TRAVEL & LEISURE

Amalfi and Ravello

September 26, 2014
Ravello

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IceCreamDuoBefore heading up to Ravello, we made a quick stop in Amalfi. The Duomo is very impressive and after climbing all those stairs, gelato was a must.

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RavelloRavello is the definition of love at first sight.

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RavelloRavello is a beautiful maze of gardens high up in the mountainside.

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After wandering around for a bit, we sat down to a delicious lunch of pizza and caprese salad. After lunch, we stumbled upon a tiny wine shop with this sign out front. The very helpful and knowledgeable woman served sample after sample of italian wines with cheese and chocolate to boot. We left feeling quite nice :)

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TRAVEL & LEISURE

Positano!

September 25, 2014
Positano, Italy


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^^After being dropped off by our shuttle in front of Bar Internazionale, we made our way up to our AirBnb in Montepertuso, a little village directly above Positano. The view from our Balcony was spectacular.

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^^The views during our hike down from Montepertuso were absolutely beautiful. I would highly recommend making this hike regardless of where you stay. After winding your way down the cliffside, you exit out this little passageway right into the heart of Positano.

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Every direction you look in this beautiful cliffside town is a million dollar view. The beach is getting closer!

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PositanoPositano is filled with everything you would imagine a small Italian village to have: Scooters everywhere, hand painted plates decorating the walls, and beautiful doorways around every corner.

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FoodandDrink^Before heading down to the beach, grab some cold drinks and antipasti from a restaurant or deli. This deli was our go to for delicious vegetables and fresh made param and smoked mozzarella sandwiches.

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Ah, beach with a view!

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetThe best lunch—and cheap!  …mmmmm.

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Fornillo Beach, just a short walk from Spiaggia Grande, is a less crowded, more laid back atmosphere.

La ZargazaAfternoon treats are a must. La Zagara has the best cakes and pastries. Not to mention the cappuccinos and cocktails :)

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We made reservations at Le Sirenuse hotel for a special birthday dinner. Between the views, the food, and the exceptional service, La Sponda restaurant was one of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had. If you do go, I would advise going an hour early to enjoy a glass of champagne at the Oyster Bar across the restaurant. They serve the most delicious bright green olives as well as marcona almonds and potato chips with your drinks. It is the perfect before dinner snack.

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TRAVEL & LEISURE

Pure Michigan

August 13, 2014
Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Park

What a great weekend in Michigan. Traverse City and Glen Arbor are so beautiful.

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We started our first day off with a bang at the highly recommended restaurant The Towne Plaza.

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^^The food did not disappoint. Look at those plates!

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^^We were pleasantly surprised by the absolutely spot on naming of this park ;) Photo op was a must. Traverse City may be small, but it’s full of cute shops and wonderful restaurants. Unfortunately we didn’t get photos of everything, but a few other places not to miss while visiting:

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The Cook’s House: Hand’s down the best meal of the trip.

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