Hiking Cinque Terre

Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore; the five villages that make up the stunning coastline of the Italian Riviera and altogether known as Cinque Terre “Five Lands.”  Cinque Terre is located in the Liguria region in the Northern part of Italy.  Although each village is quite small there is some magic to this colorful region.  … More Hiking Cinque Terre

Finding San Marino

San Marino, a country within a country…  A landlocked micro nation within Italy, it is the 5th smallest country in the world and the world’s oldest surviving sovereign state.  It is also is one of the most beautiful and majestic places I have ever been to. The only way to get to the city of San … More Finding San Marino

Secret Caves of Malta

If you’re looking for something a little off the beaten path in Malta there is a beautiful cave hidden away on the coast near Armier Bay.  The cave is known by locals as “L-Ahrax Tal-Mellieha” we were told this translates to “harsh rock” which describes it perfectly because the harsh volcanic rock is unforgiving if you … More Secret Caves of Malta

Life in the UK

I lived in the UK for 1.5 years.  I moved over when the 2012 Summer Olympics were taking place and although I never made it to the games themselves I still was able to take part in the fun!  Being a cardholder at Chase allowed me to enter the Chase Visa VIP Lounge at the … More Life in the UK