The Joy of Travel

By Kalina Davis   Despite the forecast that had promised clouds and rain, the sun was shining and the sky was blue. It was the perfect day. I leaned against the side of the boat and closed my eyes, letting the wind blow through my hair. There I was on a private boat tour in […]

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 […]

Hidden Treasures

By Kalina Davis The scene in front of me looked like it belonged inside of a fairytale. It was a small cavern near the bank of a stream, covered in moss and other greenery. A hole on top allowed the sunlight to pass through, making drops of water glimmer. It looked like a dwelling for […]

Caution and Travel

By Kalina Davis His hand came through my window before I had time to react. My heart pounded and my body shook, but not a sound would come out of my mouth. No one else on the bus knew that I was in a fierce struggle for the protection of my memories. Okay, that’s a […]

Freedom and Love in Florence

A copy of David has been placed in Florence, but not the beautiful white commanding David we know.  This one is lying down and painted black in striking contrast to the image we all treasure. In the aftermath of the attack in Nice, the Black David called Noi (Italian for us) has become a symbol […]


By Kalina Davis His name was Julius. I noticed him almost as soon as we arrived at the orphanage. He was smaller than the rest of the boys, and he did not rush up to us as the others did. I greeted the others, and moved towards him as he walked slowly to the group. […]

Take the Jump

Please welcome Kalina Davis, she will be writing for us all summer long and sharing her passion for travel.  Drum roll please….   “If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.” Wise words from Seth Godin. Traveling often leads to intimidating adventures, most presenting you with a choice. A choice to […]