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Tag: Italy

Books that Inspire Wanderlust #3- Playing for Pizza

If you have been reading this blog since the beginning, you know that Italy is one of my favorite destinations in the world, Florence is my favorite city. Part of the first trip I took after starting my sabbatical was to Cinque Terre in Northwestern Italy to hike the great coastline trial from Monterosso al Mare to Riomaggiore. Some other favorites in my life are reading, the Iowa Hawkeyes (my alma mater), food, and football. When you combine all of things together with Italy- Andrea is a happy girl.  The book that links all of these things is called Playing Read More

Florence and Greek Isles- Wrap-Up

It is that time again- time for the best and worst of October 2013: Italy and Greece edition. Overall, it was an awesome trip!  Tuscany , Florence and Greek Isles are well-known vacation destinations for a reason.  They pack in a lot of historic sights, delicious food, and ambiance. Best stop of the trip:  Florence, Italy I love Florence:  the piazzas, food, museums, churches, and more.  It has gotten more touristy since I lived there in 2001.  Go in the off-season (not during summer) to get better deals and less crowds. Go here! Runner-up:  Santorini, Greece You will never find Read More