Vibrant, Defined: Exploring New Orleans (#12DaysOfTravel, Day 7)

Vibrant. At face value, it means energetic, enthusiastic. It suggests movement, and its secondary definition is “quivering, pulsating.” And vibrant has more particular meaning when applied to color and sound. For color, it implies brightness; for sound, resonation and strength. Lately, vibrant is a buzzword associated with growing cities. Vibrancy now encapsulates an exciting, diverse, progressive, cultured place to be. A place that’s full of … Continue reading Vibrant, Defined: Exploring New Orleans (#12DaysOfTravel, Day 7)

Tilting Towards Pisa: A Day Trip & Book Review

While IMG_8080browsing a used bookstore a few months ago, I peeked into the travel section to see if they had anything on Italy. Amid abandoned copies of Under the Tuscan Sun, I found Tilt: A Skewed History of the Tower of Pisa.

Confession: I’m no history buff. I don’t read all the plaques at museums, and I don’t seek out history tours. I appreciate history, and I like to understand its cultural relevance, but that’s about where it stops. It’s really not like me to voluntarily read an entire book on a monument’s history.

But maybe it’s something I should start doing. Continue reading “Tilting Towards Pisa: A Day Trip & Book Review”