It’s been a busy couple of days around here, so it seems time for a house keeping update! So, what have we missed… Baby met the Pope, so that’s huge. Hard to write a follow-up post to that. We were handed a note in Italian from one of the security people after Baby’s blessing, giving … Continue reading A Roman Round Up.
One lazy day last week, we were sitting around the apartment talking about what we'd do when my mum arrived. We had planned to see the sites, do some window shopping, and a trip to the Vatican, but needed an extra thing or two to beef up the itinerary. Tyler suggested going to the Wednesday … Continue reading Blessed.
We’ve been looking forward to this moment since we left Canada. The arrival of a grandma means lots of snuggles for Baby, a best friend for me, and in this case, lots of home made goodies for all of us have shown up. Thanks to Gramma Montague for her famous Nutella Rice Krispies Rolls, and … Continue reading Nonna’s Here!
I’ve visited the top five gelato shops in Rome (as of the date of this post, based on TripAdvisor rankings), so that you don’t have to. Very generous, I know. To start, they’re all fabulous, and when you’re sampling the best, it gets nit-picky. That being said, here are my thoughts! 1.) L’Arena del Gelato … Continue reading A Whole Lotto Gelato
The apartment we have rented is just a few steps from Trevi fountain, which means at least a couple of times a day we have the privilege of walking by one of Rome's most famous monuments. Regardless of how many times we pass by, its power hasn't been lost on me, or the thousands of … Continue reading Fendi for Fountains
We're back at our apartment in Rome after a week-long holiday within a holiday to San Marino and Slovenia. Granted, I’m excited about 98% of travel, but visiting Slovenia may be the best decision we’ve made on this trip, exceeding every expectation we had. I was already looking forward to the glamping (glamorous camping), but … Continue reading Garden Village — Glamping in Slovenia
For years, when asked what my favourite country was I could reply “Austria” without hesitation. I truly believe it has something for everyone — extreme sports, a rich history, beautiful architecture, a strong arts community and of course, Swarovski crystals. I’ve visited around 40 countries since first going to Austria so naturally, during the eight-hour … Continue reading The Hills Are Alive
Want to know how to have an inexpensive weekend away in San Marino? Just show up! After taking a train through Bologna to Rimini, we learned from our budget-oriented ways of taking the bus and took the first available taxi to our hotel, Hotel Joli, in San Marino. Located just outside the city walls, but … Continue reading A How-to Guide: An Inexpensive Weekend in San Marino
Ahhh Rome: the coffee is hot, the fashion is fresh, and Steve Carell is zipping through the park on a segway. Wait, what? That's right folks -- Dunder Mifflin's favourite boss was photographed with his family vacationing in Rome just yesterday at the same park we're pictured at, in my last entry! I am notoriously … Continue reading Piccolo Pleasures
There are a few things in life that I have a hard time resisting: the combination of peanut butter and chocolate (regardless of the form in which they are married), activities in which yoga pants are acceptable, and as it turns out, glamping in Slovenia. A few years ago when I started rhyming off the … Continue reading One Thing Leads to Another