by Mackenzie Patel Hello all! I’m an old rag of summertime sun, European adventures, and frustrated overthinking. I’m officially a “disillusioned sophomore” that doesn’t buy textbooks until the middle of the semester and swears freshmen are ridiculous children. My uppity sense of college ownership comes with the territory, but it’ll soon slink away once the… Read More

by Mackenzie Patel Hello all! Another trek to Europe is under my belt, the combat boots of culture laced up tight and army green. I had a fabulous time in London, Prague, Vienna, and Rome, the two weeks of margarita pizzas and Pilser Urquells slipping away too quickly. Although my sneakers were ground to bits… Read More

by  Mackenzie Patel Hello all. I was muddling through all my pictures from my travels in the US and abroad, and I compiled a folder of the most unique/beautiful shots that reminded me of Europe. The pictures are lacking many people, and I tried to capture the natural essence and character of the places–enjoy! View… Read More

by Mackenzie Patel              This will probably be my last post about my adventures in Las Vegas; I have written about everything I saw, and to be honest, the debauched city of Las Vegas just wasn’t my cup of tea. While I was staying at Caesar’s Palace, the one interesting… Read More

by        After browsing many of my vacation photos (how many of these posts come into being), I began seeing uncanny similarities in architecture between buildings in different countries. Italy? Spain? A small town in the USA? Each country had a particular edifice with a striking feature that was not easily forgotten: a… Read More


by Facade of St. Peter’s                Although almost everyone knows that St. Peter’s Basilica is the grand cathedral of the Pope in Rome, Italy, many people do not know that it replaced the Old St. Peter’s, a basilica form church commissioned by the Roman Emperor Constantine in 4th century.… Read More


by  Watch my new video here:        Both of these amazing architectural accomplishments were made in different time periods, yet their aesthetic qualities are very similar. Both monumental and impressive, these buildings are united by the influences of classical Rome and Greece, although the reasons for their construction are dissimilar.       … Read More

by        In July 2011, I went to Italy, England, and Switzerland with my family. Here is the itinerary that we used for Italy, although I added in some more days in Rome and the trips to Pompeii and Paestum. I guess I will just have to go back!Day One: Fly to… Read More