Finishing up our first week in Italy and feeling so very thankful for this experience.
Thankful for the wonderfully kind, creative, fun people I'm traveling with - their enthusiasm and zest has been contagious. Thankful that Jim is such a charismatic guide. Thankful that my international travel companion (and friend of 22 years) Paolo was able to come along for the ride. Thankful for the scenery, the sunsets, the history, the weather, the wine, the pasta, the laughter - it's really been a wonderful experience so far.
We've got another week of traveling to go including a day in Florence, Rome and then back to New York City at the end of the week.