A Day in Lucca, Italy

Lucca is charming city in Tuscany, which is often overlooked for more popular destinations such as Florence or nearby Pisa. However, this quaint medieval walled city turned out to be our favorite destination in Italy! A day in Lucca was enough to make us fall for the Tuscany region. The old part of the city in Lucca is completely surrounded by a wall, which was constructed in the 16th and 17th century to protect the city Read More …

A Morning in Pisa

We spent 3 days night in Florence, Italy but after a short amount of time realized it wasn’t what we were expecting. The streets were crowded, public transportation confusing and it lacked the laid back Tuscan feel we were hoping for. Our second day in Florence we booked tickets early to head to the town of Pisa, to of course see the leaning tower of Pisa. Getting There: from Florence (Firenze S.M. Novella) to Pisa (Pisa Centrale) Read More …

The Best Websites to Find Cheap Flights

Finding affordable airfare is usually the first step in booking that dream vacation. Or, for us, it is often what determines where we travel to next. We often find ourselves flying to places we hadn’t considered before because we found a deal that was too good to pass up. The truth is, there is no one magical website where you will find every great airfare deal. But, with a little patience and looking in the Read More …

Venetian Lagoon Islands Day Trip

After feeling overwhelmed with the crowded streets and alleys in Venice, we on a whim found ourselves booking a tour to a place we had never heard of. We spent an afternoon exploring 3 of the many islands that dot the Venetian Lagoon. The half-day tour from Viator included transportation to the islands of Murano, Torcello, and finally Burano. Each island is known for something unique, and all of our stops were much less busy Read More …

Is 2 Days in Venice Enough?

  Is 2 days in Venice enough? The short answer; for us it was. When you factor in the crowds and high prices, it is not the easiest place to travel. However, if this is a trip of a lifetime for you, 2 days certainly won’t be enough. As you will see we did manage to see quite a few things, while still not feeling rushed. However, there was so much we didn’t see.   Read More …