• The Wall of Lucca

    We did not purposely stop by Lucca, we actually missed the train to Pisa and had two hours till the next train left.  With two hours to kill, we decided to walk

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  • A Walk Through Parma

    We arrived in Parma exhausted from our flight and from fighting Milan’s 9 a.m. traffic.  We were lucky our hotel let us check in immediately and Drew and I flopped on

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  • 6 Hours in Florence

    We decided to head to Florence after our trip to Pisa, which if you haven’t read about that you can here, and we honestly weren’t expecting too much.  In fact, we

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  • Thoughts on taking the train to Pisa

    Ah, Pisa.  Is any trip to Tuscany complete without seeing the Leaning Tower of Pisa?  I would say, yes.  We spent two hours in Pisa and I am good with

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  • Montecatini Alto and the funicular

    We stayed in Montecatini Terme while we were in Italy, and when we checked into our hotel, we were told about the funicular that goes to Montecatini Alto.  The funicular

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  • Driving in Italy – 5 Likes and Dislikes

    While we were in Italy we got a rental car, and let me just say it was an experience driving in Italy.  Just getting out of the parking garage the

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  • Road trip to Saturnia and the ditch

    After walking around Lucca and Pisa the previous day, we decided a car trip was in order to rest, relax and see the countryside.  We started out driving to Montecarlo

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5 Survival tips for Long Car Rides with Kids

“Mom, I am bored.  Are we there yet?”  This caused my heart to sink and my head to spin.  My son had just said those dreaded words.  He had a tablet with a dozen apps, a DVD player with at least 10 movies to choose from and his Nintendo DS….how could he be bored?  “I am bored too, when are

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Travel and Blog Updates

Good gracious, it’s November!  I know everyone says it, but I am going to add my voice to the rest in saying this year has flown by.  Some of you may have noticed my posting schedule has changed a little and I wanted to do a quick update on travel plans and my posting schedule. Travel Plans for the remainder

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How to cut travel expenses

Whenever I tell people our travel plans, or where we have traveled to, the question I receive the most is “how do you travel so much?”.  I realize to a person that works 9-5 our traveling seems a little excessive, especially since Drew and I still work our office jobs for the time being.  To be honest, we budget travel

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5 Things you will Hate about Travelling

Let me first say, I love travelling.  My ultimate goal is to travel full time, however till that is possible I travel whenever I can.  This is not to discourage anyone from travelling, this is more to inform you of some of the not so good parts of travelling since every Instagram post regarding travel is only rainbows and sunshine.

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Budget Flights – Packing and Survival Tips

You found that illusive $99 flight to Ireland and you bought it without thinking twice.  Yep this happened to me and yes $99 flights do exist especially through Norwegian.  After the elation dies down a little you take a good look at the flight requirements and the airlines website and you start panicking.  Only one carry on allowed and it

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