dream it: Northern Italy

How do you know you have been infected by wanderlust?  You constantly dream of far off places & exciting explorations.  You thirst for the adventure found in experiencing new cultures & stepping out into the unknown.  If that sounds like you, then you most certainly have been bit by the travel bug.  What’s the best way to deal with the dreamer’s disease?  Give in to temptation.  Dream on, travelers.  Then, figure out what it takes to make those dreams come true.

Last year, Greg & I made some of our dreams happen by hopping a plane & trekking through France & Italy.  I want to share with you some of the dreams that inspired this grand tour.  In the upcoming weeks, I will show you how one-by-one, I turned these inspirations into plans & plans into action.  I hope my process helps you to develop your own method of dealing with wanderlust in a productive way so you too can live a luxe life.

The Cinque Terre is a collection of five seaside towns along the Italian Riviera.  Built into the cliffs, these beauties are each like a small, secret getaway where you can truly escape.  The villages are all within hiking distance of each other & the trails between each place offer the most spectacular views.  Two of the five are featured above: Riomaggiore & Manarolo.

Tuscany is well-known for its sprawling landscape, artistic history & rich wines.  It’s easy to fall in love with the endless rows of vineyards & relaxed rural lifestyle.  Montepulciano (featured in fog above) offers distinctive wine & a captivating Medieval setting.

There is simply no city on Earth like Venice.  Surrounded by water, Venice offers sanctuary from the modern world while celebrating art, culture & history.  The charming city is quick to enchant many a visitor & we were no exception.  What exotic lands do you dream about?

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