We had a busy day ahead, as our two day trips had been packed into one plus two other excursions. We started the morning by heading to Siena, with a small guided tour and then free time for lunch. It was small, high wallls and buildings made the lanes cool to walk through, and I … More Day 6: Tuscany- all packed in
AHA! The bike tour day. Honestly, I ham it up as drama, but it’s one of the most enjoyable days. We get to see a lot of the city, the students get out their energy, don’t get as tired as if by foot, and the guides are almost always really great. Except Florence is so … More Day 5: Florence By Bike (Barely)
We departed the intense, muggy city of Rome for the more central hub of Florence, and passed through the verdant hills and sunflower fields of the Umbria region. We broke up the 5 hour bus trip with a stop in Assisi- a mideival hill town known for being the home of St. Francis- a famous … More Day 4: “A-stop” in Assisi
You might have seen on Instagram that Day 3 didn’t transpire as planned. A student woke up sick and dehydrated. He was vomiting and constipated from both a stomach bug and not getting enough liquids, and they said didn’t want to go to that days itinerary which was the Sistine Chapel and an Italian cooking … More Day 3: Roman Hotel Holiday
Hi! Remember that time when I stopped writing my blog mid-Europe trip?! Oh good, cuz it might happen again here, also. I’m back abroad! The morning after school got out (thanks, snow days) we left Seattle at 9am, flew to Detroit and then direct into Rome, landing at 9am local time. Our tour group often … More Italian Summer Extravaganza- Day 1 & 2: Roma!
This morning was rough. Was it still jet lag? The 3 glasses of Spanish red wine the night before? Or the 4 hours of sleep? Huh. I guess it could be the combination of all three, now that I think about it. I woke in a bad state and promised myself I would take better … More Day 4 & 5: Madrid to Milan
Well, no surprise, the show was great! I watched from the sound booth area with a full vantage point to get the lay of the land for my first viewing. I’m pretty excited to see the show multiple times so I can see it from different places. Afterwards, after unwind and dewardrobe decompress time, … More Day 3: Madrid Never Gets Old