• Cruising from Barcelona to Rome

    Month: November 2019 Accomodations: 3-Night cruise aboard the MSC Divina departing Barcelona, heading to Marseille, France and Genoa, Italy, ending in Civitavecchia, Italy (Port of Rome). Lovely experience! We adored our stop in Genoa and could have spent another full day there touring around. We enjoyed it a bit more than the day spent in Marseille as there was not much to see in this port and visitors should be cautious of certain neighborhood areas. Air B&B 3-night stay at Pantheon in the Window, Rome Italy (Truly an incredible and safe location right in the city center of Rome and within walking distance…

  • How to Unpack After Your Travels

    Packing for a trip can seem like a daunting task – especially when you have small children to also plan for. But for many, nothing is worse than arriving home from a trip and needing to UNPACK. My husband, love him dearly, is one of these people. As someone who travels frequently for work, he arrives home exhausted. Understood! Typically, he’ll tear open his suitcase and pull out whatever goodies he’s purchased for the kids, which I find adorable. But then his suitcase will make its way to the floor opened….and unpacked – sometimes for days. He’s not a lazy person! I’m sure…

  • La Pobla de Lillet, Spain Photo Gallery

    Month: November 2018 Accommodations: Air B&B – Mas Merolla, Gombren Listing link here – https://abnb.me/8r6AAq74L0 Our Favorite Thing To Do: This home is situated deep in the countryside of Catalunya in the heart of tiny Gombren. Surrounded by nature, the smells and sounds of this incredible home are the perfect getaway from city life. We spent our time hiking and exploring the area – little trails, lush meadows and shaded forests. It was a perfect weekend of outdoor simplicity for the kids – technology free! Our Best Tip: The nearest town of La Pobla de Lliet where you’ll find several small shops and…

  • How to Spend a Winter Weekend in Vienna, Austria

    Winter can be a difficult tine of year to travel in Europe if you are more of a tropical, beach-loving kind of person. The vast majority of European cities, even as south as Greece, see cold temperatures from December through March. But we weren’t willing to let the cold stand in our way of seeing yet another bucket list city, such as Vienna. Month: March 2019 Accomodations: Hotel Ziper – Lange Gasse, 49 Vienna, Austria 1080 This was the perfect location for us, centrally located and about a 15 minute walk to the Vienna Town Hall Rathausplatz. The hotel was clean, breakfast buffet…

  • An Unforgettable Experience in Lake Como Italy

    MONTH: June 2018 ACCOMODATIONS: Hotel II Perlo Panorama, Bellagio Italy RECOMMENDATIONS: Our Favorite Meal During the Trip: La Fontana Bellagio hidden down a quiet alley in the maze of Bellagio streets. We recommend ordering the Lasagne Alla Crema di Radicchio and Risotto al Nero di Seppia. Things to Do: Bellagio Rent a Boat located in The Lido di Bellagio (75 Euro for 1 hour, 140 Euros for 2 hours). This was our favorite activity that we did as a family. Life vests provided for all passengers, you may bring aboard food/beverage as you wish. One word of advice: boats do not come equipped…

  • 4 Lessons Learned When Traveling with Toddlers

    Someone once said to me, “Traveling is like getting a tattoo. You do it once and it’s almost impossible to stop there. It becomes a part of you forever”. As someone who never mustered up the courage to get inked, I can only imagine the similarity between the two. Because when it comes to travel – I simply can’t get enough! It didn’t take long after relocating to Barcelona for the “wanderlust bug” to whisper in our ears! And in Europe with flights under two hours and less than 100 euros to any country, it’s hard to resist! It isn’t more than two…