by For this post, I took pictures of my mini travel figurine collection and placed it on a map!   Italy · The Leaning Tower of Pisa (Pisa) · The Colosseum (Rome) –Read my article on these two amazing places here! · St. Peter’s Basilica (Vatican) –Read my article about the architecture of this… Read More

by First Impression: I usually don’t binge read books, but I finished this little nugget in about two days—a record, even by my standards. I read Freakonomics, the first economics book in this duos’ trilogy, and I enjoyed it very much. This book does not disappoint either; it offers practical advice and entertaining stories,… Read More

by                    No; this ancient relic has nothing to do with the famous Aztec heart-eating monsters that resided in Mexico. Rather, it is a Native American ruin in Camp Verde, Northern Arizona that traces its roots back to the Sinagua (literally “without water”) people. This twenty room… Read More

by        Hello everyone. I am taking an online Marine Science course, and one of our labs was to dissect a shrimp. I thought I would share my experience with you and the information I gleaned from this watery activity! I have never cut open a shrimp before; to be honest, it wasn’t… Read More

by Watch my new video here:             This oil on canvas in the National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.) was painted by El Greco in the beginning of the 17th century. El Greco (1541-1614) was born in Crete, a small Greek island near the Cycladic islands in the Aegean Sea. The… Read More

by        One summer ago, my family and I almost decided to drive down to Portugal from Madrid. However, after realizing just how large the landmass of Spain was and how expensive the tolls are on the Spanish Interstate (around 60 euro for one jaunt), we nixed that plan. Here is an itinerary… Read More

by Watch my video on this painting here: This lovely indoor painting was created by Diego Velázquez around 1616. Velázquez, one of the greatest “Old Masters,” was born in Seville, Spain in 1599; he died in 1660 at the age of 61. This image belongs to Velázquez’ early period in which he painted bodegas (scenes… Read More

by First Impressions:        This book was a relatively easy read for me, and I breezed through it in a couple of days. The images were detailed and glossy, especially the stunning image of “Two Sisters on the Terrace” on the front cover. I thought the biography of Renoir was thorough and precise,… Read More