Having a Blast in Bunratty

Nelly’s Blessing May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand. In a previous post I wrote about being conscious of the “moments” that happen in any given year. While some moments are the culmination of hard work and planning, like crossing the finish line of a marathon, some are complete surprise. Our night in Bunratty, Ireland was very, very unplanned. As Joanna… Read more


Personal Trainers- Are They Worth It?

I have been working out for almost fourteen years now, since the summer before I started college. It was more than not wanting to put on the “freshman fifteen” I wanted to lose the 40 pounds I had put on over the years on my smallish frame. I started on my own essentially, with the goal of being able to run a 5k- the shortest race distance that seemed fairly common. I slowly built up my mileage on the treadmill while also doing some sets on a few weight machines. The weight lifting seemed very secondary to me as I… Read more


Filmmaking, Food, and Frescoes- Four Weeks in Orvieto

The day after my 21st birthday I left New York for a four-week trip to Italy. It was somewhat ironic to turn the legal drinking age in America and immediately leave for a country that uses wine to soothe a teething baby. I was in college and had signed up a summer semester in the mother noodle, as I now sometimes call it.  It was to be my second trip to Italy. I had made my first voyage to the old country with my mother, who was actually born in there. I worked very hard to make this trip happen,… Read more


Be Bold. Be Brave. Be Boundless.

Being Unbound from Being Unbound on Vimeo A little taste of our epic adventures from: Ireland Italy Iceland Scotland Netherlands Germany USA Mexico Morocco Jordan Israel Hungary Czech Republic Sweeden Lichtenstein