Plans For The Summer?

Usually each year we have some epic travel plans in store for you.  Summer of 2013 we shared our 6 week European Road Trip with you.  Summer 2014 we became a nomadic family and “lived” on a houseboat in Amsterdam, enjoyed a 3 week Road Trip in Europe, then made the big leap over to a life in Southeast Asia.  For Summer 2015 we will remain in Spain!  I think…

The Village of Pampaneira  Las Alpujarras Granada Spain

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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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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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6 Week European Road Trip – 2013 “The Reality”

We did it!  We took a 6 Week European Road Trip and had a blast. We are now home in Almuñécar, Spain and catching up on laundry and some much-needed rest.  Now we will have time to actually write about all the cool things we did.  I will provide you with a quick summary here and then over the coming weeks we will share some of the highlights of our Summer Road Trip.Summer 2013 Road Trip - Europe

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Who Cut The Cheese? Parmigiano-Reggiano To Be Exact

Here we are an American family of 4, living in Spain and exploring Italy!   We love Spain, but I must admit we love Italy too.  Especially the food!  As you know, Alan isn’t a big foodie, so you may have guessed, he doesn’t “get into” cheese.  It just so happens that I love cheese, well most of them anyway.   Continue reading

Strange Laws In Pisa

The U.S. is a great place.  Sometimes though, there are strange rules and regulations that quite frankly are insane.  For instance, did you know that in North Carolina, elephants may not be used to plow cotton fields.  In California, peacocks have the right of way to cross any street, including driveways.  There are tons of examples.

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Time To See Aida in Verona, Italy

 Our Aida Experience

When I first learned of the Opera being held in a Real Roman Theater, I was tickled pink.  I quickly researched on-line and found that Aida was going to be playing during our time in Verona, Italy too!  Double bonus baby!  I was thinking about how much we were going to relish this experience and I couldn’t wait for the day to arrive.

Aida Opera at  Roman Theater - Verona, Italy

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