Top 5 Things to Do in Parma, Italy

Italy is one of our favorite destinations and one of our favorite things to do in Italy is to hop off trains on stopovers in the smaller cities. Parma has been one of my absolute favorite stopovers. Not only is it a food-centric city (parmesan cheese or Parma ham (prosciutto), anybody?), but it also has one of the oldest universities in the world, a breathtaking domed cathedral, and a unique theatre built of wood and plaster. Our Parma “layover” was only 3 hours long. This was a good amount of time to see the highlights. One thing that affected our…

Taos Pueblo, NM

While in the Southwest we wanted to visit a pueblo. Like Sedona, I last explored a pueblo in the Southwest when I was six years old. Brian and I quickly decided on Taos Pueblo because of it’s proximity to Santa Fe and because it is one of the oldest continually inhabited communities in the United States, which is currently over a whopping 1,000 years! The Taos Pueblo is 1 hr and 30 min from Santa Fe. A good portion of the drive is a very scenic gorge drive and the actual town of Taos is pretty cute too. There was a detour…

Key West Key Lime Pie Throwdown

I’m gonna be honest here: I’m not a huge pie person. Wait! Don’t go! I like pie just fine, but it’s highly unusual that it’s my first choice for dessert. But when it comes to cream pies—coconut, French silk, peanut butter, KEY LIME—I am 110% into pie. So, when Brian and I were down in Key West last month, I knew we must do a key lime pie throwdown between the top three Yelp contenders: Kermit’s Key Lime Pie Shoppe, The Key Lime Pie Bakery, and the Key Lime Pie Co and a surprise 4th based on recommendations from locals.…

Photographs from Carnevale di Venezia 2017

Carnevale in Venice has been on Brian’s bucket list for years and this last Europe trip was planned around being in Venice during one of the busiest weekends of Carnevale. Venice is already enchanting with all the canals, architecture, and gondolas and Carnevale took it to the next level! It was a magical experience—like a