Entry No. 52: Northern Italy Brescia, Verona and Mantua When someone tells you they vacationed to Italy, it’s usually to one of these five hotspots: Rome, Florence/Tuscany, Venice, Capri or Cinque Terre. While those treasured spots are popular for good reasons, there are so many other smaller gems to discover in Italy. I’ve…

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Pisa & Florence, Italy I can’t believe how many European trips I still have left to write about for this journal but here’s a peek at our journey to Pisa and Florence almost two years ago – a beautiful and relaxing area of Italy for your honeymoon. It was kind…

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Venice, Italy Venice. This trip marked my second visit and it’s unlike anywhere I’ve ever been. A mix of fairy tale beauty, crowded squares, cooing pigeons and magically still canals. And, as many honeymooners will attest, a romantic city to the core. I think Venice would be a fantastic blip…

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Cinque Terre, Italy Editor’s Note: Since this short visit, I returned to Cinque Terre and spent a week hiking around. You can check out my more thorough travel guide to Cinque Terre here.  It seems like many moons ago that I shared a little bit of J&I’s anniversary cruise through…

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Tropea, Italy I already teased to Tropea with this blog entry about the amazing seaglass and Italian tiles I collected along the coastline. Today, I’m going share everything else I know about this little gem with you. A few weeks before New Year’s, I came across some Tropean eye candy…

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J&I recently traveled to Tropea, Italy, for a long New Year’s weekend (you can read my full honeymoon guide to Tropea here) and I want to highlight my favorite part of our trip today – The beaches of Tropea (near the toe of Italy’s boot) are overflowing with gorgeous seaglass! Any…

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Entry No. 28 / Sardinia A few weeks ago, I took off with a dear friend of mine, B, for a long weekend in Sardinia. My hubby was away on yet another business trip and when my BFF and I found round-trip flights for less than 50 euro, we were on…

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