Gratitude and Joy, The World A to Z, Travel

Day 183 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – T is for Tuscany

We could easily have stayed longer … exploring more of the villages, visiting the hometown of Romeo and Juliet, checking out why the cheese here is so delicious, and tasting wine in hundreds of wineries!

Food, Gratitude and Joy

Day 179 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – The Food in Italy

There is so much to see and do in Italy, but for me, the food is the star of any vacation there.

Food, Gratitude and Joy

Day 178 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Gelato

I don’t think it’s overstating to say that no trip to Italy is complete without at least several stops for gelato.

Gratitude and Joy, Travel

Day 174 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – The Vespa Tour

... for anyone who’s ever driven in Italy, the idea of guiding a scooter in traffic is daunting.

Food, Gratitude and Joy, Travel

Day 173 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Breakfast in Italy

We’ve been home for about a week now and I am still craving that perfect cappuccino in the morning.

Gratitude and Joy, Travel

Day 172 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Being Spoiled

... and the bathrooms were very small.

Musings, Travel

A World of Christmas Memories

Wherever you are this Christmas, may your spirits be bright and may joy fill your heart and home!

The World A to Z, Travel

O is for Orseolo

The best part of having your own plan to see the world is being able to make it fit your personal wishes. That was especially true of the “O” trip. Greg and I wanted to go somewhere romantic, European and hopefully Italian. Neither of us had ever been to Venice (well, to be fair, I… Continue reading O is for Orseolo

The World A to Z

I is for Italy

I is for Italy, specifically Florence. I often tell people that Italy is actually several countries. No, not politically, but gastronomically. After all, what better way to get to know a place than through its food? In the north, Italy is Alpine. There are thick, warming stew-like sauces and heavy, hearty meals. In the south,… Continue reading I is for Italy