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
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.