Vacay Part 1: Italy

Gerren and I recently closed down shop and went on a vacation of a lifetime. We traveled to Italy and France. Here are some pics of our adventures in Italy.

Rome Highlights:

  • We rented apartments for most of our trip through HomeAway and AirBnB. I highly recommend it! It was fun to live like a local, visit the market and cook our own food once in a while.
  • Gelato! It’s homemade and in abundance.
  • Piazza Navona, it’s a beautiful square filled with local artists, live music and great cafes.

Florence Highlights:

  • Boboli Gardens: Lush gardens you can get lost in. Perfect for a romantic stroll and views of the countryside.
  • Museo Galileo: This is an eclectic museum filled with gadgets and gizmos a plenty (globes, clocks, telescopes, star charts). If you are into steampunk and astronomy, it’s a must see!
  • Piazza Michelangelo: A hilltop terrace overlooking the city. Be sure to explore the charming neighborhood below.

Cinque Terre Highlights:

  • The Food: Pasta frutti di mare (fresh seafood and pasta)! The best I’ve ever had. Ask for a glass of the local wine, as each village makes their own.
  • The beach: Even in October it was warm enough to swim. Monterosso has the best beach and boardwalk, perfect for snorkeling or people watching.
  • The Views: Corniglia sits on top of a hill and has magnificent views of the coastline. Be prepared for a strenuous uphill hike to reach it.

Beach Get Away

I haven’t posted in awhile because I was chillin’ out, maxin’, relaxin’ all cool at the beach with my hubby. We made a quick get away to the Florida Panhandle, sorry Texas your beaches are just not as nice.

We stayed in Seaside, FL- the same town where the Truman Show was filmed. The beach was pristine, the town postcard worthy, and the people were friendly. It made me feel like my life was as perfect and choreographed as Truman’s, but then I got sunburned and came back to reality.

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Paris On My Mind

Summer is near and I am ready for vacation. Last summer my husband and I went to France and fell in love with the art, food, markets, gardens, architecture and people of Paris. It’s impossible to take a bad picture in Paris and I frequently revisit the pictures we took on our trip.

If you’ve fallen in love with Paris or long to go, here are some wonderful blogs that will  tempt you to book a trip immediately:  Hip ParisOh Happy Day