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iPhone memories

I just recently realized that we probably won’t be back to Europe for another couple of years and am having travel anxiety. I know we’re planning for a Hawaiian adventure next year, but I’m not sure anything will ever live up to our month in Europe. I found some pictures from my old iPhone {as I was saying goodbye to it} & all the memories came flooding back. Europe, I’ll see you again!

Greece, Italy, Travel

All dogs go to … Europe

Why would dogs go to heaven when they could go to Europe?? When Rob and I went to Europe, it felt like like we were walking through a dog park, everywhere we went. I loved it. Say hello to the dogs of Italy and Greece!

They sleep anywhere they want.

 And love attention.
They visit McDonald’s.
And take breaks after shopping for shoes.
Look at this cutie!
Italy, Travel

Rome – Part 2

Our last night in Italy, after our journey to Rome, Orvieto, Venice (Part 1 & 2), Naples, and Capri, was spent in Rome again.

We stayed at The Beehive. It was the cutest hostel!!! They had the best lounge area, patio and cafe!






That night we went to the Borghese Garden for the sunset, stopped at the grocery on our way back and had a picnic in our bed.

Look! It looks like a heart (which is Rob and I’s signature mark)


That completes our Italian vacation. Greece next!

Italy, Naples, Travel


The 20 hours we spent in Naples, Italy was probably the scariest 20 hours of my life. Just kidding. Actually, I found the people rather friendly!

But Naples WAS pretty sketchy. It was a zantax day for us, flying from Venice to Naples, taking the bus, finding our Bed & Breakfast, fighting the Italian crowds, dodging the crazy drivers, avoiding the crazy-looking people, and finally finding our hostel.

It ended up being one of the cutest places we stayed at! Donna Adelina Bed & Breakfast is owned by a mother and 3 daughters. We met all 3 daughters and they were SO nice, and loved talking to us.

We stayed in the blue room. It had two balconies, a full bath and a HUGE bed! It was perfect.




I was crushing so much on these girls that I HAD to take a picture with them! Look at their fashionable belts! How cool to be Italian.

There were two things I wanted to do in Naples: eat real Napoli pizza and see Pompeii. We decided on lunch first and set off for Antica Pizzeria da Michele. We got lost doing so but this incredibly beautiful Italian woman ended up walking us to the restaurant after I showed her the name of it in my guide book. There were nothing but gorgeous Italian women in Naples!

There was a ridiculous wait. In case you don’t know, this was the same place Julia Roberts ate at in Eat. Pray. Love. They had a big picture of her inside, too. Since we didn’t have a lot of time, we ended up ordering a pizza for each of us to-go, waiting 10 minutes and eating on the sidewalk.



I ate the whole thing and it was amazing.

Next we took the Circumvesuviana train to Pompeii for the afternoon. Pompeii consumed me! I was so moved by the history and remains of the city I read about in college. I’ve always dreamed about going to Pompeii and seeing Mt. Vesuvius (I love volcanoes) and now I can check it off my bucket list!








We trained back to Naples in the evening and walked swiftly back to our B&B. Rob refused to go out on the town in Naples so we stayed in our room, ate crackers, and went to bed, safe from the chaos of Naples.

I truthfully don’t know what we would have done without the wonderful ladies at Donna Adelina. Our stay was so nice and the complimentary breakfast in the morning was great before we set out for the port to Capri.

I probably WOULDN’T go back to Naples. Would definitely do Sorrento though.

Hopefully I didn’t bore you with this post!