I’ve mentioned previously that we are traveling in 4 suitcases that are packed to fit our needs not our wants. We have very little room for souvenirs and when we buy a new item we often need to make space by getting rid of something else.   Souvenirs are a big part...

The Italians carry a frenzy of living, an unorganized nature of existence. On the plane ride to Germany I looked down at Italy. I saw orderly fields of fading yellows and browns stretching over and into cities where I am convinced not a single straight line exists after being on...

Before this trip the emphasis when traveling - for me - was loosely based around the shopping! To buy local goods, clothing, souvenirs, etc… We are traveling with 4 suitcases and one carry on bag for school supplies. Our bags are packed perfectly to fit our needs, not our wants. There isn’t...