Photo Essay: Italy’s Major Cities Encompassed

Photo Essay: Italy’s Major Cities Encompassed

I’ve already told you what my trip to Italy taught me, and while I don’t believe I got an accurate reading of the local culture, the beauty on the surface is still certainly worth sharing. So without further adieu, Italy’s major cities encompassed in...
What My Trip to Italy Taught Me

What My Trip to Italy Taught Me

As I moseyed along the nondescript, concrete path to the Colosseum under the relentless eye of the sun, I felt tired and uninspired. When I rounded the corner and saw the first sign of the ancient, architectural beauty, I didn’t feel moved or awestruck. I was...
Interview with Tanya Ilyina

Interview with Tanya Ilyina

This month, WS is hosting a series of interviews and stories from travel bloggers and friends alike. Thanks to a mutual friend, I met Tanya in Moscow and was moved by her generosity. Born and raised in Moscow, Russia. She is in love with travelling, street...
An Inside Look at the Turkish Resistance with Gokcen Tuncer

An Inside Look at the Turkish Resistance with Gokcen Tuncer

My dear friend, Gokcen, has thrown herself into the middle of all the action of the recent Turkish resistance. She so kindly shared her inside view of all the protests and aftermath, and after reading and reviewing her stories, I was in tears. I am honored and humbled...
24 Hours in Cork, Ireland

24 Hours in Cork, Ireland

What happened when I signed up for a day tour to Cork and they set us free in the city for 2 hours? Well, the majority of the tour group headed straight for the castles and shopping. Me? Sure, I saw some castles, but my inner explorer led me away from the center into...