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italy

  • Piazza archway | Venice, Italy
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    Venice in the Summer

    Venice, Italy in the summer might be literally drowned in tourists, but it is still as beautiful and disneyland-ish as it ever was. A family trip to Slovenia brought us to Venice…

  • Mt Vesuvius outline | Naples, Italy
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    Notable Photos: Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii

    Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii are two of the most iconic places in all of Italy. While they are not as magnetic Rome nor as desirable for travelers as, say, the Tuscan countryside…

  • Rooftops | Ravello, Italy
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    One Day in Ravello

    I had never heard of the town of Ravello before my trip to the Amalfi Coast. Sorrento was on my radar as I had traveled there with my family as a 14…

  • Golden wash on the cliffs | Amalfi, Italy
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    The Light in Amalfi

    Amalfi was not my favorite town on the Amalfi Coast. Despite having been the most important port in the region for centuries, and despite it being the one of the most popular…

  • Bougainvillea and vines | Positano, Italy
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    Colorful Positano

    Positano is one of the most colorful places I’ve ever seen. One of the things I loved most about Rome was its colors. The signature peaches and pinks of the plaster walls…

  • View down the coast | Amalfi, Italy
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    Why I Loved the Amalfi Coast

    In every direction I looked, I saw blue. Blue-tinted cliffs disappeared along the hazy horizon. The steel-blue sky was cloudless and the sea was a deep shade of navy, though it glittered…

  • Autumn leaves and a bicycle in Trastevere | Rome, Italybicycle-autumn-leaves-tratevere-rome-italy
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    Scenes from Trastevere, Rome

    I loved Rome. It’s that simple. Between Trastevere, the market and the sights and the food, I fell hard for this intoxicating city. The walls of every building are filled with stories.…

  • Spaghetti a la Carbonara| Italy
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    Eating Through Rome

    Rome is a place of culinary dreams. The bread is warm, crusty, and toastable. There is delicious wine in every bar and restaurant. And there is PASTA. Lots of PASTA. Some of…

  • People at the Roman Forum | Rome, Italy
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    Walking Tour of Rome

    Rome is a perfect city for walking. Nearly every street is picturesque and around every corner is a surprise… an unknown fountain, a local square, a cafe that begs you to order…

  • Spaghetti pomodoro with arugula from Taverna dei Quaranta | Rome, Italy
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    Eating Well Near the Colosseum

    Finding delicious, authentic, well-made food can be hard in touristy areas. I know this problem well as some of my past jobs that have had me hunting for a decent lunch in…

  • Vicolo de Bologna | Trastevere, Rome, Italy
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    Renting an Apartment in Trastevere, Rome

    One of my most favorite things to do when traveling is rent an apartment.   While I love the charm and sense of community of guesthouses, and I do enjoy the spoils…

  • Purple artichokes at Campo de Fiori market | Rome, Italy
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    Market Heaven in Rome: Campo de Fiori

    I could sense the excitement before I even turned the corner and headed into the square. People zipped around holding market bags filled with green, red, and purple surprises. Delivery men carried…

  • Clothesline in Trastavere | Rome, Italy
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    Travel Repeat: Italy

    Like I’ve mentioned before, I don’t often repeat-visit countries. There are so many unique places on this amazing planet – I want to experience as many as possible. But there are a…

  • Perfect espresso near the Ponte Sisto | Rome, Italy
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    Photo Inspiration: Roman Coffee Break

    One of the things I love most about Rome is how the enjoyment of food and drink is so central to life. Yes, the food itself is a keystone in Italian and…

  • Turquoise Vespa against aging Roman walls in Trastevere | Rome, Italy
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    2013 In Photos

    Happy New Year you guys! Instead of recapping my year in travel, I wanted to share some of my favorite photos from 2013 (some have been featured here, some haven’t yet had…