Tag Archives: italy

A weekend in Florence and Venice

My trip started with a night train. One of those crowded, six-to-a-compartment, stopping in every village, tickets checked every few hours, night trains. They are such a good idea in theory–don’t waste vacation time traveling, fall asleep in one country, wake up in another, combine the costs of travel and accommodation, romantic 19th century ideas […]

Travel Plans

I am very much a planning kind of person. (That is possibly the biggest understatement I’ve ever made.) I still have nine months in Austria, then I’m starting a three year grad school program, and I’m already thinking about where I would like to live for my first job as a librarian. (Maybe Florida?) So, […]

Ten Things: Rome

This is the fourth in a series of entries, in which I list ten things I want to see or do in various European cities. These lists are not meant to be inclusive or ranked, just a sampling of things I am looking forward to! Check out my lists for Vienna, Copenhagen, and London.  (All images […]

Thrift Store Finds: Travel Guidebooks

I love guidebooks. Even though they’re out of date as soon as they’re printed, include expensive hotels and restaurants I would never frequent, and all their information is available online for free, I love them. When I was a kid, I would check guidebooks out of the library on a weekly basis to imagine all […]