Italy 2018

Studying abroad in Orvieto, Italy was one of the best experiences of my life so far! I really fell in love with the country and everything it has to offer, and it was pretty hard to contain that excitement. In the 5 weeks that I was there, I wrote 9 separate blog posts gushing aboutContinue reading “Italy 2018”

Italian Beaches and Wonderlust

As we near the end of January and I work on planning out my blog posts for the upcoming months, I decided that, rather than a travel post (because I have been very busy), I would post this reflection on the title of my blog – Wonderlust Writings. But first, it’s January, and I’m  getting […]

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 inContinue reading “Reflecting on Rome”

A Guide to Orvieto, Italy

My study abroad program in Italy was absolutely amazing, but one of the best parts of the trip was my home-base town of Orvieto. While there, I wrote a short blog about a typical day in Orvieto for me, and while this post will have some similarities, it’s also more of a guide to whatContinue reading “A Guide to Orvieto, Italy”

One Day in Vatican City

I visited Vatican City on a Saturday in the summer during my study abroad program in Orvieto, Italy. While it was incredibly crowded, it was entirely worth the hype – to me, at least. Some people might disagree, but I stand by what I wrote after my visit in 2018: “The only disappointing thing aboutContinue reading “One Day in Vatican City”

Creating My Own Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck is one of my all-time favorite movies, so obviously when I was planning a weekend in Rome, I had to visit all the iconic sites from the movie! I visited Rome as part of my summer 2018 study abroad program in Orvieto, Italy. Our entire group visitedContinue reading “Creating My Own Roman Holiday”

Top Five – Italy

I’m home from Italy!  But I’m not quite over the jet lag, so this will just be a short post to list my Top Five places in Italy and to post a few final pictures.  My Top 5 Places in Italy 1.Pompeii: There’s nothing like it.  You can walk through the streets and imagine thatContinue reading “Top Five – Italy”

Italian Food: An Addiction

This is less of a detailed blog post and more of a celebration of all the amazing food I’ve eaten in Italy. While I don’t have pictures of everything, I do have some of my favorites. First, Pizza.  From Naples to Rome, it’s an Italian classic, and it’s always great! In Naples, of course, youContinue reading “Italian Food: An Addiction”

A Day in the Life: Orvieto Study Abroad

I fell head over heels in love with Orvieto soon after my arrival in Italy, and studying abroad here was an amazing experience! Though I love traveling and seeing different parts of the world, I really enjoy having a home base where I can establish a daily routine. The benefit of studying abroad is thatContinue reading “A Day in the Life: Orvieto Study Abroad”