Palermo, Sicily

Sicily has been on my bucket list for a while, as my great-grandfather was born there. I grew up in Upstate, NY (Rochester) where Italian American culture is extremely prevalent. My family refers to ourselves as Italian. For this trip, I wanted to make sure my mom was able to join us and see where…

North Coast 500 Scotland

Scotland is a truly incredible country, that we’ve been lucky enough to visit three times. It’s absolutely beautiful, especially the farther north you go. Having already been to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Loch Awe, and Isle of Skye, we opted for the North Coast 500 this past summer. The North Coast 500 is the ultimate UK roadtrip!…

8 Days in Iceland, including Ring Road

Ever since we spent our winter honeymoon in Iceland, we have wanted to return in the summer to see the “greener” version of the country. Iceland was a beautiful, romantic, snowy, destination for us with the beautiful Christmas decor. BUT, the weather made it a challenge, so we were excited to go back for a…

A quick trip to Kiev

Author’s Note: I visited Kiev months before Covid hit, I’m just getting around to posting it now. As is my norm, I write the posts shortly after returning, and then procrastinate for a range of 2-18 months before going through my photos. Sorry, not sorry. By now, most of you know how much I love…