23rd Sep

Get Lost in Venice

We spent 8 hours in Venice. We could’ve spent 8 days in this majestic city by the sea. When we first planned the Europe portion of our trip, Venice was on the back end – we would stop here while circling down from Budapest back to Rome. But a few weeks before we left the […]

20th Sep

Florence: All in La Famiglia

When you think of Italian culture, what comes to mind? Maybe a huge family sitting around a table, laughing, drinking wine and enjoying a pasta or pizza dinner? Somewhere, gelati fits in there, too. It’s not just food that makes the scene. It’s brothers, sisters, cousins, grandparents. In Italy, it’s all about family. And in […]

18th Sep

Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day

We hit the ground running in Rome and haven’t stopped yet. (As proof, it’s 2:06 AM when Oren started writing this blog post.) Our flight touched down at 8:15 Monday morning, and after a couple quick stops at Roma Termini to store our luggage and get a SIM card for our phone, we were on […]