"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness" ~ Mark Twain

Monday, September 19, 2011


After 15 months abroad, we are now back in Boston until the end of the year. While I am actively job searching in California, Will is going to be focused on completing his thesis by the summer. We look forward to catching up with everyone, we've missed you.

European Family Vacation- Part Deux

Before returning home, we took one last amazing family trip across Tuscany. The places, food, wine and views were unforgettable and it made for the perfect way to end our stay. We are both very grateful for the time we were able to spend traveling around Europe but we are also happy to be back around our friends and family.

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Friday, July 8, 2011

European Family Vacation

After celebrating Danny's graduation in Boston, the family took a much deserved trip to Rome, Venice and Barcelona. We spent nearly two weeks exploring three beautiful cities and along the way took thousands of pictures to remember the amazing experience (they are now posted in the Photo Gallery).

Monday, May 2, 2011

Easter in Seville

We arrived in Seville on Good Friday and as luck would have it the threatening rain clouds started to part and by Sunday it was warm and sunny. We spent a nice long weekend taking in the sights including the Plaza de Toros and the breathtaking Cathedral with it's Giralda Tower. After the Easter Sunday Mass we took a stroll along the Guadalquivir River where we had the standard Spanish 2 hour lunch.

Seville is picturesque and exactly what you envision Spain to be. From the flamenco music, to the bullfights, to horse drawn carriages, to the delicious food and wine. We found the people in Southern Spain to be very welcoming, outgoing and proud of their history and unique culture. We definitely plan on going back for Holy Week, though next time with my mom who would absolutely love it.

Pictures from Seville

Holy Week in Andalucia

We had almost a week to experience the Holy Week festivities in Southern Spain and despite the threat of rain it turned out to be an amazing experience. Many of the processions were canceled this year because of the weather but we did manage to take in a few. The midnight Silent Procession in Granada was solemn and very spiritual and was certainly one of the most moving processions we saw.

Of course the jewel of Granada is The Alhambra. We joined a tour group to visit the grounds including the Generalife, the many palaces and amazing courtyards and to take in the beautiful views from high above the city.

Granada Pictures

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Happy New Year!

Will and I are hoping that this year is even better than the last...and it already looks promising. With friends and family expecting big changes this year, from college graduations to weddings to becoming parents, we wanted to wish you all a Happy 2011. We love and miss you and are still expecting visits from you.

By the way, we had a great road trip across Spain and after hours of sorting through hundreds of pictures I've posted them in the Photo Gallery section. Our trip started in Burgos and ended in Madrid and the pictures are listed in that order so you can follow us along.

V & Will