Our European Adventure: How to eat gluten free in Rome


Roma, Roma, Roma…the city of beautiful art, history, faith, and…FOOD!!

Italy is known for their delicious wine, pizza, and pasta.  However, I can not eat gluten, so the land of bread and pasta was a bit daunting to me.  I worried I would starve while drooling over my husband’s delicious meals.  Boy oh boy was I wrong! Continue reading


Our European Adventure: Trastevere, Rome

You have hit the big tourist spots: Vatican, Coliseum, Trevi Fountain.  Now what?  I have the perfect answer:  There is a little town in Rome, just outside the Vatican.  It is a beautiful hidden gem with flea markets, beautiful churches, and spectacular food.  Here you can get a taste for authentic Italian nightlife, just sit back and watch the street performers, while sharing a bottle of vino.  Where is this magical place?…Trastevere!


Ponte Garibaldi

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Our European Adventure: Rome Day 2

While Day 1 in Rome was filled with travel and history, Day 2 was more relaxing with a focus on art and faith.  On Day 2, we went to the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, and Trastevere.  I have several tips for navigating these sites with ease.


St. Peter’s Basilica

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Our European Adventure: Rome Day 1

Our European Adventure started in Rome.  We only had 3 days there so we PACKED IN the sightseeing! For Day 1, we  focused on the area near our hotel.  We went to the Coliseum, Roman Forum, Constantine Arch, Basilica of St. John Lateran, and the Sancta Sanctorum.


Basilica of St. John Lateran

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Our European Adventure! Part 1: The Booking Details

This July my hubby and I celebrated 5 years of marriage and my 30th birthday.  We have had many wonderful memories in those 5 years, but we have also gone through tough times.  Infertility wears on a couple.  We decided we needed to reward ourselves for the strength we have shown over the years.  We wanted to treat ourselves and take a special trip that would really give us time to focus on each other and check off a few of bucket list items.


Santo Winery, Santorini, Greece

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Weekend Getaway- Doodle loves the beach!

This past weekend “The Pilot,” Bailey, and I went on a little family getaway.  We went to a nearby beach for a couple days.  It was such a great break from the stress of everyday life …and Bailey loved it too!


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