trip planning

A Return to Venice

This was the scene that greeted me upon returning to Venice after spending a short weekend in nearby Verona (part way through our special trip). It was a beautiful return to Venice, which made me fall in love with the city all over again, and I hope to return again […]

It Rains on Wednesdays…

Except this week! All four Wednesdays we’ve had the pleasure to be in Venice, it has rained in the afternoon and evening. We’ve even taken to joking that if it is raining, it must be Wednesday. That was all flipped around this week though when it went beyond pouring and […]

A Very Different Kind of Trip

I’m living in Venice, Italy this month. I have the fortune of living here for a month — in a city most tourists seem to think they can “see” in a day or two! You’d think having been here a week already, I would have seen and done everything Venice […]

The Best Travel Tips

In just two weeks time, Mama Jude and I will depart on our very special trip (plus Abby and More Diane round out our traveling party) to Venice, Italy; and friends and loved ones have been sending great advice. I thought I’d share some of the best travel tips. Please […]

The Traveling Party

Meet More Diane In just a few weeks time, I will be traveling to Venice, Italy with My Amazing Mama, who’s fighting a rare terminal brain cancer, along with our sweet, healing service dog Abby. Given that Mama’s condition requires full-time caregiving, traveling abroad alone was a daunting goal. We […]

Finding the Perfect Venetian Home

A small canal in Venice (credit: Mama Jude) Due to our circumstances (I’m a FT caregiver for my amazing Mama fighting terminal brain cancer), finding the perfect Venetian home had to be Step 1 in our traveling process for Mama’s Last Wish Trip to Venice, Italy. We knew it would […]