By Sara Walker
  • Modern-Day Hemingway

    July 13, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    It’s been 86 years since Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley roamed the streets of Pamplona and experienced the madness of San Fermin. And I’m here to bear witness that the spirit of Hemingway, the man who brought the festival widespread fame, is still alive and well. We joined the festival on Saturday night and […]

  • America From Abroad

    July 5, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    We woke up with a simple question: how do you celebrate July 4th while not surrounded by parades, fireworks and American-flag clad patriots? This July 4th would be like no other, as we celebrated America while gallivanting around Switzerland. We started the day in Lauterbrunnen, a small town they call the Shangri-La of Switzerland for […]

  • Farm to Fork

    June 28, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    I’ve always tried to shop locally and organically with frequent visits to the Carrboro Farmer’s Market, Whole Foods or Weaver Street. These places were my version of farm-to-fork living, but after ten days on a farm, I now realize I had no idea what this lifestyle really means. The Piedmont region of Italy pioneered the […]

  • Women at Work: A WWOOFing Experience

    June 21, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    For the past week, Chrissy, Coty and I have been “WWOOFing” in rural northwestern Italy, near Cessole, a town of maybe 100 inhabitants. WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) is a program that matches willing participants on small organic farms around the world. Let me tell you–it is no vacation. We wanted to get […]

  • Travel Time

    June 14, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    One week. That’s all it’s been since I last posted. Yet I feel like it could’ve been a month. Let me clarify, it’s not that the trip is dragging on, it’s that every hour we are seeing something completely new, each day we venture somewhere else. As I write I see vineyards rolling by, green […]

  • Bumps Along the Way

    June 7, 2012 at 11:00 am

    No one has ever claimed that traveling was the easiest venture. Our visit to Naples became difficult for a reason no one had expected or warned us about. No, we didn’t get mugged, nothing got stolen, we didn’t get lost, overall it was an enjoyable place to see, full of culture and a seemingly more […]

  • Roman Holiday

    June 1, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Coming to Rome I heard that it was overrated, too touristy and not a place to spend much time. I disagree. Granted I’ve never been to any other italian town so I dont have much of a comparison but everything so far has been molte bella e enorme. The first day we arrived after a […]

  • Travel Tips from Michael Bloomberg

    May 29, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    A summer series about travel.  Sara Walker is a May 2012 graduate of the University of North Carolina in the school of journalism with a minor in southern studies.  Upon graduation, she and two of her equally crazy friends concocted a plan involving Europe, backpacks and six weeks abroad to put the lessons they learned […]