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Roma: A City Overflowing with History (And Tourists!!)

We arrived in Roma Termini just about 6pm and the heat of the day was permeating everything.  After just hiking to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa earlier in the day (we squeezed this in on our train ride from La Spezia to Rome), we were not really in the mood for much.  We exited the train looking for...

Hiking Cinque Terre: Our Own Amazing Race

A thirty minute walk from our Airbnb to the train station in La Spezia, an eighteen minute train ride to Riomaggiore, and eight, yes EIGHT hours of hiking carried us to Monterossa our final stop of the day. Five distinct villages make up the Cinque Terre, each with some of its own unique characteristics.  These medieval villages began as small...

Turning a Short Trip into a Second Honeymoon in Venice, Italy

Before we booked our trip to Santorini and Mykonos, Jeremy and I agreed to add an additional 3 days in Venice because, well why not? Plus it was going to be my first trip to Italy and I just couldn’t resist! The only downside was that it would leave us getting back to New York late on Sunday with little time...

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