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it has been almost a year since i took off from JFK to Madrid. shy of a week.

i think about this trip, no joke, every day. it’s like i ache for it. i ache to go back so bad. there was just something that resonated with me so much on this adventure. something that sank deep down. i can’t quite figure out why.

truthfully, there is a part of me that feels like i went on this trip alone, even though i didn’t. i think i was living in my own head. some of my favorite moments were with my headphones on, sitting on the train in-between cities in italy, just thinking about the people that lived there, what their lives were like, and how come i couldn’t live there. america seemed sooo enormously big while i was traveling and made home seem a little overwhelming and not so “quaint”. there is just so much history, beauty, and detail in everything.

there is also my wanderlust, i do get an itch if i stay in LA longer than two months to jet off (currently daydreaming of everywhere possible) i enjoy being a foreigner. i enjoy being like a kid in a candy store. i enjoy seeing things for the first time. i enjoy history and food and culture. needless to say, there is something about being out of my element where i feel the most free, the most in love with life, and the most happy.

i was having lunch yesterday with a photographer i work with and we were sharing stories of our italy trips of 2011. i have been thinking about posting about each country and finishing where i left off ( and reposting ) as the year anniversary comes up.

i have been to europe 4 times. i still don’t know what it was about this trip…perhaps the diversity of culture or the amount of time i was there. i could have kept going, too. regardless, it was an epic time that i will always burn a hole in my heart.

i can’t wait to travel again. i mean I CAN’T WAIT!

i get scared because the older i get ( 32 in a month, yikes!) the more i am ready to settle down, but i have this fear that the wanderlust in me won’t die with that. how do i do it all? marry a rich foreigner i suppose! currently, taking applications.

italia destinations:

milan, florence, tuscany, siena, rome, cortona, monte argentario, numerous tuscan towns, venice, trieste

Venice, Italy 2011

I couldn’t get enough of the laundry hanging all over Europe and Morocco. It’s not that I get a kick out of people not having dryers. It just always looked so pretty hanging outside windows, as though it was meant for decoration.  I can barely fold my laundry after it comes out of the dryer…none the less taking the time to hang it on a line.  I like this idea though…taking your time with something, a lesson I am still teaching myself.

Marrakech, Morocco 2011

Split, Croatia 2011

Tuscany 2011

Marrakech, Morocco 2011

Marrakech, Morocco 2011

Even the laundry lines themselves…

Barcelona, Spain 2009

San Donato,Italy 2011

Back in March I took a big and epic European( and Morocco…see post below) trip. For ten days we stayed in the most charming farm house in Tuscany.  I fell in love with this place and the owner! There was so much to admire in the house and around. It feels like a dream now, one I want to revisit again and again. I have kept in touch with the owner, Federica, and she recently sent me this photo her beautiful, young Italian daughter took. It speaks wonders of the charm her house is filled with. More to come with my trip to Tuscany and Italy.

Here is the website for the charming farmhouse!


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