Besides running, one of my biggest passions is traveling. In fact, I first started blogging while I studied abroad in Italy in 2008 with a travel blog, La Dolce Vita. It was mainly a way to chronicle my adventures, mishaps, and experiences and share them with family and friends back home. In my six months abroad I managed to visit 7 countries as well as numerous cities throughout Italy. It was once of the most incredible, life-changing, memorable experiences of my life.

Since graduating I haven't had as many opportunities to travel as I would like, but I've still managed to squeeze in some trips to some pretty amazing places. I'll often combine two of my passions, racing and traveling, by doing a race in a new place and making a mini-vacation out of it. In fact my love of traveling is the biggest factor behind my 50 States Marathon quest. I think there are few ways to see a city better than by your own two feet : ) While this is and will remain a blog about running, training, and racing, I thought I'd include a page with links to recaps of some of the amazing places I've visited. Enjoy!

(links to my travel blog)
Rome, Italy
Capri, Italy
Paris, France
Lucca, Pisa, & Lake Garda, Italy
Padova, Italy
Vicenza, Italy
Siena, Italy
Munich, Germany (Oktoberfest!)
Venice, Italy
Dublin, Ireland
Barcelona, Spain
Milan, Italy
Florence, Italy
Krakow, Poland (Auschwitz Internment Camp)
Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
Verona, Italy
London, England (no recap)

Las Vegas
Santa Cruz, Pt. I & Pt. II
Washington, DC
Yosemite National Park
Coeur d'Alene