Exploring a bit of the North End

We woke up to the kids chomping on bowls of cereal and thumbing through the guide magazines, writing down their plans for the trip.  Jet lag was still in effect.  Today was moms forced family fun day!  I opted for a drive up 83 towards the North Shore.  We found a place to pull off…

Aloha!

We are not the best travel journalists and have MAJOR gaps in between our travels but we are going to TRY and make a conscious effort to do better.  We started this years ago to keep our families in the loop ( when international phone rates were crazy expensive ) and more importantly, for our…

SUMMER CAMP! Campo Sportiva di Montepulciano

Our friends who live here full time asked us if we would like to have the kids enrolled in summer camp during the day with their kiddos.  We weren’t sure if the kids would be up for it but thankfully they were all for it. This would be their first ever summer camp.  They LOVE…

Sunday Funday. A time to catch up with our friends.

Our friends from last year that we met while staying in Radicofani were in town the same time as we were this year.  They are the most beautiful and loving family and we know that we have made friends for life.  We were SO happy to meet them for dinner and catch up with them…

Montefellonico and Torrita di Siena

We were very fortunate to find an apartment to rent in between the towns of Montefellonico and Montepulciano in the countryside.  We have a view of both towns from our front porch.  A trip was in order for us to explore the small town of Montefellonico.  We found a park for the kids to play…

August 1st, Onwards to Tuscany!

  On this day we left Rome and headed north for a little over two hours.  Our HomeAway host had a friend who was going to meet us and check us in.  She was unable to meet us at the time we were arriving so she sent us very vague directions with photos (see above)…

July 22-31th, Sicily

Scopello, you had us at hello! We found a gem of a HomeAway home west of Palermo on the outskirts of Scopello, Sicily.  We landed fairly easily, passed through customs and grabbed our new rental car for the next few days, the CACTUS.  We had our vague directions and headed towards Visicari.  The road skirted…

July 20-22 Londontown

We woke up in Compton, checked out of our Airbnb, and had breakfast at the small village tea shop. From there we headed to Londontown, returned the rental car and took a taxi to our hotel. Thankfully with work travel the Marriott points came in handy! We were able to stay at one of the…

July 16-20 Compton, England

We were able to get a late check out and drive west towards our adorable Airbnb.com cottage in Compton.  It was about an hour away from where we needed to be for work so it worked out. The kids had green space to play in, a village play ground, and proper English footpaths everywhere. Not…

July 10-13, Copenhagen, Denmark

From Athens to Denmark. We hopped on our plane and headed straight for Copenhagen! We arrived at a decent time and took a cab to our Airbnb.  The taxi driver couldn’t find the place as it was in a new developed area.  Feeling worried we asked the driver to take us to the Marriott.  We…