three summers ago i went backpacking through italy (with jane). we hopped from rome, to florence, to pizza, to vernazza, to venice. this week i pulled out all of my pictures with the intention of scrapbooking them. while that has not happened i have loved getting lost in the images.
i remember standing on the beach in vernazza recognizing what happiness really was. we had no cell phones, no facebook, no internet. just italy and each other. and some hunky italian men.
it was a truly magnificent and magical time. if i could give any advice to anyone, it would be to travel. go with your friends. take out a loan if you have to! that is what i did and i have never regretted it. not for one second.
*group shot photo cred goes to jenny pate.