Engaging the Culture

By Kalina Davis   Traveling to a new culture can be intimidating. Suddenly you are thrust into a world of the unknown, where many things are foreign and unfamiliar. You may experience culture shock and homesickness, and your first instinct might be to return to your comfort zone where everything is safe and predictable. When […]

A Roman Gelato Obsession

By Kalina Davis   Gelato. Italy’s masterpiece. And my weakness. Traveling to Rome presents such wonderful opportunities, but one thing that you absolutely cannot miss out on is the gelato. When I studied abroad in Rome, eating gelato was easily one of my favorite parts, leaving me at least five pounds heavier on my arrival […]

Daily Italian Doses | Sagra

On my second visit to Italy I discovered the local Sagra and I recommend that you try to search these out while traveling. A sagra is a celebration of earths bounty that highlights one particular food or ingredient.  This is a local event and every town, city and village has at least one unique to them.  […]