9 Things

Well to be honest, it’s been quite some time since I have updated my 101 in 1001 list.  Or frankly, have even thought about it.  But Ryan sweetly reminded me a few weeks ago that I should take a look at it again, and I figured that he was right. As I read through my […]

Being A Libra

I’m a Libra.  I was born on September 25th, and I seem to find myself pretty in line with most of the Libra characteristics.  Especially the most widely, and easily recognized, balance.  A scale is the astrological sign for a Libra, representing the desire to keep balance, and yep, that’s definitely me. I love the […]

Our Not So Best Laid Plans

So we needed somewhere to fly home from.  That’s really how this all started.  After Provence, we needed to find our easiest route home.  And believe it or not, as coincidence would have it, Paris was our ticket. But let me also be completely transparent with you.  I may have been looking for pretty much […]

In Search of Lavender

Fingers crossed, we had timed our stay in Provence just late enough into June that we would be able to see the first of the lavender.  During our trip research, we had read that the lavender sometimes can bloom as early as June.  But since lavender, like all things nature, is dependent on seasonal changes, […]

the Mistral

We had heard that it was coming.  The Mistral, that is.  But what it was, we weren’t quite sure.  From a very kind little shop owner, we had been told what we believed to be, was some sort of wind heading our way.  However, our conversation with that sweet woman was a very broken mix […]

Blanche Fleur

To be honest, I had the most magical, fairy-tale version of what Provence would be like set in my mind for months before we ever even traveled there.  And truth be told, my ideas were based completely off of assumption and fantasy.  I had pictured us staying in a tiny little village, almost in the […]

the Quieter Side of Mykonos

Several years ago, my Dad shared a story with us about a trip that he took in High School with his family.  My Grammy had planned a holiday through Europe for my Dad and his siblings, and while they were touring around Italy, she had heard from some other travelers about their plans to take […]

That Naxos Life

After a “not so much as we planned” week in Italy, our arrival in Greece was exactly the breath of fresh Greek air that we both needed.  But the funny thing is, had someone asked us exactly one year ago if we would be planning to go back to Greece anytime soon, we would have […]

Finding Our Way in Polignano a Mare

Standing along the coast of Polignano a Mare, it’s hard not to fall in love.  At every turn there is a sweeping vista of the deep blue sea, only interrupted by the icy white waves rolling in.  The beautiful sandy cliffs catch the waves and send them flying into a million pieces, putting on quite […]

As Luck Would Have It

It was a Tuesday morning, and we woke up far too early to catch our taxi to the train station for our very early departure from Tuscany.  We both happily slept during our first train ride all the way to Rome, and when we hopped off to make our transfer, we had just enough time […]