Traveling help

Wednesday was a long day for us. Mama and Paisley and I woke up in Venice, Italy, and flew to Chicago and then San Francisco. We couldn’t have done it without the help of at least a dozen people along the way. Many thanks to our dear friend Anna, who met us at our apartment…

Packed and ready for home

Oftentimes at the end of a trip, there’s a feeling of wishing it could continue indefinitely. Such is not the case for us this time. Mama and I are ready and eager to return home to California. We had a wonderful time with our Italian friends and making new friends along the way. We enjoyed absolutely…

Following Feed Phil’s footsteps and more

Mama and I started off the day with lunch of cicchetti, or small bites, from a wonderful and tiny place called All’Arco, which we learned about from watching Netflix’s “Somebody Feed Phil.” The food was incredibly innovative and fresh, and we enjoyed getting to meet Mateo, who was introduced in the show. Then as Mama…

At home in Venice

Today was a forced rest day for us. A migraine took me down, without consideration that we’re traveling. We’d planned to rest tomorrow, so hopefully we’ll be able to switch our days. Thankfully, Mama was happy to work on her wonderful blog about our adventures, Giuddita in Italia. She also began working on a new watercolor…

Small bites packed with flavor Venetian style

Mama and I were so exhausted from the last few days, we procrastinated leaving our Venetian apartment today, until it was nearly too late. We were drawn from rest by the memory of these incredible small bites packed with flavor. Friends we met on our trip five years ago introduced us to this gem. Cantine…

Celebrating 1,000 good things

When I started writing about one good thing each day on January 1st, 2016, I had no idea what it would become. I worried that I wouldn’t be able to keep it up for the entire year, and the idea of a public failure was daunting. But I was in a dark place and knew…

Accessibility maps & the best peppermint gelato ever

Mama and I took a Vaporetto to Rialto and hunted down the Venice Municipality Public Relations Office today to pick up their “Accessible Venice” kit. It’s part of a project called “Venezia citta per tutti” and it includes 13 colorful area maps and one large comprehensive map with points of interest accessible to those with…