Boerenkool: Food with Memories

Is there a particular dish or food you grew up eating that you always loved? Do you eat it now, and it brings back memories? Maybe it was a special cake that you got on your birthdays, or a dish that your grandma made for just the holidays. No matter what it is, you love…

In the Name of Love

Hey friends! It has been a while since I’ve blogged, and that’s because of a few reasons. Firstly, as you may have noticed, I DIDN’T end up moving across the world to cook on a boat. ( I’ll explain that in a little bit). Second, I moved from Italy to Kalamazoo. Compared to Italy, Kalamazoo…

Endings and Beginnings

I’ve been back in the states for a month now, and I’ve barely had time to unpack, let alone write a post. It’s hard to believe it was 30 days ago that I boarded the plane and flew away from bella Italia, but my thoughts and dreamings still reside there. It’s funny how time moves….

Fulfilling dreams: Capri

There’s nothing quite as exhilarating or exciting as spur-of-the-moment adventures, is there? After receiving an unexpected evening off of work right before our official day off, a few friends and I decided that we wanted to go to Capri. Capri, an island off the coast of Naples, is an island that I have always wanted…

Tonsillitis in Italia

If at all possible, I would strongly advise against getting tonsillitis while in a foreign country. It’s miserable in a multitude of ways. The other day, I was experiencing really bad throat pain. Of course, I assumed it would just go away, but when it didn’t, I decided to look at my throat to see…

La vita è un sogno

La vita é un sogno: life is a dream. This is how I feel right now. I am currently living out a dream, and my heart is full of joy, love, and gratefulness. Every morning I wake up to the sound of church bells, with the Italian sunshine streaming into my window, and I remember…

Venice to Rome

Hello all, this post will be an update of some of the most incredible things we have seen while in Venice and Rome! My pictures and words won’t do these amazing places justice, but I’m going to do my best to share anyway. I have arrived in Orvieto, where I will be living for the…

Arrival in Venezia

After many months of waiting, the highly anticipated day of departure had finally come! On Wednesday, April 13, my Mom, sister Lydia, and I departed out of the Kalamazoo airport at 1:30PM. We are doing some traveling together in Venice and Rome before I settle into Orvieto for my internship. I’m very excited to make…

Paper or plastic?

This past December/ January, I had the privilege of scuba diving in the Caribbean Sea while staying on Cayman Brac Island. This trip really opened my eyes to the beauty of the ocean, as well as to the beauty of the plants and animals that call it home. (Photo credit: Sub-Aquatic Sports and Service: Rick…

Who is Meg?

First of all, I’d like to say hello, and welcome to my blog! I’m absolutely new to this whole blogging thing, and I’m excited to see how it goes! I figured it would be a good idea for my first post to be an introduction of myself, and an explanation of why and for what…