Holidays, Italy, Traveling

Top 3 beaches along the Tuscan coast

  Most people do not think of the beach when they think of Tuscany.  The thought of rolling green hills, vineyards, and quaint villages come to mind.  If you have yet to discover the beaches in Tuscany,  I would highly recommend a getaway to Tuscany.   The beaches along the Tuscan coast spread for miles… Continue reading Top 3 beaches along the Tuscan coast


Vera Pizza in Naples

  Pizza Napoletana style Is it worth all the fuss? I'd have to say..... yes. Naples is the birthplace of Pizza. Literally, you can eat your way through Naples. Besides garbage, the streets are scattered with pizzerias everywhere. If you want good pizza, look for the Vera Pizza Napolentana sign. Making Pizza is an art… Continue reading Vera Pizza in Naples


Villa del Balbianello

If you are visiting Northern Italy, I can highly recommend visiting Villa del Balbianello on Lake Como. Lake Como is less than an hour outside of  Milan.  Just a short drive from the city of Como in Lenno you will find Villa del Balbianello. The Villa is protected under FAI, which is a non-profit organization that protects… Continue reading Villa del Balbianello

Italy, Trip Snapshot

Highlights in Venice

I find Venice to be a magical place.  Really, there is no other place like it. From the car-less streets to the hundreds of bridges, Venice is one of a kind. Tourist flock to Venice making it nearly impossible to walk down some of the narrow street-ways (especially if you are pushing a stroller). But… Continue reading Highlights in Venice


Top Five things to see in Florence

Florence, home of the Renaissance, is packed full of museums, culture, art, food and more. Florence planted the I want to move to Europe seed in me. I fell in love on my first arrival and we have since returned many times. It is a city we will never tire of. How to arrive? Santa Maria… Continue reading Top Five things to see in Florence

Italian Mountains, Italy, Mountains, Skiing

Skiing in the Dolomites

The Dolomites are in the Northeastern part of Italy encompassing the provinces of Belluno, South Tyrol, and Trentino. The whole area is actually a UNESCO world heritage site and we were lucky enough to finally make a visit there. We decided we wanted to take a family ski trip this year and, although Switzerland is… Continue reading Skiing in the Dolomites

Italy, Traveling

Family Adventure Podcast

  We had the opportunity to do a podcast last month with Family Adventure Podcasts. We were honored to speak with them about our personal story moving abroad. If you haven't discovered them, they have an awesome podcast with inspiring stories of family adventures. I am not sure our story is as inspiring as theirs.… Continue reading Family Adventure Podcast

Italy, Traveling

Stresa and the Borromean Islands

Stresa and the surrounding area is one of our favorite places in Northern Italy. The city of Stresa is set on beautiful Lake Maggiore with views of the nearby Borromean Islands. The area is only an hour train ride from Milan, which makes it convenient to visit if flying in or out of Milan. When… Continue reading Stresa and the Borromean Islands

Castles, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland

Castles, Palaces, Walled Cities

Traveling with kids can be daunting, especially if you fail to keep them entertained. Thankfully, there are thousands of castles in Europe. Seems like everywhere we go there is a castle to explore. The kids are fascinated with castles (think...dungeons, dragons, swords). We have explored our fair share of castles and I thought I would… Continue reading Castles, Palaces, Walled Cities

Italy, Trip Snapshot

Trip Snapshot: Sardinia

For this week's trip snapshot will be on the relaxing beaches in Sardinia Fly, Drive, or Boat? We flew to Sardinia on Easy Jet. (Not sure why we constantly torture ourselves with discounter airlines, but sometimes the deals are too good to pass up) There are quite a few discounter airlines that fly into Sardinia.… Continue reading Trip Snapshot: Sardinia