An Adventure A Day

Because "life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all" – Helen Keller

The Aventine Hill is the southernmost of Rome’s seven hills. It is a peaceful residential area that seems a world away from the bustle of other areas of Rome. I began my exploration at Terme Caracalla, located just to the south of the Circus Maximus on the Caelian Hill. The enormous ruins housed a public bath …

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Adventure sometimes comes in the most unexpected of places. I enjoy exploring alone. When I’m alone, I don’t need to worry about keeping pace with anyone, or going off schedule, or charging in and trying something new. Sometimes I find a view that takes my breath away. Sometimes I’ll have an interesting conversation. Sometimes I’ll …

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Travel Theme: Shine

June 21, 2014

This week the travel theme at Where’s my Backpack is Shine.

Whether outside:


Or in ruins:

The interplay between light and architecture is amazing in Europe’s beautiful churches and Cathedrals. These are my favorite places to catch the sun shining in – where are yours?