homesick in italy

Homesick in Italy

It’s been nearly four months since I arrived in Italy and started teaching ESL (English as a Second Language for the uninitiated), and my time here is slowly drawing to a close. As much as I love the bustling cities, character-rich people and delicious wine, the thing I’m most fixated on is getting home and… Read more

Sandwiches of the World

Here are the sandwiches of the world, presented by Vagabond Summer. Philly Cheese Steak – U.S.A. This sandwich developed in the early 20th century is comprised of paper thin fried beef, grilled onions and cheese stuffed into a small loaf of bread.  While the originally probably featured provolone or American cheese, purists swear by the… Read more

Bat Migration Near Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin, TX

Bat Migration Near Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin, TX

Witnessing the bat migration that occurs annually in Austin, TX near the Congress Avenue Bridge is truly something special. If you’re lucky enough to visit the capital during November, this is one mind-boggling sight you’ll never forget — provided you have the stomach for it. The construction team originally had no idea they were designing… Read more

Best Gourmet Coffee Shops in Las Vegas

Best Gourmet Coffee Shops in Las Vegas

New York may be the City That Never Sleeps, but in Las Vegas everyone knows that the party goes all night long. Whether you’re looking for a way to start the day, a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, or a way to keep the fun and excitement going in the City of Sin, you’re going to need a… Read more