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 […]

Relaxing on Lake Garda

With 3 weeks of school under my belt, I was definitely feeling ready for some serious r&r.  Luckily I had it lined up to head North to Lake Garda, where I was hoping to be greeted by some sunshine, warm waters and a big glass of wine. After two trains, two buses, and a 30 […]

My Apartment in Florence

I have been eagerly anticipating sharing this post with you guys for so many weeks now – the official reveal of my apartment in Florence.  I got to stay in the cutest little place, in a homey little neighborhood, and it really couldn’t have felt any more Italian or be more adorable than it was. […]

Istituto Il David

So aside from the fact that I love Florence, my main reason for spending 3 weeks there was so that I could take Italian language classes.  Florence is absolutely overflowing with language study opportunities, and although it can be difficult to choose, I really lucked out with finding the Istituto Il David. With one really […]

A Little Vespa, A Lotta Tuscany

Can you tell that I have been having the best time in Florence?  Even with being in school most of the day, I have been able to pack in so many things…and it just doesn’t seem to stop!  In fact, this past Monday after class I hustled myself back over to the Walkabout Florence meeting […]