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Travel Narratives

Recipe: Pisa

  We decided (a little last minute) to go on the Pisa day tour and booked it locally from a group tours place a few doors down from our hotel in Florence. More about our adventures in Florence and the after Pisa fun on our Chianti wine tour HERE.   PIAZZA DEI MIRACOLI • SQUARE OF MIRACLES Formally known as Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square), this walled area is…

Travel Narratives

Recipe: Rome

  After arriving by train from Florence, my mom and I checked into iQ Hotel Roma. We wanted to explore Rome (and find Carapina Gelato). We walked by the monument built in honor of Victor Emmanuel, the first king of a unified Italy. Visited Trajan’s Column & Forum, and then Bartolucci for souvenirs for the kids. After that we went to the Pantheon and Carapina (a few times). We also figured…

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Recipe: Florence

  After we got off the train from Venice we walked to Hotel dei Macchiaioli to drop off our bags and then headed out to explore. We visited Basilica di San Lorenzo and then walked by Firenze Barbecue Ristorante, which had some seating outside. Spaghetti Carbonara for Mom and Pizza Margherita for me.   BASILICA DI SAN LORENZO Basilica di San Lorenzo has a complicated building history. Even…

Travel Narratives

Recipe: Venice

  After landing at the Marco Polo Airport we (my Mom and I) eventually made it onto a bus headed for Venice. It took us a while, lugging our baggage over two large bridges across the Grand Canal, but we eventually found the hotel which was on a smaller canal. Our hotel – the Residence Palazzo Odoni had a cute little courtyard after the door entrance. Took us awhile…

Adventure Resources

Laura’s Outfit for Exploring & Shopping

Dress Code: Casual • Weather: Warm Blouse in white. With a built in tank top and sheer dolman style fabric over it, I loved that this keeps air moving through my underarms while still abiding by the covered shoulders rule for cathedrals. I found mine at Ross by Joseph A, However I also found it at Macy’s, and a similar by Style & Co. that I love and…

Art of Documenting

Travel Writing Prompts – Free Printable!

Ever look at a picture from one of your travels and have trouble remembering what it’s of? Or enjoy an amazing meal someplace and have completely forgotten the name of the restaurant? Journaling your travels helps with that. The details of your experiences described with words or drawings not only puts those memories on paper, it also helps your brain remember by writing it. It’s a win-win situation.…