I have had the good fortune of traveling to many beautiful places in the world. As a child of immigrant parents, the desire to travel is in my blood. Throughout my childhood, our family travelled to Newfoundland, Canada during the summer to visit my mothers’ parents and our large extended family. My grandparents lived in a small coastal village on a farm, my grandfather was a farmer and a fisherman. We would spend countless summer hours collecting sea glass and shells on the gorgeous wild beach, hiking through dense woods, eating wild berries native to Newfoundland and tasting rabbit and moose meat. During my college years, I lived in Maine and enjoyed scenic leisure activity from hiking trails, cross country skiing and standing on the top of Mt. Katahdin to getting a true glimpse of a “Maine winter”.
As a college student then adult, I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing the world’s beautifully diverse landscapes in Mexico, Guatemala, Scotland, England, France, Italy, Tunisia and the United States. When my own children were younger, we spent the summers exploring our nation’s stunning destinations including Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky, Assateague National Seashore in Maryland, Ocracoke Island in North Carolina, New Orleans, Louisiana and Jekyll Island, Georgia.
This weekend I will be traveling to Long Island, New York to visit relatives. You can follow the trip on our Instagram @papersoilsamples and enjoy all the scenic treasures to be found!
Castelnuovo dell’Abate, Toscana, Italia