Exploring Florence, Italy

Florence in a day?  No way!  While you can Google many sample 1-day itineraries for a visit to Florence (really, do it now), there is NO way you would even begin to scratch the surface of this beautiful city in such a short timeframe! I first visited Florence while backpacking through Europe over 20 years ago with one of my best friends.  I had no idea how special Florence was, as I was not into art and architecture.  I had no appreciation for it at that time.  What a missed opportunity!  I… Read More

Ryan’s Santorini

Santorini was just about as beautiful as beautiful can get. It is an island off the coast of Greece, and all of the building are white, with domes on top that are blue in color. The blue ocean can be viewed from every side, and you can even see other islands in the distance if the fog is not too heavy. We stayed in a condo with a gorgeous view of the sunset and of the ocean as well. There was a jacuzzi, a pool, and table and chairs outside on the porch…. Read More

“I’m Making Good Gelato. Marry Me” – April, 2015

Santorini…. Santorini is a beautiful island in Greece, full of beauty, adventure, and, you could say many magical moments. It is also a place packed with a lot of walking. Our days consisted of eating, walking, and resting. Of course, the entire time, we admired the pure blue of the sea, the color of the sky, the beauty of the island. We explored little valleys with hidden shops and restaurants, sampled many foods, and, just maybe, if we had been good that day, stopped by to grab a bowl of gelato at an amazing… Read More