Well, it’s been another few weeks in Sicily and thankfully we haven’t melted yet! We have come close, but a few rainy days gave us some much needed reprieve from the heat. Today, we explore two small cities close to where we are staying. The first is called Noto Antica and is actually the original … More Sicily: Noto Antica & Siracusa
We spent today in a tiny seaside fishing town called Marzamemi. The sea was, of course, beautiful, even though the beach is made from a few hundred layers of squishy seaweed. Marzamemi is known for being a fisherman’s town with stone structures that have been standing for hundreds of years. The same buildings have been on … More Marzamemi, Sicily
After our vacation week, Brad and I headed to our August accommodation in the countryside between Noto and Avola, Sicily. We are staying in a large, beautiful house on lots of farm land with almond trees, fig trees, olive trees, and a scruffy little dog named Lou! One of our first weekend adventures was to … More Architecture in Noto, Sicily
Our last “vacation-from-the-vacation” day was spent in Palermo. Palermo has a reputation for mafia involvement, baroque architecture, and crazy-hectic streets. Although we didn’t have any run-ins with the mob… the beauty of the architecture and the craziness of the city definitely made an appearance. The architecture was so different than the rest of Europe. It has … More Sicily: One Day in Palermo
If you know me well, you know that two years ago I had a horrible experience on a bicycle and vowed off them. I gave away my fancy mountain bike to my friend, Brittney, and said “never again!” Well sometimes there are moments so beautiful that you have to suck it up and jump on a … More Mondello, Sicily: Riserva di Capo Gallo
Ciao da Italia! After coming back from the wedding of a lifetime in Virginia, Brad and I took off a week of work to have a proper vacation. I know, I know.. I can hear it now. “Hasn’t this whole trip been one big vacation?” In a way it has but we took four days off … More Mondello, Sicily: A Proper Vacation!
Well Barcelona- you’ve done it! He navigated us through Petite France in Strasbourg and the Latin Quarter in Paris both without a map… but your Gothic Quarter has succeeded in confusing Brad and getting us very lost. The way the streets wind and curve, begin and end in random places, and take sharp turns around … More Barcelona: The Gothic Quarter