Taking my mom to Sao Lourenco do Barrocal for her 70th birthday. It was the first time just the two of us have traveled together and I loved watching her experience first hand what I do, why I research the way I do, the people I know in different countries, the hotel relationships I have….and loved watching her eyes fill with excitement when we walked into our gorgeous room or when we entered breakfast for the first time. She was in heaven walking through the grounds of that stunning property!
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Next Dream Trip?
I haven’t taken my kids to Italy and a dream trip would be to spend a relaxing week at Borgo Santo Pietro just enjoying the wine, the food, the farm life, taking cooking classes, visits to nearby villages and smaller towns…now that I’ve gotten used to working from home and home-schooling, why not go during an off season time, right?? I also LOVE boats, so any trip on a sailboat would be an absolute dream.
Cannot travel without...
My phone/camera to stay connected to my family when I am not with them and keep track of everything I see, an eye mask (ever since I’ve had kids I need an eye mask and sound machine to sleep!), and a really nice pen to take notes. I still love writing everything down in notebooks rather than digitally.