2018 Italy Planning: October Edition

So it honestly doesn't feel like I have done much this month so far but I think I have our itinerary more or less down and now just need to do some more research with final tweaks and prices. We arrive in Rome on December 27th at 11:35 am. That gives us time to pick [...]

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My Love/Hate Relationship with Bucket Lists

I love making lists. I make lists for everything: groceries, weekly to dos, trip planning, packing, future goals, upcoming blog posts, you name it! I love the satisfaction of crossing items off a list. Heck, I'll even retroactively put something on a list that I already completed just to see it on there to cross [...]

2018 Fall & Winter Travel

Shockingly enough, we are NOT traveling for Thanksgiving, even though we still have the whole week off. Instead we are: HOSTING Thanksgiving. Terrifying indeed. But Will and I figured that it would be nice considering it's the first Thanksgiving in our house and my family's mainstay Thanksgiving host is traveling for the holiday. That left [...]

Student Series! Rummaging through the Pile

While teaching in northern Italy a few years ago I researched the UNESCO Sites around me and Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps was one I did not get to go to. Funny enough one of my Humanities students this past year researched it for their blog project this past year so I can travel vicariously! JMF [...]

Catholic Culture: Pre-Lenten Celebrations

It's Fat Tuesday! The big, last hurrah before the long season of Lent. Many Catholic cultures around the world have interesting (and rowdy) ways to celebrate. Here are ten pre-lenten celebrations worth traveling to: Mardi Gras, New Orleans No Fat Tuesday post would be complete without America's most famous party: Mardi Gras. The pre-lenten season [...]