Assimilation Step 1: Employment in Italy

After “teaching” English in South Korea, I really thought there was no way I would ever be able to stand teaching as a career.

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mondays + culture shock

There are so many days when I feel like shit in Italy. I classically spill the coffee as I’m pouring it out of the Moka pot–how the heck do you get it all to just go in the little baby mug?! I go for a run in my neighborhood and have to withstand stares and […]

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one way ticket

The countdown is officially on for the next adventure, and boy can I tell you this is a big one. To catch you up on the latest, in the last couple months I taught a beginners Italian class and my Italian fidanzato came and visited for a couple of weeks in May! (Google it my […]

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The New “American Dream” ?

“Let’s drink to the pursuit of the new American dream—getting the f***out of America,” Thomas B. Kohnstamm from his book Do Travel Writers Go to Hell? Woosh. Anybody who has known me for more than 5 minutes knows how much I dream about getting out of N.Amer, but that statement is as harsh as a […]

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LIFE is the Adventure!

This is my first Autumn back in the United States in a few years. I love this season as much as the next person for various reasons- although I can’t express how ridiculously overrated I think pumpkin spice lattes are. I’ve only been back a few weeks, but the reverse culture shock has been more […]

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Liebster Blogger Award Nomination!

Unsavvy Travels has been nominated for the Liebster Award! Coming up on about one year of blogging, I’m thrilled at the support of new followers and fellow bloggers. Big thanks to The Gastro Globetrotter @gastro_trotter for the nomination for the Liebster Award, which recognizes new bloggers and is a great way to help promote other blogs! […]

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