virtual travel

A New Series: Vicarious Vacations

Anyone who knows me, knows that I love to travel and as a kid, my family and I were lucky enough to travel abroad many times. Those days are long gone but a girl can still dream... For example, mention Italy and I deeply sigh and slightly swoon. I even burst into tears during the first Italian scenes of Under the Tuscan Sun! It's kinda pathetic - especially since I've never been there. Yet, I dream of Italy....I long for it...

Okay, reality check - I'm a mother to a four year old, a domestic engineer (aka homemaker) and we aren't exactly loaded, so my sappy little self isn't going to be getting to Europe anytime soon. Fact.

Soooo...I'm going to have my own little Vicarious Vacation series and I want you to come with me!! Game?

Here's the plan. Over the next four weeks, I will be posting a Vicarious Vacation on Fridays. Seems appropriate right?

Researching is kinda my thing, so I will be hunting down some fabulous places for us to explore. Tantalizing all your senses with wonderful imagery, recipes, local hang outs and even sounds - I hope to provide a mini getaway via my blog.

Excited? I am! If we can't travel in real life...let's play pretend. My four year old is a pro at it, so let's pull out our imaginations and do a little sight seeing.

Pack your proverbial bags because this Friday we are headed to - you guessed it - Italy! It's not the big cities that everyone talks about but I promise it will be a unique little adventure. I can't wait!

Here are a few images to get you in the mood...

If anyone has any thoughts of where we should go the other three weeks I am open to suggestion! If not, I have my own growing list...

Can't wait for Friday!

xo,

Images: 1. toprural 2. chinita_jill 3. ascord04