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Oh travel, you are my one true love.

One of the best parts of my job is the flexibility it gives me to travel. Last year I had a couple weeks off so my sister and I headed down to Peru.  I’ve always been fascinated by ancient cultures so it seemed like the perfect place to get some history and adventure. And man, did we have a blast.

Fast forward to this year and I was already antsy to travel someplace far again. On a whim, my sister and I decided to continue our traditional Sister Trip and chose to head to Italy. What better place to get some history? I had visited before but hadn’t had the chance to see Rome. My sis, who went to an artsy fartsy art school, had always wanted to visit the place where so many of her favorite artists had come from.

So we booked our flights on a Wednesday, packed as much as we could on two carry-on suitcases and left to Italy that Sunday. Yolo, amiright?

9 hours later we arrived in Rome. And it was love at first sight.

We did all the touristy things, of course. Colosseum, the Vatican, Forum, Trevi Fountain. But we mostly just wandered. We ate delicious things, people watched, drank a generous amount of wine, walked into all the cathedrals we could, and stood in awe of all the incredible visual inspiration around us.

We also headed to Florence and Pompeii for a day. I may or many not have teared up when I saw Michelangelo’s David in person for the first time and may or may not have cracked up at all the penises engraved in Pompeii. Seriously guys, those Pompeiians were a little pervy.

I’m so in love with Italy. It never disappoints. I can’t wait to visit again.

 

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There are the kinds of weddings that are subdued, quiet and almost a little shy. They are beautifully reserved and classic.

Then there are the party weddings.

Those are the ones that are bursting at the seams from all the excitement and communal fellowship. In fact, Alexis warned me beforehand that her family was so fun and open that I’d probably end up dancing with them by the end of the night. I was given the strict instructions to have fun as well, and let me tell ya, fun was had by all. As Hora Loca rolled around, Colombian flags and typical hats came out, Agua Ardiente was passed around and I may or may not have been given and worn a flashy tiara. I’ll never tell.

The couple drove off into the night on a traditional Colombian Chiva and it was the perfect getaway to a ridiculously fun day.

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The first time I met Alicia and Carlos we had some coffee and spent a good half hour passionately discussing Breaking Bad. That’s when I knew we were meant to be. TV Shows are my love language, of course.

A few months later we met at another coffee shop for their engagement session. The weather was less than ideal but being the troopers that they are, Alicia and Carlos happily grabbed an umbrella and followed me along the streets of Wynwood.

They are the cutest and I can’t wait to be a part of their wedding celebration next year.

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