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Exciting News: I’m a Tinggly Ambassador!

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I have some exciting news! I’m a Tinggly Ambassador! What? You’re scratching your head and looking at me funny. Don’t worry, Tinggly isn’t some strange aliment or odd electronic device, it’s something really unique and awesome! Over the recent years I’ve begun to learn that material objects just aren’t important to me. Don’t get me wrong, I do like nice …

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Exploring the Ancient City of Pompeii

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I celebrated New Year’s Eve in Venice, saw some of the world’s best Renaissance art in Florence, pretended I was in Under the Tuscan Sun, and explored the ancient ruins of the Colosseum and Palatine, but my absolute favorite part of my trip to Italy was walking through Pompeii. Pompeii is located near the seaside city of Naples about 150 …

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The Highlights of Rome, Italy

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Rome in January is beautiful. Coming from cold Venice to “warmish” Florence and now to sunny and 60 degrees was a welcomed relief. AND we rode the train down from Florence to Rome in first class! Our professors didn’t reserve us seats on the train ride from Venice to Florence so I kept getting kicked out of my seat during …

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I’m Heading Back to Europe Next Week!

In Europe, travel by Katelyn4 Comments

I’m so excited! Next Wednesday I’m heading back to Europe for 18 days! I’ve haven’t been to mainland Europe in over 7 years so this trip is long over due. My timing couldn’t be any better either as the exchange rate is high (although the dollar has fallen slightly) making Europe a bit more affordable for this budget backpacker. I originally booked …

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Maine Day Hikes: Burnt Meadow Mountain

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Hallelujah! Spring has finally arrived after one of the longest, coldest, and snowiest winters that I can remember in a long time. If you’re anything like me, you’ve been itching to hit the trails for a while. Most weekends have been filled with running around doing nine thousand things, but this weekend I had a lot of free time so I threw my …

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The Best Day Trips from Florence, Italy

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Have you ever seen the movie Under the Tuscan Sun? Isn’t it amazing?! Under the Tuscan Sun is one of my favorite movies and it’s probably one of the main reasons I was dying to visit Italy. Florence is a magical Renaissance city not to be missed on any Italian vacation, but Tuscany is where my heart lies. Okay, maybe …

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8 Things to Do in Florence, Italy

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When I dream of Italy, I always imagine red-tiled roofs, crammed streets filled with tourists and traffic honking to its own beat, and the impressive views of the Piazza del Duomo and Ponte Vecchio. When I think of Italy, I think of Florence. Florence, or Firenze to the locals, is a shrine to the Renaissance, one of my favorite times in history. …

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Celebrating New Years in Venice, Italy

In Europe, Italy, travel by Katelyn2 Comments

All through my elementary school education I was fascinated by the Roman Empire and its history, culture, and politics. In college I wanted to study abroad so bad, but due to a demanding pre-med course load with several research projects in the process, studying abroad was not possible. It’s my biggest regret in college. However, my college offered several two-week …

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Why You Should Get Multiple Car Insurance Quotes

In car loans, car payments, finance, money, personal finance, savings by KatelynLeave a Comment

Car insurance. Actually the word “car” makes me cringe. Cars are expensive. Not only do they cost a lot of money to purchase, but you have to pay for additional expenses such as registration, excise tax (thanks Maine!), gas, and insurance bills. And heaven forbid your check engine light comes on! Break out the checkbook people because cars are expensive. Living …

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National Financial Literacy Month: Resources to Get Your Sh*t Together

In finance, money, personal finance, student loans, United States by Katelyn2 Comments

April is National Financial Literacy Month. Never heard of it? Yeah, me either until recently. Personally I believe that financial literacy is lacking in America, especially in the millennial generation. I see that lack of knowledge all around me in my friends, family, and acquaintances. For example, my sister came home about a month ago with all her company benefit …