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Venice (and Verona too!): Our last weekend trip in Italy

Our last weekend in Italy.  And we chose to spend it in Venice.  We could have picked an easier place to get to and a cheaper place to be, but we decided we had to see the city on the water before we left the country.  Did you know that from 1100-1500 Venice was the… Continue reading Venice (and Verona too!): Our last weekend trip in Italy

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Plitvice Lakes, or the day we took the puddle bus

So now part two of our Croatian adventure.  On Wednesday, we drove about three hours into Croatia to Plitvice Lakes National Park.  It is a few miles from the Bosnian border.  We managed to stop for lunch a a great little Marche rest stop, which made the drive much easier.  I am so proud to… Continue reading Plitvice Lakes, or the day we took the puddle bus

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Rovinj, Croatia!

We are finally back in Scandiano after an amazing eight day trip in Croatia.  Beautiful country, beautiful warm-hearted people!  I have to admit that I am kind of glad to be “home”, though.  Hotel living was starting to wear on us with the little ones. Our time in Croatia was divided into 6 days in… Continue reading Rovinj, Croatia!

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Inspiration from my water.

We are loving it in Croatia. I cannot wait to share our pictures and stories with all of you in this little online space I have created. Here is some inspiration from my water today. Also a Filterless Friday picture one day late because we were driving across the country with no Internet. Oh, but… Continue reading Inspiration from my water.

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Learning a New Language 101

Since being here, we have become pretty good with speaking Italian in a conversational way.  I feel like we are comfortable enough in our abilities that we haven’t had to use any type of translator or dictionary for a while now.  That wasn’t always the case, however, and traveling anywhere where they don’t speak your… Continue reading Learning a New Language 101