Road Trips In Europe! – 6 Weeks Of Accommodation Reviewed

It’s time to start planning those summer Road Trips

Many people enjoy road trips in Europe and we wanted to experience one as well.  We plotted and planned our adventure and experienced one of the best road trips ever!  We spent 6 weeks on our road trip roaming around Europe and only booked the first couple of legs of our trip in advance.  After that, it was free-flowing.   Continue reading

Going To The Chapel and We’re Gonna Get Married, In Rome!

Okay, so we aren’t getting married ‘cause we already are!  However, if you want to get married in Rome or would like to see others get married by the minute, then we can tell you where to go!  I am still catching up on things to share with you from our 6 week European Road Trip.  We have so much to share, but it takes loads of time to weed through all of the photos.

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Our Best Advice For Venice Italy

Venice Italy holds a special place in our hearts.  The first few years Alan and I were married, we lived in London and that was nearly 17 years ago.  During our time living in the UK, we made a point to venture off and explore every chance we could.   Continue reading

Reggio Emilia, Itay – A Photo Walk

While we were staying near Florence Italy, for the upcoming week we had scheduled a tour to see some Pagani supercars as well as the Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Dairy in Modena.  We were looking for some last-minute accommodation near Modena, Italy to ensure we had easy access to the tour locations.  We found the most adorable apartment in Reggio Emilia and the owners were very accommodating.

Reggio Emila Apartment

Our “home” for 4 nights in Reggio Emilia. We could walk everywhere and loved going to the local bakery and supermarket. There was a park at the end of the street too. It was ideal and the owners were so very nice!

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How Much Did That 6 Week European Road Trip Cost?

This is the question many of you have asked and I bet many of you wanted to, but didn’t want to invade our privacy. How much did your European Road Trip Cost?  Don’t worry, if you have a question for us, just ask!  We are sharing our experiences, stories, budgets with all of you.

Summer European Road Trip Cost

Not only to keep a record for ourselves, but to show you it can be done.  We want to share it all with you for inspiration, to help you prepare, plan or even think differently about your dreams and desires.  So ask away, don’t be shy.  Okay, so now let’s get into the 6 week road trip cost as we traveled around Europe, the ride of our lives.Toulouse France Ferris Wheel

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Great Moments – Lake Garda Italy

Over the course of our Summer 2013 road trip, we had a lot of experiences.  Some of the most memorable for me were very simple.  It didn’t matter so much the What we were doing, the thing that stands out for me was that they were great moments because we were connecting as a family.  The best memory of the trip was when we rented a boat on Lake Garda Italy.

Lake Garda Italy - Boat Rental

Lake Garda Italy – Boat Rental

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Traditional Balsamic Vinegar

One of the things I really enjoy about our Summer road trip travel adventure is that we’re learning about local products, and how they’re made.  While the Pagani Tour was awesome, we decided to do something a little more down to earth.  We took a tour of Acetaia di Giorgio and saw how they make Traditional Balsamic Vinegar firsthand.

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A Photo Walk Through Riomaggiore – Cinque Terre Italy

For many years I’ve dreamed of strolling through the narrow streets in the five quintessential villages of the Italian Riviera, Cinque Terre.  Each village nestled deeply into the crevices of the rocky hillsides which cascade into the Mediterranean Sea.  With homes painted in a multitude of earthy colors, adorning fresh flowers on the balconies and vines on the walls.  For me, this is one place that was on our must see list while on our 6 week European Road Trip.  Luckily the kids and Alan were up for the day trip from our campsite in Monotpoli, about a 90 min drive each way.

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We Went Camping In Rome!

As a family of 4 we like to try out all types of accommodation options and this Summer Road Trip was to be no different.  We aren’t your typical hotel goers, as we prefer a little more space or unusual places.  That said, there are times when a hotel fits the bill for short stays. We have stayed in a cave house, a ferry, boat hotels, but most often, we like to rent apartments, so why not try camping in Rome?

Camping in Rome - I Pini Family Park

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