Travel Diaries: Florence & Rome, Italy {Days 2-3}

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Hey there!  I'm back today with some more photos from our Europe trip.  Today's post features beautiful Firenze & Roma, Italia!  We only spent one day in Florence and two in Rome [we did Italy by storm, and then relaxed like real vacationers once in Greece], but I'll share the second half of the Rome pictures in the next upcoming blog post.

While we were in Florence, we spent the whole day just walking around the city, stopping at any place that sold food that looked even remotely interesting, because the Italian part of our trip was definitely focused on EATING [as it should be, yah?].  We also went to the Piazza del Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and Michelangelo Plaza, which has the most beautiful view of the whole city.  It was breathtaking.

During our first day in Rome, it was pretty hot & crowded.  We indulged in gelato [multiple times...] and perused around, seeing the most famous sites, including the Colosseum, Pantheon, and Trevi Fountain (which the water was drained out of, sadly!).  It was mind blowing to go inside these places I'd always seen photos of and be surrounded by so much history and ancient architecture.  The whole city of Rome is like that actually -- you can be walking down a normal street and then BAM!  There's a structure that is thousands of years old.  It's amazing!

Multicolored beaded headband: Urban Outfitters

Gray v-neck t-shirt (also seen here & here): Old Navy $7

Have you ever been to Italy before?  Where'd ya visit?  Let me know!

Be sure to check back to see the rest of this blog series about our adventures in Europe!

Travel Diaries: Venice, Italy {Day 1}

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I'm back, I'm back!  I have returned from our European adventures!!!  I won't lie to you though: we've actually been back for a few days now, but I am still battling some severe jet lag (as well as about eight loads of laundry and, more importantly, making up for lost time with our perfect fur babies), so a blog post was at the end of my list.  [Sorry, I'm just being honest with ya!]

Well, now that I am finally getting back to a semi-normal life/schedule, I want to share some photos with you from our vacation.  Therefore, I will be doing so over the next few days with a little blogging series revolving around our trip!  I'll share a few pictures from each destination we visited (quite a lot of pics actually, but that's even a small fraction of what I actually took - whoopsies!).  Ooh, and side note: If we look super exhausted and you notice extreme bags under our eyes, it's due to the fact that we barely slept throughout the entire trip.  We were determined to see, do, and experience as much as we could with as little sleep as possible!  Try not to judge us too hard ;)

Our first day in Europe -- after many connection flights & layovers and Matt's luggage getting lost [which he never got back, so he had to re-wear the same clothes and wash them in the sink...!] -- was spent in beautiful Venice, Italy.  I absolutely adored it there!  It was my favorite place we visited in Italy.  It was gloomy, overcast, and drizzled on and off while we were there, but it was still GORGEOUS.  [Oh, and my shoes got soaked all the way through, so I had to buy new ones and a cape to keep me warm!  I even got sick that night at the hotel, but thankfully I felt much better after I slept it off.  Phew, it was a close call!].  We were totally fine with the weather though.  After all, walking under a shared umbrella made it more romantic.  Gotta look at the silver lining!

Aqua cape/poncho: Street vendor in Italy

Gray skinny jeans (also seen here & here): Old Navy

Black high top sneakers: H&M $24.95

If you're planning a trip to Italy or Greece, feel free to leave a comment below, tweet @alliegee319, or e-mail me (  I'd be more than happy to give you some recommendations of where to stay, what to do, places to eat, etc!

Be sure to check back to see the rest of this blog series about our adventures in Europe!

Blogging Break: European Vacation

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hi guys!  I just wanted to take a second to let you LunaVida readers know that I will be on vacation for the next two weeks, so I won't be posting at all (AKA we will be much too busy for me to blog at all... plus it would be a travesty to be on my computer when I'm on the vacation of a lifetime!).  We are headed to Venice in the morning, followed by Florence, Rome, Santorini, Mykonos, and finally Athens!  Check back to LunaVida in mid-September when we return to see all of our vacation photos.  Also be sure to follow along as we are over in Europe via Instagram (@alliegee319)!

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