Making the Most of Rome in the Rain

Rome in the Rain

“Umbrelly? Umbrelly?” It was supposed to be a question, but as their cheaply made umbrellas were shoved into my face repeatedly, it had become more of a command. The rain rolled down my forehead, falling from my lashes as I blinked.   “No thanks, no thanks” I repeated over and over to no avail. Street…
Southport Historic Riverwalk

One Day In Southport, NC

From somewhere distant within my northern Illinois home, my phone dinged. I spun around quickly, trying to place where the sound was coming from before I lost my sense of direction. The robin’s egg blue phone case sat noticeably on the stark white hallway bookshelf, and I double tapped the screen to illuminate the notification-…