Bubbles In Florence

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Florence was one of the cities I was looking forward to most in Italy. I had heard from so many different people that Florence was their favorite city, while on the contrary, others favored Rome and said Florence was just ok. I was eager to see the hype of both places and which side of the scale I would fall: Team Florence or Team Rome. I won’t say until I post about Rome, but I’ll start with alluding to the…

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A Sweet Day in Lake Garda

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Looking back on these photos makes my heart swell for Lake Garda. I want to go as far to say that Garda may have been my favorite place in Italy, but I kind of feel like I’m cheating on Rome. We drove from Salò to Riva del Garda, which is the most northern town on the lake, making stops along the way at a couple of the little towns on the east side of Garda. The drive itself was spectacular and though…

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Peachy In Lake Garda

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Lake Garda was a bit of a wild card when planning where in Italy we wanted to visit. I had always heard about Lake Como, but for the most part had overlooked the entire Italian lakes region, let alone known Lake Garda existed before about May. The seed was planted when one of my favorite travel bloggers had gone and the photos looked too good to be true. And just like that, it started popping up everywhere. I began doing my…

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So Long, Lake Tahoe

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When I moved to Tahoe five and a half years ago, it was under the assumption that it would be a place I’d stay no longer than 18 months. I was in a completely different place in my life. I was living in midtown Sacramento, working at the State Capitol and had a social and young professional life I adored. I had visited Tahoe a few times, but never did it ever cross my mind that it would be a place I’d consider…

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A Day In Burano

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I don’t expect that my infatuation with Italy will ever dull, but having lived our trip and knowing what I know, I’d say I’m glad we went to Venice but I don’t think I’d go back. I say this with love because on our second day we spent the morning exploring other parts of Venice before venturing out to the island of Burano, a tiny island about 45 minutes outside Venice that stole my heart. This storybook island was nothing…

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Best of Venice

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Oh, Italy. When we originally started looking into doing a destination wedding, I had actually spent a good amount of time looking into getting married in Positano or somewhere along the Amalfi Coast. We switched gears when we realized it was much more than we wanted to spend on our wedding but deciding to honeymoon through Italy was a no-brainer. Similar to Greece, I’ve had a special place in my heart for Italy and have always reserved it for a bigger…

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