Amanda Adams is a photojournalism student at the University of Florida traveling throughout Europe for the summer. She is staying in Florence for several weeks with her boyfriend and cycling wherever there are hills. She enjoys fast road bikes, sunbathing and writing her blog (amandaonfoot.blogspot.com).
For those in the United States, the Fourth of July is a time when family, friends and entire communities celebrate the independence of their nation. On Independence Day, a holiday about pride and patriotism, after the local parade but before the municipal fireworks, intoxicating smells of barbecued ribs and hotdogs