Sighignola, Italy

Sighignola, Italy

Melo and Franca helped us find new and different activities to do in the area during our time in Italy. Melo was right … it …

 

Beauty Parlor in Italian

Beauty Parlor in Italian

Well…every trip seems to have at least one very memorable experience that we would all like to forget. Our experience involved frying my mom’s curling …

 

Calzone at Pizzeria Balognett

Calzone at Pizzeria Balognett

After our 6 hour road trip and time in Venice, we headed back to Pizzeria Balognett for a late dinner. This time Melo asked us …

 

Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

Today, we took a long road trip to the other shore of Italy – Venice. My mom’s only request on this trip was to take …

 

Cooking lesson with Franca – Cream Catalana

Cooking lesson with Franca – Cream Catalana

This evening, Franca taught us how to make Cream Catalana. We have tried to make it a couple times at home following her translated recipe, …

 

Bellagio, Italy

Bellagio, Italy

Today, we took a boat ride across Lago di Como – Lake Como to Bellagio. We are blessed with beautiful weather – sunshine and upper …

 

Casa Fantasia – our home for the next week…..

Casa Fantasia – our home for the next week…..

We wanted to share what our villa/ home for the next week looks like. It is beautiful. I think it is my favorite one that …

 

Arrival in Tremezzo, Italia

Arrival in Tremezzo, Italia

Today, we drove from Oberwil, Switzerland to Tremezzo, Italy to begin a week long celebration of my parents 45th wedding anniversary in Italia. First stop …

 

Celebrating Mom and Dad’s 45th Anniversary in Switzerland & Italy

Celebrating Mom and Dad’s 45th Anniversary in Switzerland & Italy

Today, we begin the long journey to get to Switzerland,an  8.5 hour flight on Swiss Air plus my flight from Minneapolis. Upon arrival, we spent …

 

From Broddanes to Borgarnes Settlement Center Meal and Sagas

From Broddanes to Borgarnes Settlement Center Meal and Sagas

After a quiet night in the hostel/schoolhouse of Broddanes and another walk along the coast, we hopped in our Cheap Jeep and went for a …

 

From Bjarnardalur to A Quiet Evening in Brodannes

From Bjarnardalur to A Quiet Evening in Brodannes

Today was very simple. A slow, easy drive from the Guesthouse Kirkjubol in Bjarnardalur to Brodannes, a rather remote hostel on the tip of a …

 

From the Höll Farm Near Korpudalur to West Horses in Þingeyri and on to Bjarnardalur

From the Höll Farm Near Korpudalur to West Horses in Þingeyri and on to Bjarnardalur

We began our day with a little breakfast, chatting with our wonderful host at the Korpudalur hostel. We asked the host the night before to …

 

Spontaneous Hike Near Fresh Mountain Streams, Then Þingeyri

Spontaneous Hike Near Fresh Mountain Streams, Then Þingeyri

Our goal today was to head toward Korpudalur, stopping along the way to enjoy our surroundings – and we certainly did. Before long we had hopped …

 

Ferry to The Puffins

Ferry to The Puffins

Today we made a mad dash from Borgarnes to the ferry from Stykkishólmur to the Westfjords via Flatey. We then made our way to the …