We took the mid-morning ferry from Positano to Capri. A few notes about the ferries – the ferry between Positano and Capri does not run year-round. It starts running in early April and ends around late October or early November. If you visit in off-season, you will have to take a taxi to Sorrento and… Continue reading A Day in Capri
I usually make lots of dinner reservations for vacations but this trip I decided that we would play most of it by ear and be spontaneous with a few exceptions. The main exception being our lunch in Positano on our second day there, which just happened to be my birthday. Given that I plan all… Continue reading An Amazing Birthday Lunch at La Sponda Restaurant at Hotel Sirenuse
We were up early to catch our 10am train to Naples. Fortunately, there is a taxi stand right next to the Campo de Fiori which made it super easy to get a ride to the train station but I was surprised how long it took due to traffic. Give yourself plenty of time! Still, we… Continue reading Italy Continues – Amalfi Coast and Positano
On our last day in Rome, we planned a tour of the Vatican with a private guide. We used Paola Barbanera and were so pleased that we picked her! It was just me, Steve and Paola and the tour lasted about 3.5 hours and was worth every penny (I think we paid around $350 for the… Continue reading Rome – Day 3
Our next morning, we slept in until 9ish thanks to our jet lag but were out the door to go sightseeing by 10:30am. We headed to the Coliseum and the Roman Forum. However, the Rome marathon was in full swing and it was directly between us and the Coliseum so we braved the crowds. We… Continue reading Three Days in Rome – Day 2
In April 2016 we spent a week in Italy and our first stop was Rome. We arrived via a direct flight from Chicago. We cashed in many, many miles for 2 roundtrip business class tickets so we were able to catch a little shut eye on the long flight over. We went straight from the… Continue reading Three Days in Rome – Day 1
In May we visited the Viceroy Hotel in the Riviera Maya for a long 4 day, 3 night weekend. Needless to say, we fell in love with this hotel. We prearranged for private airport transfers from the Cancun airport and were picked up in a large SUV with the A/C going full blast, which was… Continue reading Viceroy Hotel, Riviera Maya
First Post on the new blog site! I used to blog a few years back but simply fell out of the habit as work and other commitments got in the way. However, we (Melissa and Steve) have never stopped traveling and I realized how much I enjoyed having a place to share our travel stories… Continue reading First Post on the New Site – Introductions are in Order!