My Travel Capsule Wardrobe

So remember how I explained about how I’m not a fashion blogger?  I’m not.  Not in the cards.  For so many reasons.

But I do like a good remix.  And I realized I have lots of capsule wardrobes that are created just because . . . you know, travel.  By necessity, you can only have a limited number of things when you are on the road.

So, with my star photographer’s (Henry’s) help, I made sure to capture all of my outfits on our recent Barcelona trip.

It isn’t an official Unfancy 10×10 because I had a few extra pieces.  Also, I don’t have 10 days of outfits.  No matter.  I’m not a fashion blogger anyway, right?  🙂

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My “Tips” on Traveling with Kids

Someone recently asked me for my thoughts on traveling with kids.  Any tips, tricks, ideas, etc.

My first thought was to demur.  I don’t really have any special insight.  You just sort of do it, right?

But then I realized I do have thoughts.  Or at least things that have worked for us.  So here are my travel things that have worked for us.  Some are Italy specific.  Some work for anywhere.

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Should you bring a stroller to Venice?

This year we hit up Venice for Carnival.  It was amazing.  I hope to share more, at least pics, soon.

But in case I don’t get around to it because the Year of Togetherness has decimated blogging around here, I at least wanted to address something that I wondered a lot about before our trip.  I’m talking bout strollers.

Should we do no strollers?  Two umbrellas?  The double?  The hiking backpack?  I spent more hours than I care to admit pondering what to do about this.  The good news is that now I’ve pondered so you don’t have to.

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ICYMI: Catch Up Monday

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Look, we did art! This totally counts, right?

Hi Guys.  It’s been awhile.  I’ve got some post ideas percolating (like FINALLY doing a Malta post after we’ve gone three times now), but I’m trying to type fast while the boys are entertained in the other room.

It’s been ages since I did this so I figured we could catch up on anything you might have missed.

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Looking back at 2016

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2016 was a big year.  A pretty good year, I’d say overall.

We had some aggressive travel goals, and I’m pleased with how it turned out.  We did big trips to Sicily, Marrakesh, Lake Garda, and the BalkansWe tagged along with James to Malta, and we did a bonus trip to Vienna.  We did plenty of weekends and day trips as well to places like Abruzzo, Viterbo, and Naples.

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What to do on your Balkan Holiday: An Itinerary for Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia, and Slovenia

So I think I’ve mentioned that in October we undertook our most ambitious trip to date, a two week road trip in the Balkans.  We had a ton of fun.

Because I’ve gotten some questions about it, here is the nitty gritty on what we actually did.  I’ll talk more later on the awesome places we stayed.

I’ll also talk more later on our opinions.  The things we most enjoyed.  The things we might skip.

I will say that this is a very relaxed itinerary.  You could shave several days off of this schedule and still do everything plus some.  We liked having the extra time; it made it feel like more of a vacation instead of just a trip.

Let’s get to it.

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