Eurotrip 2014 Photo Blog!

Eurotrip 2014 Photo Blog!

Here is our three-week Italian and Swiss honeymoon in pictures! It was the best trip. Ever. My handsome hubs was the perfect traveling companion – the yin to my high energy yang – and took many wonderful pictures daily. I consolidated the 1400+ pics into the best snapshot of our trip that I could.  (…)

Italy and Switzerland

Italy and Switzerland

Read the blog about the first half of our trip here. Florence and Venice To visit Venice, we did as the locals do: we bought a train ticket from Florence and settled in to a two hour train ride across Italy. It landed us in the beautiful floating – sinking? – city. We walked the(…)

Ciao from Italia!

Ciao from Italia!

With all the excitement leading up to this trip, I wanted to check in and update the blog about our travels thus far. I will do a more robust photo blog after the trip is over and I have access to our home office. I am typing from our Firenze apartment, reflecting on our travels(…)

Ultimate Packing Guide for Europe

Ultimate Packing Guide for Europe

How can you possibly survive three weeks in Europe with just one backpack? The number one goal to keep in mind when packing is to do so lightly. In the words of my favorite ever-so-nerdy Rick Steves – sorry, Rick – you’ll never find good travelers boasting about how much heavier their bag gets every year.(…)

1 Week Until Europe!

1 Week Until Europe!

Just one week to go! I have actually been dreaming about Tuscan wine, ancient Roman marble ruins, old cobblestone streets, the works of Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Botticelli, Raphael, Titian and Giotto, and the simple pleasure of pairing freshly baked bread with artisanal cheese. My diminutive pile of clothing to bring is folded; the shoes have been(…)

2 Weeks Until Europe!

2 Weeks Until Europe!

Pinch me, please. Is it really be possible that our Euro trip is just 2 weeks away? Ry and I have had a ball accumulating all of the little odds and ends needed to make the trip more comfortable and easy. We are now the proud owners of every possible travel sized essential under the sun.(…)

3 Weeks Until Europe!

3 Weeks Until Europe!

We can’t believe that our countdown to Europe is less than three weeks! We decided to plan our honeymoon for five months after the wedding. Read the first post which explains why here.  It seemed like it would be forever until the day – September 15! – arrived. We have accumulated the travel essentials – backpacks, packing cubes to(…)

4 Weeks Until Europe!

4 Weeks Until Europe!

Our European getaway is only 4 weeks away! If you missed my first post on our honeymoon, read it here. Today I am featuring one of the places we will be staying – in the heart of Tuscany! – that I am perhaps most excited about. But first, a little back story. My family is huge(…)

6-Week Europe Countdown!

6-Week Europe Countdown!

Ryan and I leave for Europe in exactly 6 weeks! We cannot wait to get away to Italy and Switzerland for our honeymoon when the weather is a little cooler and the crowds are down. Every time I go, a huge part of me wants to just forgo my ticket home and stay for at least(…)

That Name is so Wack: Part II

That Name is so Wack: Part II

Do you remember my former post about my last name, Wack? If so, then you’ll understand the significant change that I have undergone. If you haven’t read it or need a refresher, read it here. To add to the beauty of possessing such an unusual last name, fate decided to add a little more fun to(…)