Around the US, Top Five

Top Five: Detroit

Did you know that Michigan is the 11th largest state based on land size?  Or that Alaska is the only state with more water included in its borders?  Michigan is actually surprisingly huge - although Lake Superior is even more surprising (Trust me, the question "How many Liechtensteins would fit in Lake Superior" has become… Continue reading Top Five: Detroit

Europe, Italy

Reflecting on Rome

Rome, the Eternal City.  I spent a weekend in Rome while I was in Italy last summer, and despite the heat and crowds, I still really enjoyed it.  There's a reason it's popular, after all!  For me, one of the thrills of Rome is the age of everything - like a lot of places in… Continue reading Reflecting on Rome

Europe, Italy

Daily Life in Orvieto

Now that I've been in Orvieto for about three and a half weeks, I have a fairly solid routine.  Since I actually covered the whole weekend in my Sunday post, I thought I'd use this one to give a little information on my day-to-day schedule.   I'm a pretty structured person.  I like my days… Continue reading Daily Life in Orvieto

Europe, Italy

Back in Time

One hundred years in Europe is a much shorter time than in the United States.  It's been said a lot probably by anyone who's ever been to Europe that there's just so much history, but it really is true.  And what hit me this weekend with my trip to the south of Italy was the… Continue reading Back in Time