Italy

A Great Airport Ride… One Way

Perhaps you’ve heard… I recently took a wonderful, special trip to Venice, Italy with my amazing Mama and our little dog Abby. We’ve been blogging about it. Anyway, we don’t live near the airport ― in fact, it’s a solid hour and a half drive without traffic. We were fortunate […]

Lose something in the canals?

Ever wondered what happens if you drop something important into one of the many canals in Venice? Like many, I have my klutz moments, so I was curious… and I discovered the answer during a gondola tour. This man shown here in a wetsuit is the expert; he goes diving […]

Venice’s Costume Museum

We didn’t explore a lot of museums during our trip; it really wasn’t that kind of trip. We were there more to experience Venice. Anyway, Mama Jude’s friend Bruno took us to the Costume Museum and it was AWESOME! Photos weren’t allowed in the actual museum, but there was one […]

Finding G-d Again

I’ll be honest. It can be hard to see G-d at the hospital. Particularly in the Oncology Department (aka cancer), and especially when you’re dealing with an incredibly RARE brain cancer. But watching the sun rise over the Grand Canal on Yom Kippur morning after a mostly sleepless night spent […]

Glassblowing at its Finest

On our first trip to Murano, we enjoyed watching the art of glass sculpting. The next morning we returned to Murano for a private tour at a glassblowing company called Salvadore. This all came together during a chance meeting of Mattia Salvadore when he was briefly the owner of the […]