Italy, Travel

A Perfect Day in Tuscany

Warning, this is a true account of an actual day. If you are not in the mood for a self-congratulatory, detailed description of a vacation day in Tuscany, read no further.  I am in Tuscany with my family of four, and with my sister, Rachel and her hubby and two […]

Italy, Travel

Artisans of Florence

With Grandma’s first visit to Europe, we wanted to give her a special window into a country with centuries of art and culture. While we thought a deep dive into Renaissance art might be a bit of a snooze for her and the kids, a tour of the artisans of […]

Italy, Travel

Delight in the Dolomites

The Dolomites are a majestic mountain range in the northeast of Italy, even named a UNESCO World Heritage site for their stunning beauty and rich diversity. We’ve been to there before, but only in the summer. Seven years ago, when Sylvie was just a baby, we went on a climbing […]