Europe Unfiltered

I know, I know. I couldn’t contain myself.

Cinque Terre, Italy

A well deserved prosciutto and cheese lunch after an afternoon of hiking.

The four of us too scared to smart enough not to run with the bulls in Pamplona.

Beautiful skies in Madrid.

And lots of fun plazas.


Italy Through the Lens

Rome – The Colloseum

Rome – The Roman Forum

Vatican City – Saint Peter’s Basilica (Crepuscular Rays)

Vatican City – St. Pete’s again (this one reminded me of Ghostbusters 2)

Rome – Trevi Fountain

Rivisondoli – Mountainside

Florence – Beautiful Wife


The Romi’s Motherland

Visiting Z’s never-before-met relatives Emilia and Luigi in Rivisondoli, Italy was entertaining from the first minute. First was our seemingly endless search for a payphone in the small town of Rocarasso, where we stayed near Rivisondoli. Calling them was our only way of getting in touch with them; in their 80’s, email wasn’t something they […]

The Old Country

Last week we flew from Bangkok to Rome! Italy is amazing. We envy their lifestyle here tremendously. Quite a few times we’ve mentioned we wish we could partake in more of their daily routine but always recognize that we just work too much. 10 hour days are unheard of. A long lunch with a big […]

Around the World in 180 Days?

So Z and I played a little game the other day. We were trying to decide what places we would ideally like to visit on our trip and we decided to make lists and compare what our top spots would be.

So we each made a list of the top 20 countries (outside of North […]