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The Best Tacos in Tulum

The Best Tacos in Tulum

The best al pastor tacos I’ve ever had were in Tulum. Discover the best tacos in Tulum.

Top Five Tips When Renting a Car in Italy

Top Five Tips When Renting a Car in Italy

Renting a car in most parts of the world can be straightforward, however in Italy the experience can sometimes be stressful. We have outlined a few tip specific to Italy in hopes to make the process more streamlined.

The Best Hot Spring in Budapest, Rudas Baths

The Best Hot Spring in Budapest, Rudas Baths

Discover the best hot spring in Budapest. Rudas Baths is the best spa in Budapest.

Top 5 Tips Before Renting a Car in Italy

Top 5 Tips Before Renting a Car in Italy

Renting a car internationally can be a challenge. Here are top 5 tips for renting a car in Italy.

Must See Festival in Holland

Must See Festival in Holland

Discover the charming festival Zotte Zaterdag which takes place annually in Gouda. Visit a magical festival in The Netherlands that will bring you back in time.

Non-Tourist Activities in Florence

Non-Tourist Activities in Florence

Take a break from the hordes of tourist that visit Florence every year and take the road less traveled. Discover Florence like a local.

Visiting Venice during Carnival

Visiting Venice during Carnival

Best tips for attending Carnival in Venice, Italy. Discover what to pack for Venice, Where to see the events of Carnival, public transportation in Venice, and Where to Stay in Venice.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Yelapa, Mexico

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Yelapa, Mexico

Ever heard of Yelapa? No? That’s one of the reasons you should visit. Discover an authentic Mexican experience.

Where to eat gelato in Florence

Where to eat gelato in Florence

Everything you need to know to find the best gelato in Florence, Italy

Tuscan Bread

Tuscan Bread

Learn why Tuscan bread is so unique

Italian drivers and the poison beach

Italian drivers and the poison beach

Briana returned from Finland and decided to continue taking Italian lessons. Although La Parola was a great school, she decided to see what other options may be available. She learned of a brand new school “monnolisa”, that offered very competitive rates and smaller class sizes […]

Nephew visit

Nephew visit

During Briana’s trip to Finland, my nephew Justin came to visit me in Florence. It timing worked out kind of funny. Briana’s trip had been planned months prior and Justin purchased his tickets about 3 weeks before visiting. I had given him a broad window […]

Lucca and the Comune

Lucca and the Comune

Since we had gathered some forward progress with my permesso di soggiorno  and my fingerprints, we continued to press on with the documentation to establish my residency in Firenze. Being registered with the Comune requires a visit from the police as we’ve mentioned in previous post. […]

Tuscan Summer

Tuscan Summer

After the visit with Briana’s sisters and Kristina, it was time to start being a little more frugal. Entertaining can get a little costly when you are traveling from city to city. We decided to spend the next few weeks having local outings and taking […]

Sister’s visit

Sister’s visit

The Monday after my mom’s visit, Javier and I decided to resume our Italian lessons.  My sisters and my Finnish friend Kristiina would be arriving for their visit in 2 short weeks, which gave us the perfect amount of time to rededicate ourselves to our […]

Mom’s Visit

Mom’s Visit

Moving a cat to a new continent is not an easy task (as we previously learned).  My mother had to jump through some ridiculous hoops to get all the documentation and the airline approved pet carrier to move Meka across the pond. Thankfully she was […]