Our story!

For several years now I have had the urge to travel which has been a dream of mine before marriage and children. My husband was never keen on the idea until one afternoon in 2016 he said, "let's do this!" The next day I began to sell, donate and give away items from my home. He was a bit shocked when he got home from work. I immediately called a realtor and our home sold within 24 hours for more than we were asking. I had sold, donated and given away EVERYTHING so that the day we moved we didn't even need a truck. We were able to drive away with everything we had left in both our vehicles. We moved to a smaller place directly across from the beach to enjoy the sunrise and sunsets for the following year before taking off to travel full time!

Mama Mia’s in Verona, Italy 🇮🇹

What a beautiful place to get lost in while we were exploring Italy. Yes, everyone’s biggest fear about traveling, we were so lost. I thought we had bought train tickets to Varenna, Italy. Let me start at the beginning!

We had family traveling with us in Italy and their first trip to Europe. They wanted to visit Lake Como and so I planned a day trip by train. In the process of planning my husband was looking online at the village of Verona thinking it was the same place. He kept telling me that we were going to a place where there was a Roman amphitheater. I told him I didn’t see a Roman Amphitheater but maybe he saw something I didn’t. Anyways, while I was on the train app I asked him what the name of the spelling was of the town we were planning to go because he was looking at it on his iPad at that time. Well, that was my mistake!

Anyways, when we arrived and we walked out of the train station confused me because I didn’t see Lake Como. I had planned to walk to the restaurant by following the Lake road but there was no Lake road. We got a cab and I gave the taxi driver the name of the restaurant but he seemed confused. He looked it up on his gos and said, it is 2 hours away. WHAT? I realized then that we were lost. So we had the taxi driver take us into town where we saw immediately a Roman Amphitheater. I realized right then that we were both looking at 2 different towns and I had asked him how to spell it when I was getting the tickets.

Traveling full time for 6 years now we have learned to just enjoy what is around us. I look at everything that God orchestrates everything, even when we are lost. It was a beautiful day and some incredible architecture. The amphitheater was impressive and they actually hold concerts there which is why my husband was so excited to be there. He has seen some of his favorite musicians perform there online. This was a great day for him all around. You have to learn to be flexible when you travel because it makes for a more pleasant experience!

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