It's a long way from Idaho to Italy. It took us three days, 24+ hours and an assortment of trains, planes and teeny-tiny automobiles. But, at the end of it all, we're here. I'm writing this from Italy. Right now. Like, I am looking out the window at the terrace and that's Italy, right there. … Continue reading Arriviamo!
You might want to stop reading now if you're looking for my well-tested tips on packing for international travel. In the title of this post, I'm the completely clueless one. (Remember the whole "hardly ever leaves Idaho" thing?) But I'm also a planner, so I'm not letting myself stay completely clueless. Reduce Cluelessness Tactic 1: … Continue reading Packing for an International Trip When You’re Completely Clueless
It's May 1. That means we leave for Italy this month. The countdown on my kids' whiteboard now says "19 days." I'm beyond excited. But I'm also terrified. I'm scared I'll lose my passport, or my phone, or my camera, or the keys to our Italian apartment. I'm scared my kids are going to lose … Continue reading On Fear
It's 26 days until my family and I get on a plane for Italy. It'll be the first time I've ever left North America, the first time my husband has been farther than California, the first time my kids have been outside the Pacific Northwest. It dawned on me the other day that our seven-week … Continue reading Leaving Idaho