Italy, Stop 5: Lake Como

Here we are, the final stop of our Italian adventure one whole year ago. I still can't believe it's been that long since we flew there and back. (And I'm actually pretty proud of myself for how much I've managed to remember in the process of writing these recaps.) To say I'm sad would be [...]

Italy, Stop 3: Rome

Remember that time we went to Italy? Nine months ago? I'm the worst, I know. But in my defense, Calabria and Florence set two very high bars. And I'm not saying Rome wasn't great—it was beautiful and full of more history than any one person can consume in just three days—but the vibe was somethin' else. We'll [...]

Italy, Stop 2: Florence

We're potentially planning another jaunt overseas and I should probably finish this series before then, yeah? This one's gonna be quite lengthy, seeing as Florence is probably the most beautiful city of all time and easily our most action-packed stop. So buckle up! It started with an overnight bus from Calabria. If you remember, the Panes and Ananias [...]

Italy: An Introduction

We've been back on U.S. soil for exactly 37 days. I avoided looking at a single picture from the trip for the first 34—and for good reason. The second I saw snaps of Adami and Florence and La Spezia, my heart skipped some sixty beats, longing for the country we trekked top to bottom in [...]

Step by Step

Europe is actually happening and I can't believe it. After all kinds of back and forth wondering if airfare might drop and should we wait it out or just pull the trigger because the prices weren't that bad, we finally did it. We booked our flights to Italy and I CANNOT believe it. Before I dive [...]

How’s It Going to Be

We're barely a month into the new year and I'm already overwhelmed by everything we have planned. It's a great problem to have. I've always enjoyed traveling. And I'm not saying that in a "this is what makes me special" way—I cannot overstate how much I hate when people do that. Tell me something interesting about [...]

Bills, Bills, Bills

Drew made a "big purchase" yesterday. And I use the quotes because the more we talked about it, the more I realized "big" doesn't mean the same to everyone. For me, any one item over $200 is a big purchase. I spend $40 on jeans, maybe just as much on a sweater, if I really like [...]