Tag Archive | italy

A Visit to the Past in Pompeii

A Visit to the Past in Pompeii

On this, our fourth trip to Italy, we started our planning with a mission: to finally make it to the city of Pompeii. The city was famously destroyed in the aftermath of an eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. It was lost, buried under massive amounts of dust and debris, until explorers rediscovered the […]

New Year’s Confession

I am going to admit this right off the bat, I’m kind of phoning this post in.  The year has been a long one and I’m exhausted and need a little bit of a mental break. We had a typical New Year’s Eve, for us anyway. I got home after a long day at work, watched […]

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 […]

A Permanent Vacation … Someday?

A Permanent Vacation … Someday?

I do a lot of travel planning and the down-side of most of the trips are that the visits are for only a limited time. You have to go back again and again to get a real sense of what it is like to live like a local. The first trip, you are just wowed so […]

Romantic Places in My Mind

Romantic Places in My Mind

The 14th of February is coming up fast and it has me reminiscing about some of the more romantic places we’ve visited. So, here they are in no particular order. I remember one of my first times visiting Greece and the island of Ios, where the great poet Homer is buried. I climbed up the rocky hill across […]

Venice: Leave Your Rolling Luggage at Home

Venice: Leave Your Rolling Luggage at Home

If you’re planning a visit to Venice, choose your luggage carefully. The city council is said to be considering a ban on rolling luggage, at least for tourists. While residents would still be allowed to use bags with wheels, tourists could be fined $620. The rationale? Rolling luggage is noisy on the city’s labyrinth of […]

Top Six Films Set in Tuscany

We’ve had a very busy last couple of weeks; there’s been a new job, a new apartment, a new city. We’ve both lived in the same town most of our lives so this has been a big change. The one thing we didn’t want to change was our dedication to at least post something up […]