Monopoli, Italy – Life in the Slow Lane

Reflecting on travels of the past versus our traveling today, our travel tastes have definitely changed.  Not in the sense that we love to travel (that passion is as strong as ever), but more so how we like to travel.  We used to have a long to-do list for each day of our travels, packed […]

Cooking Experience Lecce

For our last night in Lecce, we signed up to take a cooking class with Cooking Experience.  As I’ve mentioned many times before, cooking classes are one of our favorite things to do when traveling, and we were definitely not going to miss out on the opportunity to learn how to make some Puglian classics. […]

Slow Start in Lecce

Remember the musical, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”?  Well, a funny thing happened on our way to Lecce…we both got sick.  And unfortunately not just the sniffles – full out wheezing, hacking, loads of snot, chest colds.  (We were probably the least desirable people to be next to on the […]

Quick Stop in Bolzano

After leaving Castelrotto (a bit reluctantly to be honest), we took the bus down the mountain to the main hub town of the region, Bolzano.  We never planned on spending much time in Bolzano, we were just using it as a quick stopover on our way South. And here is how the bus down from […]

Hiking the Alpe di Siusi

A few days ago we hiked the Alpe di Siusi, the largest high alpine meadow in Europe, and I am still in awe of our experience.  I’m not going to lie, it was pretty tough (especially the altitude), but the rewards were the most beautiful views that we have ever seen.  I hope that you […]

Hotel Zum Turm

As soon as we arrived in Castelrotto, we immediately fell in love with the town’s charm.  So by the time we made it through the town and to the doorstep of our hotel, Zum Turm, we felt like we had arrived at the cutest little ski chalet meets gingerbread house. Even before stepping into the […]

Castelrotto, Italy

It’s kind of funny to think about, but when we traveled from Italy to France, we felt like we had a really long travel day.  But now we know even longer.  It almost pains me to say this, but we had an 11 hour travel day on Monday.  11 hours.  In some strange way it […]

Villa Otero

I’m not going to lie.  It took a lot for us to get to Nice.  Originally we just had one simple train to catch directly from Milan to Nice, but unfortunately our train was delayed multiple times.  And then it eventually stopped in Menton, France…for good. Luckily we were able to catch a bus from […]

Nice, France

Since the hubby and I have arrived in Nice, I have been a bit more absent in the social media world.  Although I have still kept you all up to date with a few blog posts and Instagram posts, I have barely taken any photos here – and honestly, it has been really nice to […]

Hotel Continental

When planning out my first few days post Italian school, I knew that I wanted to go somewhere where I could just completely relax and check out.  I originally picked out Lake Garda as my destination simply because I thought it looked beautiful, but also for me, there is something so calming about being surrounded […]