Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Blog Challenge Day 7: Favorite Vacation


Oh man. This one is so easy. My favorite vacation ever was to Italy in March of 2008.

Although it was 15 months after our wedding, this trip was actually our honeymoon. We saved and saved and saved for it, but it was totally worth the wait.

We spent 8 days in Italy, visiting Venice, Cinque Terre and Rome. I can't even begin to describe how magical it was. We did the touristy things, like visiting the Vatican and Colosseum, but we mostly just walked around and took in the culture.

One of my favorite things to do was to get lost in various far-flung Italian neighborhoods. A bit off the beaten path, we'd often stumble upon a great bistro or wine bar. The food was always so fresh and so delicious. The wine was crisp and plentiful. And the scenery was simply awe-inspiring. By far the best trip we've ever taken.

A few photos to help illustrate our experience...

"Lovers Lane" trail in Cinque Terre
In the Vatican 
Hill top in Vernazza (Cinque Terre)
Fishing boats in Vernazza (Cinque Terre)
Canals of Venice
"Lost City" in Rome

There are other places I want to visit (Madrid, Paris, Costa Rica, Chile, among others), but I can't wait to do Italy again.


  1. I would love to go to Italy one of these days. Your pictures are gorgeous!

  2. I love Italy! I spent a lot of vacations in the tuscany and its just so scenic! Really wanna go back too!

  3. What amazing pictures! Looks like a wonderful time, definitely worth the wait!

  4. Love the pictures! I want to go to Italy so bad!!! I just think it would be so beautiful!

  5. Ahh - I'm jealous of your visit to Cinque Terre - it was on our list but we ran out of time to visit! It's definitely on my list of go-back to visit :)

  6. Fabulous! I think we have very similar travel styles. Although I believe seeing the major sights and museums is important, the moments I remember and enjoy most are when I just explore and experience life in a city. You would love Paris. Once you get out of the tourist areas it is magical. We did a home swap and got to stay on the edge of the city in an area without a tourist in sight. It was so much fun to get bread and cheese at the couple's local bakery and make breakfast at their amazing little apartment.


Thanks for reading!