There is no place on earth like Venice. When we exited the train station, Auntie Stacey asked me "Are you ready?" I responded with "Ready for what?" But she didn't have to answer. We walked outside and immediately I knew what she meant. We stood at the edge of a canal lined with old stone… Continue reading Seven People on an Uncomfortable Gondola Ride
We took a train from Rome to Florence to do a bit of sightseeing on our way to Venice. Florence was gorgeous. This was the type of old city that you think of when someone says "Tuscany." Old stone buildings, bridges over canals, people buying stuff in the street. It didn't hurt that it was… Continue reading The Day Memere’s Purse Came in Handy
After spending such a glorious period of time in South Africa, we made our way back to Europe for a few more days of fun, this time in Italia. This leg of the trip was immediately off to a bumpy start. After 14 hours in the air, we were all tired, hot, grouchy, and ready… Continue reading Welcome to Europe! We Lost Your Baggage.
When we entered the safari lodge gates and immediately saw zebras and giraffes walking around like they owned the place, I knew this was going to be an unbelievable experience. I was right. The wildlife was everywhere. We had a monkey join us in the restaurant for breakfast. It's not like they did that on… Continue reading Living in the Lion King
Cape Town was a really cool place. We stayed in a condo right downtown, where we were able to take daily strolls down to the waterfront. There was a little shopping mall right on the edge of the city called the Victoria and Albert Waterfront. That's where our little grocery store was, so we found… Continue reading Wine, Penguins, and Rain
This vacation was less about Paris and more about getting to Africa, but we were going to take advantage of our one-day layover by doing the fastest one-day tour of Paris in Parisian history. Our flight was a red-eye that left at 7ish at night Boston time and arrived at 6ish in the morning Paris… Continue reading Sprinting Through Paris