Exploring Europe – Florence

Florence was jam packed full of tourists! Our hotel was just around the corner from the Duomo, so that was the first place on our list. We waded through the crowds, and in typical Italian style, the overwhelming size of the cathedral was breath taking. It towered over the nearby buildings and was pristine white, …

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Exploring Europe – Road Trippin’ La Spezia – Pisa – Florence!

We caught the train from Monterosso to La Spezia to pick up our rental car. As soon as we got to the train station it begun bucketing down rain. What bullshit was this, it was supposed to be summer?! Matt got to drive first. The rain was so hectic and he's the more confident driver... …

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Exploring Europe – Cinque Terre

O.M.G. Cinque Terre is so beautiful. It's like a dream. Staying at Monterosso al Mare as our home base, the first thing to do was to grab a couple of beers and go check out the water. It was glorious after a day of travelling. Matt and I spent a few hours floating and gazing …

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Rapallo, Santa Margherita & Portofino

Rapallo is a coastal town in the province of Genoa, northern Italy.  We chose this spot as it was super close to Portofino - just a quick ferry ride - without the outrageous prices. We chose to stay at Italia e Lido Hotel. It was a lovely hotel at an amazing price, right on the …

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Exploring Europe – Barcelona!

Would you believe that the first thing we did when we arrived to Barcelona was go to the hotel gym? We were staying at the Novotel, and were obviously feeling guilty about all the indulgent food we ate in France. I can tell you that a 5km run on the treadmill just about killed me. …

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Exploring Europe – Bordeaux!

We arrived in Bordeaux and dropped off the car before heading to our hotel; the Hotel Mercure Bordeaux Centre. We were settled in the Zorro room (lol) and the concierge gave us free tickets to the local wine festival being held down by the river. We walked down for a couple of free wines and then …

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