The Italianized Blonde

travel

Part 1: An Overview. Our Trip to Cagliari, Sardinia

  After a busy month of travel and work, I’m finally getting back in the swing of things with the blog, and I am so excited to get to share photos and some details about Emily and my trip to Sardina over the Easter holiday! Springtime in Italy is a crazy period full of festivities. Easter generally falls in the early weeks of April, and then on the 25th Italians celebrate Liberation Day, May 1st is Labor Day, and the June 2nd is Independence Day. Plus, my anniversary is in the middle  ...

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lifestyle

My Travel Inspiration: A Mother’s Day Post

Happy Mothers Day to all the beautiful mammas out there! This post is dedicated to a very special mom, mine! Seeing as I cannot be with her in person, I thought the least I could do is share some of the many memories I have with my mom and explain how she has encouraged me to travel and be the person I am today.   When I was little my parents would always take the time to tuck my brother and I into bed. They would read stories and take the time to connect with us. I would tell my mom  ...

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Packing List for a Mediterranean Beach Vacation

A few weeks ago, I took a short trip to Sardinia, an island in the south of Italy (slightly above Sicily). It is famous for its beaches and amazing weather all year round! I had been wanting to go for a long time and finally, after being in Italy for three years, decided it was about time to go! Here is a small list of all the items I packed for my trip! Clothing: Tops: 2 blouses (easy to dress up or down) 2 tank tops (one is a body suit) Cardigan jean jacket (I love my jean jacket that  ...

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culture

My Big Fat ITALIAN Wedding

It’s been one year, and Lorenzo and I have traveled for the vast majority of those days together all the way around the sun. It’s been an amazingly beautiful year and I would not trade a minute of it. April 16th, 2016 I got married: Something I thought I would never do, let alone at such a young age. Our wedding was magical. It was a week worth of weaving two cultures and languages together with love and joy. There were several moments when it was all a chaotic mess, and when the  ...

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