How to Hit Sicily on a Budget

Picture it… Sicily! After our trip to Italy last year, we knew we’d be back. We love Italy! And after visiting Sicily, we are left wondering which one we love more… If you’re thinking about Italy, I encourage you to throw Sicily in the mix. Like the mainland, each region of Sicily has it’s own landscape, […]

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Sonoma

If you’re planning a girls’ getaway or weekend baecation, I insist that you add wine country to that plan! We visited Sonoma for my girlfriend’s non-bachelorette, bachelorette weekend, and it couldn’t have been more perfect. We started in San Francisco and our first stop was the majestic Golden Gate Bridge There is a vista point on the Marin side, […]

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The Raymers Take Italy: Cortona

We spent two and a half weeks in Italy, and I’m going to let ya in on where we stayed, some local spots we found, and tips we picked up along the way! We flew into Rome and headed straight to Tuscany because I wanted to be impeccably fresh for the wedding (read: drink wine). Catching the […]

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The Raymers Take Italy: Venice

Second Stop // Venice Let me start by being totally transparent. Venice is not my cup of champagne. The concept of an entire city floating on water did intrigue me. But I assure you that the large water rats, the haunting dolls in every store front, and the distinct smell in the morning, all but laid any budding […]

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The Raymers Take Italy: Florence

Third stop // Florence I was taken with Firenze the minute I saw all the chic ladies biking all over the city, as if couture & heels were made to be riding on two wheels. We booked our stay at Hotel l’Orologio but their air conditioning was broke so they put us up in their sister hotel, Hotel Santa […]

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the Raymers Take Italy: The Amalfi Coast

Fourth Stop // Amalfi Coast If you were only allowed to travel to one place in this world, I would highly suggest the Amalfi Coast. It is the sea and the mountains. It is breathtaking. Part of me doesn’t want to tell you where we stayed because I want to keep it a secret, and the […]

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The Raymers Take Italy: Rome

Final stop // Rome While in Rome, I didn’t appreciate it much. It was hot. So hot. Hotter than Florence. We almost died. There are kinder people than the Romans. And, since there are about 4.2 million tourists traipsing through each year, Rome is kinda dirty. But every time I look through my pictures, a […]

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