London 2022

Andrew, Maelle and I went on our first international trip since COVID! All the praise hands, for sure. I didn’t realize how much I missed hearing foreign languages (they may speak English, but MANY people are not natives; it’s perhaps the most international city in the world), and traveling in general. It was exciting and exhausting and exhilarating all at once.

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Sicily 2019: Taormina

We’ve finally reached the end of our babymoon!  If you’re just joining me on the virtual tour of Sicily, be sure to start back at the beginning with us in Palermo.  I also wrote a post about traveling while pregnant, and my next post will be a review of the day bag I brought that turned out to be a fantastic find.

Taormina is a ‘vacation-from-your-vacation,’ beachy spot that feels resort-y even in cooler weather.  We were blessed with bright sunshine, mild temps and clear views of Mt. Etna. Continue reading “Sicily 2019: Taormina”

Sicily 2019: Siracusa and Catania

One of our favorite stops of the trip–the kind of place to which we could imagine coming back–was Ortigia, the ‘old town’ of Siracusa.  It stands to reason, as Rick calls Ortigia “the most enjoyable urban environment anywhere in Sicily.” Siracusa used to be one of the powerhouse cities in ancient Sicily, and Ortigia is a little island in the bay, connected by a couple small bridges. Continue reading “Sicily 2019: Siracusa and Catania”