I have a billion things to do prior to flying to Portugal tomorrow morning, so obviously, I figured I would post my year-in-review before I peace out for the next two weeks. This has been quite the year, for so many reasons, not the least of which being ALL THE GRAND ADVENTURES I got to … More ALL THE ADVENTURES: 2016 travel roundup!
Venice is meant to be seen by the water, and there was no way we could leave this floating island without taking a gondola. This was our gondolier. We floated through the narrow canals as the sun was starting to go down. It was one of the most peaceful feelings – to sit back in a … More Gondola & goodbye
One we settled into our little airbnb apartment, we starting the trip off in the way that would soon be our customary state – being pleasantly but perpetually somewhat lost, but not really minding as there were so many astonishing things to see, no matter which direction we headed in. THE thing to do in … More Oh my heart. Venice.
In a different life nearly 10 years ago, I used to spend a lot of hours sitting in the Sheridan glass studio while my then-boyfriend crafted things out of glass. During these times, I learned an appreciation for this art form including the skill and precision it took to make even the simplest hand-blown cup or … More Murano: Island of glass
From the moment I arrived on this floating island, I was smitten – the architecture, the car-free streets, the endless tiny streets to wander. There is romance and poetry embedded in every bridge and brick of Venice. I was almost immediately swooning for this magical place. I had not, however, expected to be literally swept … More Falling for Venice
Trevi fountain (Fontana di Trevi) One of the most famous fountains in the world, it was pretty cool to wish on this fountain. According to tradition, the way to ensure that you will return to Rome one day is to toss a coin over your shoulder into the fountain. Apparently, €3000/day of coins end up in … More A fountain, some art, and a few buildings: Highlights from Rome
There are a few MAJOR things in Rome – a couple rather well-known buildings, a fountain or two, some stairs, a few relatively famous painted ceilings. But that is not what this post is about. One of the things that I like to notice when I wander through new places is the little details that … More Rome in the details
At the mere mention of Italy, most people start salivating thinking of the mounds of pasta and the piles of pizza they would consume in the land of glorious carbs. I was no different – my previous trips to Italy were characterized by inhaling enormous amounts of exquisite food. I was a little bit afraid to … More Gluten-free veggie in Italy?: 5 survival tips
France We woke up to yet another beautiful morning in France (I am pretty sure that they only have beautiful days in the south of France). After a quick swim and a coffee, we wandered through the winding streets of the old city toward the port. We caught the local bus (bus 100) and headed to … More 3 countries in 1 day? Why naaaht!: France, Monaco, Italy