It's Not About the Miles…

A travel blog to share my passion for collecting beautiful travel experiences!

  • Wild Iris in Big Sur

    Finding a perfect wild iris by the side of the Pacific Coast Highway on a beautiful spring day...

  • Peyto Lake, Alberta

    That jaw-dropping moment when we first set eyes on the unreal blue color of Peyto Lake...

  • Sunset Over Firenze

    That evening when we sat on the compound wall of the San Miniato Church in Firenze, watching the sun set over the city...

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My Top Ten Gelato Places in Italy

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My husband and I love good gelato! Before we left for our first trip to Italy, I did a ton of research on the best places to eat gelato in the towns and cities on our itinerary. Some of that research came in very handy, as we were able to pop into a recommended gelateria […]

A Drive Through the Val D’Orcia: Experiencing La Dolce Vita in Tuscany!

A Drive Through the Val D’Orcia: Experiencing La Dolce Vita in Tuscany!

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From our Tuscan base in Siena, we went for a day-long drive through the Val d’Orcia to experience a taste of la dolce vita in Tuscany. This valley is included in UNESCO’s list of World Cultural Landscapes. It is a must-visit if you are in Tuscany. We hired a car with driver for the day, […]

Eight Gorgeous Napa Valley Wineries You Must Visit!

Eight Gorgeous Napa Valley Wineries You Must Visit!

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The Napa Valley in northern California is justly famous for its award-winning wines and cuisine. It makes for a lovely travel destination any time of the year. But did you know that many wineries here are worth visiting not just for their wines but also for their unique architecture or art or gardens? So, whether […]

One Awesome Day in the Charming Umbrian Hill Town of Orvieto

One Awesome Day in the Charming Umbrian Hill Town of Orvieto

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Orvieto is a little hill town in Umbria, situated high atop a tufa (volcanic rock). It’s on the Rick Steves 21-day Italy itinerary, so I was somewhat apprehensive about crowds. But my fears were unfounded. Our time in this charming little hill town was relaxed, yet very fulfilling…the quintessential Italian small town experience we were […]

Two Days in the Magical Cinque Terre: A Taste of The Ligurian Coast of Italy

Two Days in the Magical Cinque Terre: A Taste of The Ligurian Coast of Italy

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If you follow me on Instagram, or elsewhere in this blog, you may have read my griping about the crowds in the Cinque Terre. Well, it’s true: we visited in the third week of September and it felt like all the world had the same idea, especially when we rode the train to commute between […]

Two Perfect Days in Venice

Two Perfect Days in Venice

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Venice was our first stop on a three-week first trip to Italy. As the airplane touched down at Marco Polo Airport, I wanted to leap for joy. My long-time dream destination was about to become reality! Our time in Venice was everything we had hoped for…and much more. Our two days here were made up […]

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