This was a trip that could have gone all sorts of wrong. My travel partner bailed last minute as he qualified for a certain very famous car race in Italy and obviously could not miss out. Man, did I luck out with not one, but two of my greatest girlfriends being in the area at the same time. My Australian road-trip partner-in-crime, Sara, was on her way from the UK to Italy as well and with a little planning, we met each other upon my arrival in Rome and then ventured our way to France.
Taylor, one of my childhood besties, was to arrive in Italy right before me after a fairytale romance. She reunited with her best friend through school days after his return from Airforce training, had a whirlwind romance and is now living the dream of being married to her best friend, living in Italy and loving life. Awww and completely awesome! Sara and I said our goodbyes on the French beaches and I jumped the next train to Sacile, Italy to visit my favorite newlyweds.
Where: Italy and France
Why: Because as Elizabeth Gilbert says in Eat, Pray, Love “Italian men are like show poodles. Sometimes they look so good I want to applaud…” To be honest though, they are actually quick skeezy and too forthcoming for my taste. I’ll stick to the pasta and vino.
What I loved: Food, culture and bonding time with some of my favorite ladies on the planet.