Not Quite Rome : Visiting the Vatican

Though there is no real ‘border’ between Vatican City and Italy, technically it is a different country, a city state. We learned a lot during our tour of the Vatican Museums, and not just about art.  Vatican City has it’s own Euros, with the face of the Pope (sadly, they are quickly snatched up by…

Rome Part II: The Ancient Romans

We spent our final day in Rome (you can check out our adventures in gelato here!) visiting the arguably most iconic sight-the colloseum. After thoroughly enjoying our final hotel breakfast (and getting reprimanded for using the espresso machine incorrectly) we were on our way to Ancient Rome. We’d booked tickets ahead of time, and therefore…

Rome Part I: Monuments and Gelato

The Eternal City. The name really seems to fit the more you wander through the ancient streets of Rome. The ancient monuments that you can spot while walking down modern sidewalks really drive it home.  The fact that many of the roads follow ancient ones (or the route of ancient chariot races) amazed me, and…

Looking Ahead to 2017

I know we’ve just finished and reviewed our 2016 adventures, but 2017 is going to be an amazing year, I can already tell. We are getting married on New Years, so that’s a good start! Then off to St. Lucia for the honeymoon! Our next adventure in February is to Sevilla with a trip to the…