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9.17.2014

Exploring Positano

We woke up bright and early, a little bit more rested, but filled with utter anxiety to explore.
Today was our day to spend in Positano, adjusting to the scenery, the time change, getting rid of the exhausted dark circles, you know the routine.

As we made our way downstairs, we were greeted to a table with a breathtaking view,
downtown Positano.


9.16.2014

Arriving in Positano - Italy

When I was a kid, mom and I travelled all the time. We didn't have a lot of money. We didn’t stay in luxury hotels. We travelled to experience all the different cultures.

As I have gotten older (quite a bit older, but let’s not talk about that), and schedules became insane, our travel time together slowly faded away.
Realizing that, even with our busiest schedules, and our hectic lives, we need to make time for our family and friends. With that notion in mind, mom and I decided to book a trip, to one of our favorite places, Italy.

I have covered a large portion of northern Italy in the past, but never ventured south past Naples.
Amalfi Coast was on my radar; Positano to be exact. We would stay there for 7 days and then head up north to Rome for 3, until we had to, yet again, go our separate ways. But, let’s not jump to the end just yet, there is quite a bit of adventures to cover in between.

I met mom in her respective city, so that we could spend the tortuous exciting 13 hours on planes together. Having not seen each other for a few months, the time flew by as we drank champagne, ate macaroons, and chatted up a storm. By the time we arrived in Naples, we were exhausted. The overnight flight, which allows you to semi-acclimate to the time difference, failed miserably.

From Naples, we still had about an hour and half car ride up through the very narrow, winding roads.
The scenery was absolutely breath taking, I caught a second wind, and opened up my eyes to the once in a lifetime experience (or more if you're lucky).

We hired a private driver to pick us up (their info HERE), since we knew we would be eager to arrive at our hotel. The driver was very knowledgeable, spoke rather good English, and would point out not-to-be-missed sights; even though it's hard to miss Mount Vesuvius.
Note: I'm linking to Sorrento Cars because Ugo was beyond amazing, throughout our entire stay, as you will see and I would recommend their services to everyone and their dog.

After much anticipation, we finally arrived at our hotel, Villa Franca.


9.10.2014

Denver, Colorado - Day 2

By now, you should have realized my slight obsession with Paris and French Bistros.
So, obviously, while in Denver, I looked for a French restaurant to fill my need for quaint & cozy.
I stumbled upon this restaurant online, and we decided to check it out for brunch.

The name, Bistro Vendome, is also what caught my eye.
When we went to Paris, we stayed at the Hotel Vendome, stones throw away from the Place Vendome.


8.30.2014

Denver, Colorado - Day 1

I'm a little bit late on this post...
My current location is in Italy. Positano, to be exact.
But, before that, I had a quick trip to Denver; for work and pleasure.

I booked an early flight, so we could explore the city without wasting a day.
However, as my luck would have it, the airline forgot to put our luggage ON the plane with us...
Even though we got delayed by a couple of hours, we still arrived early enough to grab some breakfast and hit the streets before most people were awake.

8.07.2014

Hot Springs, Arkansas - Road Trip Day 2

I have to say, I didn't know much about Hot Spring's history before arriving.
But as we checked into the one and only room remaining at the Arlington Hotel, 
it was obvious that the area had quiet a bit of history. 


8.06.2014

Hot Springs, Arkansas - Spontaneous Road Trip - Day 1

If you haven't noticed by now, I'm a complete nomad at heart.
I love to travel, to discover and see new places, to try new things.

So, on Saturday, while sitting at breakfast, and having nothing planned but chores,
we decided to pack up and drive to Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Being an A.D.D. person as well, a 5 hour car ride can be long at times.
So, I entertained myself by practicing taking a selfie.

8.05.2014

Souk - Moroccan Food

We crossed the bridge, to find a rather eclectic set up of restaurants.
It's old warehouses, filled with a number of different restaurants and shops.
Trinity Groves allows for new and experienced chefs to test out their ideas on a smaller budget scale.


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