’re here (if you’re looking for a list that includes the Freedom Trail in its entirety, search…

Cashews in Kerala

Just a bump in the road led my bus to a cashew factory, where most of the women worked to husk cashews by hand, often sitting on the ground. To a U.S.-born girl who had never even walked into a factory in her home state, the conditions looked less than ideal. Every worker, mostly women,…

Cuando Tú Visitas Cochabamba

**Traducido al español debajo** However much I despise the title, I think I fall under the category of typical white suburban girl from Upstate New York.  During my first week in Cochabamba, Bolivia, I have noticed a few things. So have the locals, apparently. Here are some things to expect if you find yourself in the…

Cochabambinos

During the parade in Cochabamba, there were many street vendors, selling all sorts of nuts, dried fruits, popcorn, ice cream, empanadas, drinks… whatever you could want!

Welcome to Bolivia!

Your life can be an adventure or it can be nothing. Apparently mine is going to be an adventure! Three days ago I arrived in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. Luckily, when I was on the plane I met a nice Boliviano who was ready to teach me Spanish and show me around. We…