Hullo, I’m Brenna. I am a non-practicing art history doctor, who wants to see the world and everything in it and tell you how amazing, sucky, or not ugly it is. When I travel I focus on cultural activities– museums, exhibitions, historical sights, etc — and I will tell you honestly whether I think they’re worth your time, energy, effort, and money.
I lived in Rome and Italy for 18+ months while researching my art history dissertation and this blog began so I could share photos of the Eternal city and my travels; experiences at museums, sights, and in the streets; and my thoughts about it all. It has since evolved to include travel book and tech reviews, and commentary on travel culture. Now I am back in the States, with no cure for my wanderlust, but ever-evolving plans to adventure back out into the abyss.
Moby Dick is one of the best things I have ever read and has this line which is immortal and I want emblazoned on my forehead:
“I try all things; I achieve what I can.” (Ch. 79, page 355).
Go and try, achieve what you can.
Thanks for reading!
* a small note: the internet might be generally democratic, but this site is not– it’s brennocratic. If I don’t like your comment I will not approve it/delete it. If you don’t appreciate that stance, start your own blog.
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