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    Lake Como

    We went to Lake Como a month ago as a celebration of our 5 year anniversary and a year of being parents! We were lucky enough to be able to leave Leia with grandparents. We did a trip to Italy including Tuscany, Cinque Terre, Florence outlet malls and ending with Lake Como. Stay tuned for my posts on the other places, but I had to start out with my favorite- LAKE COMO- it is definitely underrated and gets overlooked due to the Amalfi coast, but in my opinion, Lake Como is a luxurious paradise and beats Amalfi (check out my post on Positano from a few years ago)! StayWe were…

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    Journey Through Capetown, South Africa

    I had heard Capetown, South Africa was gorgeous, but I was in for a surprise when I saw exactly how beautiful. A few months ago, my hubby and I went on our annual two week international trip to Capetown (he has cousins there so it was nice to stay with them, 4 days), Spain (Madrid (1 day), Seville (2 days), Barcelona (3 days)) and Milan (2 days). ¬†First off, the flight to Capetown is a whopping 27 hour flight that we had broken down with a stop in Doha, Qatar with a 9 hour layover which was perfect because we got to do a free city tour provided by Qatar…

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    My 6 Hour Venice Experience

    Almost 2 years ago, when I went to Kerala, Dubai/Abu Dhabi, Rome and Tuscany, I also went to Venice. The picture above is the classic view you get in Venice and it honestly was the most picturesque city I had ever been to. However, Venice is a city you can do in a few hours so on the train ride from Rome to Florence, we made a stop in Venice (bought the 7am ticket from Rome to Venice and the 7pm ticket from Venice to Florence) so we could explore the city and we still got the full experience. We left our bags at the train station- they store luggage…

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    Under the Tuscan Sun.

    Tuscany, Italy is absolutely heaven on Earth. The scenery is indescribable with infinite rolling hills for miles and miles where you can’t even tell where the horizon and land meet. We went to Tuscany over a year ago along with Rome, the Emirates, Kerala and Positano (stay tuned for Florence, Venice, Pompeii and Napoli). We took a day tour from Florence with Viator to Tuscany which consisted of going to a winery, stopping at the most picturesque quaint little town- San Gimignano. We also got to explore Siena and the leaning tower of Pisa! We actually missed the bus from Florence to Tuscany (long story) and so we ended up…