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We love Bologna

I'm not sure if the laid back atmosphere, the slower pace, and the minimal crowds are typical of Bologna, but this was what we experienced making it my favorite destination so far on this round-the-world trip. We booked a hotel for our 3 nights through hostelworld.com which was about a 15 minute walk from the center of the old...

Our Three Days in the Amalfi Coast, a Must See in Southern Italy!

Winding around the cliff walls on a bus about as wide as the entire road, squeezing past cars and other buses driving in the opposite direction, and holding my breath the entire ride for fear of tumbling off the side of the cliff, we eventually made it to the well-known Amalfi Coast. This popular tourist destination lies along the...

Pompeii and Herculaneum: Victims of Mount Vesuvius

OK, so yes, we all read about Pompeii in school and were surely glued to our seats as our teachers rambled on about a city frozen in time (no offense to all the amazing teachers out there, especially you Mom).  I enjoyed seeing the pictures in our textbooks and hearing about the explosive power of the volcano in class,...

Naples: Eating Our Way Through this Busy Little City

Somehow, timed just right, Whitney and I are boarding our train from Naples to Bologna absolutely stuffed. We have eaten more pizza in the last week than I ever did working fulltime at Domino’s Pizza in college. Now, we’ve made this quick stop at a very highly recommended pizza joint, L’Antica Pizzeria di Michele, to really top it all...