Category Archives: Travel

Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves

Our day in Florence, Italy, didn’t start off as well as we had planned.  We were scheduled to take a morning tour called Nude and Food with Sam from Florence for Foodies at 9:00 am sharp.  They warned us that our 9:00 … Continue reading

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Aluminum Chef

One of the first things we did in Italy was take an all day cooking class.  And by all day I mean ALL DAY.  Eleven solid hours.  At the end we were exhausted but exhilarated.   Healthy, homemade Italian cooking … Continue reading

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Intro to Italy

It’s time to review our Italian Family Vacation.  Let me preface this with: our vacations are NEVER dull.  They usually contain at least one sick child/trip to the ER, and one major catastrophe.  It has gotten to the point where … Continue reading

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Pope on a Rope

Rome is filled with Bangladeshi (is that even the right word?) street vendors. One right after the other they line the streets, all selling the exact same products.  The exact. same. products.  Standing no more than three feet apart from … Continue reading

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Professional discretion

Today I woke up with the fourth cold sore I’ve had in my entire life.  As we were wandering Rome I saw a pharmacy, and decided to step in to see if they had anything for it.  It was a … Continue reading

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Roman Holiday: My Family Style

When one thinks “Glamorous Italian Vacation”, one gets a certain picture in their mind.  I guarantee you, it’s nothing like the actual picture of my family on vacation. We are way more Griswold than Audrey Hepburn. Case in point: today … Continue reading

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My Glamorous Italian Life: Update two

The small squishy one had been lamenting our lack of train travel.  Looks like he is getting his wish.

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Glamorous Italian Life: Update

The glamour of Italy continues.  Does anyone know how to say “transmission” in Italian? Oh wait…I get to ride with the driver!  

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The glamour of travel

Not everything is glamorous in Italy.  Take a brief pause from wanting to seal me up in a wine cask and remember, even in Italy,  one must do laundry.

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Where’s Waldo?

Turns out I’ve got way less free time on this trip than I thought I would have. Guess you’ll have to wait a week for any posts of substance.  I’ve been too busy doing this.           … Continue reading

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