Where in the world is Lynette Zilio?

Although I don't consider myself to be a world traveler, I have visited 14 states, Washington, D.C., Canada, Mexico, The Bahamas and Italy. This spring, I am planning on studying abroad in Madrid. While in Europe, I plan to take advantage of cheap airfare and trains to visit France, Greece, England and Ireland, among other countries. Below you will find pictures from some of my more recent trips.

Enjoy!

The 2009 American Idol Auditions in Orlando

Meeting Ryan Seacrest

Over the summer, I interned for The Miami Herald with another Gator, Leora Arnowitz. From July 7-July 9, we took on the task of covering the American Idol auditions in Orlando and gave our article an economic angle. Although we had slept about 12 hours over the course of three nights as we stayed up late to work on our article, our hard work paid off when we got to meet and briefly interview Ryan Seacrest. I am a huge American Idol fan, so this was more than I could've ever asked for. It was then that I knew our Orlando trip had been worth while.

The CNN Center in Atlanta

CNN Center: Atlanta, GA.

I want to be a journalist, so naturally a visit to the CNN Center in Atlanta was a dream come true. This summer, my friend and former roommate, Caroline Patterson, and I took a tour of the entire newsroom. It didn't take long before I had fallen in love with the place. What journalist wouldn't want to work there? If all goes as planned, I plan to apply for a 2010 summer internship there.

Times Square in New York City

Times Square

During summer 2008, my family and I took a trip to New York City. Although I had traveled there before for family weddings, I had never been able to tour the city. When I walked through Times Square one of the nights, I was fasincated by all the color, the commotion and the crowds.

2007 Close Up Trip to Washington, D.C.

Ford's Theatre

My senior year of high school I participated in Close Up, a trip to Washington, D.C. offered to high school juniors and seniors across the country that teaches students about the ins and outs of Congress. This picture was taken in the basement of Ford's Theatre. It shows me at 5'1 standing next to President Abraham Lincoln who was 6'4.