The Italian Riviera: Lerici

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Back in September, Jaime had to go for work to a little beach town in the Italian Riviera called Lerici. In fact, I mentioned it when I wrote my post on Cinque Terre.  Here’s what I knew about Lerici: nothing. … Continued

Sardinia: The Beach Vacation of a Lifetime

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Here’s how you know you’re from Miami: cold weather is not your friend. When I moved from Miami, I was a naive little girl who couldn’t wait to experience such things as “real seasons” and “snow” and “wearing all those … Continued

Our Weekend in the Amalfi Coast

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I thought about breaking this part of our road trip down into several posts, but the truth is if I do that I’m going to be talking about our summer adventures deep into winter (thanks to my procrastination, of course). … Continued

A Day-Trip from Rome: Villa d’Este

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A few months ago, back when Spring was just beginning to take hold and the flowers were in full bloom all over Rome, we decided it was just the right time to visit Villa dโ€™Este. Now, Iโ€™ll be honest: one … Continued

The Towns of Tuscany: Siena, San Gimignano, Montepulciano, Volterra, & Pienza

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Tuscany is known for all its charming little towns and the great thing about living in Italy is that you actually have time to visit as many as your heart desires. Here’s a little photo diary of all the places … Continued

Visiting Florence (Lessons Learned & Some Do’s and Don’ts)

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Since we moved to Italy back in August, I had been DYING to go to Florence. Rome is cool, but Florence is the birthplace of the Italian language, home of Michelangelo’s David, burial place of so many of Italy’s greats…so … Continued

Carnevale di Viareggio 2014

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Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. In Italy, with it’s strong Catholic background, it is obviously very important. Just as important, however, was what happened before today…Carnevale! Otherwise known as Mardi Gras in the USA. In my … Continued

Alberobello, The City of the Trulli

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Ever since we settled into our apartment, Jaime gets a little travel itch and goes on and on about how we “need to go somewhere every weekend or we will never see anything!!” As for me, I absolutely LOVE to … Continued

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