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Italy: Trekking the Cinque Terre

June 12, 2016.  One of the goals for our Italian vacation was to log several hours basking on a beach.  Both to counteract the effects of Norway’s cool and cloudy spring (I am so over taking vitamin D tabs), and because we were in desperate need of down time after long, stressful weeks at work.  According to Rick Steves, Cinque Terre fit the bill, promising plentiful sunshine and few “sightseeing musts” that might otherwise tempt us away from our slothful mission.   Continue reading Italy: Trekking the Cinque Terre

Italy: Florence in A Flash

June 5, 2016.  For our wedding anniversary this year, Matthew and I decided to revisit Italy, the country that had hosted our honeymoon 23 years ago.  However, this time, we were determined to check off two places that we hadn’t been able to see back then:  Florence and the Cinque Terre.  As usual, there’s a bizarre backstory to this post. Continue reading Italy: Florence in A Flash