Fleur Garden, Rome, Italy

Feeling a little overwhelmed with the hustle and bustle of city life? A nice, not to mention free, way to escape some of the feelings of the city is to visit your local gardener and/or florist. In gardens and nurseries, the atmosphere is almost always peaceful and quiet. The Fleur Garden, in the Trastevere neighborhood of Rome, is no exception. Continue reading “Fleur Garden, Rome, Italy”

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University of Illinois Arboretum–Urbana, IL

Sometimes we can forget the beauty that is in our backyard when we’re planning, reminiscing, or dreaming of traveling to other places. In almost every place that is someone’s home, there are travels to be had that don’t require much actual travel. I had that experience today when I revisited University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana’s Arboretum.  Continue reading “University of Illinois Arboretum–Urbana, IL”