Tag Archive | florence

With Disappointment Often Comes Opportunity

With Disappointment Often Comes Opportunity

I’m sure we’ve mentioned our love affair with Florence, Italy before. We’ve mentioned how we began our romance there, honeymooned there, and spent our five-year anniversary there, each time staying in the exact same hotel room “our room” at the Pendini Hotel on Piazza della Repubblica. We were deeply saddened when we went to book […]

Taking Home (a Little) More than Memories

Taking Home (a Little) More than Memories

There are many schools of thought when it comes to souvenirs. Some ascribe to the “take only memories, leave only footprints” mentality, others don’t feel like a trip is complete without a major purchase. Like most people, I fall around the middle of that spectrum. I won’t buy a trinket just to have it. In […]

Walking Inferno: Part 2

Again, if you haven’t read Dan Brown’s latest novel, Inferno, don’t worry. While this post does reveal some of the locations the characters visit, it does not contain any plot spoilers. In our first Walking Inferno post we left our hero and heroine standing in front of a nondescript door next to a grotto in the […]

Walking Inferno

If you haven’t read Dan Brown’s latest novel, Inferno, don’t worry. While this post does reveal some of the locations the characters visit, it does not contain any plot spoilers. When we learned Dan Brown’s Inferno would take place Florence, Italy, we were both thrilled and hopeful. Brown’s novels are typically full of historical references […]

Dreaming of New Years to Come

Update: Zeke had a great idea on New Year’s Eve — to celebrate on Italian time. That meant we could count down to ‘midnight’ at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Standard, which is a lot more reasonable given Zeke’s 2:00 a.m. wake up time. This could become a tradition! Happy New Year from No Kids, Will Travel! […]

Can you feed the cat?

The story of Amanda and Zeke is rooted in travel. Zeke took to globetrotting early; Amanda was inexperienced in exploring the world.  The relationship itself was borne out of travel.  Back in the days before they were married, Amanda and Zeke were just friends at work with no romantic interest in each other. After a […]