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4 In Italy

Cinque Terre – A Travel Guide for First-Timers

Five magical villages nestled into the rugged coastline of the Italian Riviera make up the Cinque Terre. If you’ve never heard of this place, there’s a good chance you’ve seen pictures of the colorful seaside towns as they are often featured on the front cover of Italy guidebooks and fill the pinterest boards of Italian wanderlusters (like me!). Whenever people ask me where to visit on a trip to Italy, Cinque Terre is usually high on my recommendation list. While…

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5 In Italy

Venice, Italy – The Perfect Itinerary for First-Timers

Venice is a must-see city in Italy and truly one of the most amazing places in the world. Venice can also be very crowded, extremely hot, and difficult to find an excellent, yet still affordable meal. Don’t let that scare you off though, there is no other city like it and no matter how many photos you’ve seen of the canals, bridges, and colorful buildings, you have to experience the city yourself to understand just how incredible it is. Venice…

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7 In England/ Travel

Kate & Will’s London – A Royal-worthy Trip

Okay, so I know some of you are going to roll your eyes when you see this post as you couldn’t care less about the Royal Family, but if you’re anything like me you find the pomp and circumstance, and all the pageantry incredibly fascinating! On our recent trip to London we visited Buckingham Palace and strolled around Kensington Palace. I couldn’t help but think it’d be fun to visit London on a Kate and Will itinerary. So roll out…

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18 In Miscellaneous/ Recipes/ Travel

Life Lessons from Julia Child

Happy Friday, y’all! ** For those of you who receive my blog posts via newsletter, I apologize for the way the pictures looked in the last two posts. I was experiencing some technical difficulties, but I think they should be fixed. If you’d like, you can visit my blog to see the pictures in proper format here and here. And, now that that is done, let’s talk about Julia Child! I know I’ve been on a French kick lately, but…

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10 In France/ Travel

5 Tips to Survive Driving in the South of France

One of my best friend’s mom is taking a trip to the south of France next year for a big birthday celebration. Since she’s planning on being the driver she was very curious about how the driving went for us. So after a little persuading (i.e. batch of chocolate chip cookies) I convinced my husband to write-up his thoughts on driving in the south of France. Here’s his advice: “Are we going to fit?” is a common phrase that you’ll…

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7 In France/ Travel

Postcards from Provence – Roussillon

Several years ago I read the book ‘A Year in Provence’ by Peter Mayle. He also wrote ‘A Good Year’ which became a movie starring Russell Crowe & Marion Cotillard. Not the best movie ever, but the scenery of Provence is to die for!  Flash forward to this summer and I knew we had to spend a few days in the Luberon region where he spent a lot of his time. One of my favorite little towns in this region…

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4 In France/ Travel

Cassis + A Detour Through Marseille

When I first started planning our trip for the South of France I was torn whether we should try to visit both the French Riviera and the Provence region. Worried that we would be trying to cover too much territory for the amount of time we had, I crossed the French Riviera off the list.So you can imagine my excitement when I read about Cassis (pronounced Kah-see) a little town 30 minutes east of Marseille (where we were flying into)…

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