Bayeux and The Normandy Beaches

On June 6th, 1944, Angelo Paradiso crossed the English Channel at twenty-one years old to fight valiantly for the Allied cause with the 90th infantry on Utah beach. On May 14th, 2018, I crossed the English Channel at twenty-one years old under very different circumstances to remember the sacrifices made by men and women of…

London Through a Comedian’s Newsreel

I came to the United Kingdom learn about the Blitz, and I left with a new appreciation for London. I came in expecting nothing, if anything looking forward to having set plans after a week of moseying about Europe on my own dime and agenda. I left thinking, “hey, this is like a European version…

Crash Course in Amsterdam

                  Amsterdam is a magical place. The people are kind, the dams are beautiful, and the politics are liberal. For years I have desired to make my way to The Netherlands to experience all the quirks and nuisances of Dutch culture. But despite all the fairytales I heard, Amsterdam still didn’t fail to catch me…

Dublin and the Irish Spirit

From the slower paced rural city of Bayeux, France, I find myself finally with the time to reflect on the past week of travels while still immersing myself in European society deeply and presently. My European excursion began on May 3rd with Dublin, Ireland, and I came in blindfolded and with no expectations but to…

Spring Break 2016 with Ballet and Boston

If a typical college spring break consists of beaches, sunshine, and fun with friends, mine was the exact opposite. Even if it may not have been my preferred choice of break festivities, I did my best to make the most of my trip to the cold city of Boston with my family and an attached…

Three Cities, Forty-Eight Hours

Most people who know me would testify to the fact that I’m a complete flake. I’ll openly admit to it. I make dinner plans and cancel last minute. I double book my afternoons and get stuck choosing between one thing or another, and inevitably disappointing someone. However, one thing I am good at is deciding…