Quando a Roma

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The Eternal City. Boy, has this place restored my faith in this trip. I have to admit that I’d been pretty homesick, but Rome is incredible. There’s an energy here that I don’t think you can understand until you’re gazing at the Coliseum, wandering through the Sistine Chapel, or throwing a coin into the Trevi Fountain.

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While their culture does seem slightly “behind” ours, it’s a lot more charming than it has been in other places. They have the conveniences of big cities in America, but you still get that historical vibe. It probably also helps that I’m picturing myself as Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday.Gregory Peck, where are you?

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We squeezed in every cheesy, touristy thing we could do and still had plenty of time for lots of gelato I think I’ve gained 50 pounds from Nutella-flavored ice cream and exploring all the small side streets, which was a nice break from the too-rushed pace we’ve had up until Rome. We head out this morning, and we’re flying into…wait for it…Paris! I couldn’t be more thrilled. For those of you who have been: do you have any recommendations? Other than Laduree, of course!

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I Need YOUR Help!

Audrey in Paris

By now you’ve all heard me mention that I’m going to Europe this summer with my younger sister. Well, in fact, I leave May 27! That’s just over two weeks away!

 In case you have any interest in where I’m going, here’s our itinerary:

·         Greece (Athens, Delphi, Olympia, and Meteora)

·         Italy (Milan, Venice, Florence, Naples, Pompeii, Capri, and Rome)

·         France (Paris and Normandy)

·         London

·         Scotland

·         Edinburgh

Jackie in Greece

There are definitely several places I’m bummed about not visiting, but we only have 5 weeks, so we figured we’d hit our favorites. (Side note: if you have any hotel suggestions, please email me! I’m overwhelmed with choices! Preppydelight[at]gmail[dot]com.)

 

 So now I need your help. I was going to do a bunch of pre-scheduled Delight of the Day posts, but I’m kind of worried that items will sell out, and I’ll get you all excited for nothing L I AM taking my phone with me (I do social media work on the side, so I have to have access!), so there’s the option of just doing posts about my trip. What would you most like to see? http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZGDV62N