Ferragosto Italy’s Biggest Summer Shindig

While August has its drawbacks with the heat, the month is a great time to experience authentic life and culture in Italy. Perhaps one of the biggest reasons is that the month of August hosts one of Italy’s biggest holidays, Ferragosto. Celebrated on August 15 and the days surrounding, this holiday is a time...

3 Things You Must Know About Italian Beaches

Visiting Italy in the summer months can get hot, and one popular way to cool down is to spend the day at the beach. Refreshing waves, beautiful views, a chance to work on that tan – what could be better? Before you pack up your beach stuff, however, there are a few aspects of...

9 Ways to Beat the Heat in Rome

Things are heating up in Italy as August fast approaches, and big cities can be challenging to enjoy without withering away as a tourist. Here are my favorite 9 ways to beat the heat in Rome. Gelato I know. This one is obvious, but necessary and deserves the number one spot. Gelato is like...

The Risks of Making America Great Again

Our country is divided into a rift so vast that it feels as if finding common ground is impossible. Regardless of where your loyalties lie or who you are in support of, the political decisions and stances of late are setting off grand repercussions throughout the world. Here are my thoughts and advice as...

Ode to Travel

Ode to Travel by Eryn Brown   You let me see the world Now you are my soul. My addiction. You gave me a taste of freedom, and I will never give it back.   Every time I go with you, there is the excitement of learning to walk again. You showed me the...

Make Lasagna Like a True Italian

I am always on the look out for great recipes to share during my pasta classes, but one item I have shied away from is lasagna. Most lasagna outside of Italy is far from authentic and I’m really picky about that. I am here to announce that I have finally been won over by...

Photography that Captures the Soul of your Travels

I started traveling 26 years ago. When I was 16 I traveled to Costa Rica and was unlucky enough to be a few miles from the epicenter of a 7.4 earthquake. After high school, I backpacked across Europe for the summer exploring the entire continent. A few years later, Paraguay became my temporary home...

9 Italian Instagram Accounts to Follow Now

I am always on the look out for Instagram feeds that can momentarily take me back to Italy. I love travel photography, love to learn and get ideas from these talented people and many of my tips from my Photograph Like a Travel Pro in 7 Days class are inspired by Instagram accounts like...

How to Photograph Like a Travel Pro in 7 Days

Imagine if your pictures could look as amazing as all those travel photographers you follow on Instagram. I have always loved to take pictures, especially when I travel. I started to notice that my photos all looked the same. Boring. Just like any other picture. Somehow I wasn’t able to convey the energy and...

How to Make Your Own Homemade Pasta

No one ever believes me when I tell them that making pasta is easy. Ok, not as easy as ripping open a box and dumping it into boiling water, but pretty darn close though. I am going to walk you through the steps and teach you how to make your own homemade pasta. Then...

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