Our family vacation 2017: The Vlog

We did it! We survived our busiest summer yet! We have just returned from our annual trip to Bellaria and instead of writing another post with lots of pictures, I decided to do a Vlog. I will warn you now that talking is minimal as my approach to making it was more for the kids. … More Our family vacation 2017: The Vlog

Our Family Vacation…2016 (part 5- Surviving the beach)

It’s wintertime and while this year’s weather is absolutely bonkers, we’ve had a few cold spells. It’s during these cold months that Carlo and I tease each other about how we much we miss summer, or more specifically…. the beach. As I mentioned in the previous post, I gave up “relaxing” too much to be … More Our Family Vacation…2016 (part 5- Surviving the beach)

Our Family Vacation…2016 (part 4- The City)

Bellaria in the province of Rimini deserves it’s own post. Like a proper post. Last year we didn’t spend much time away from the beach so we made sure to explore it this year. One of our favorite things to do in Bellaria or let alone anywhere in Emilia Romagna is to eat a Bombolone. … More Our Family Vacation…2016 (part 4- The City)

Our family vacation…2016 (part 3- the beach)

Ah… the beach. Just typing these words is making me miss it more and more. Last year was our first time to Bellaria so I was taking everything in. This year, we turned it up a notch and made sure we took advantage of more activities and more fun time. While my goal was to … More Our family vacation…2016 (part 3- the beach)

Our family vacation…2016 (part 2-location and food)

Last year we ¬†stayed at a simple hotel called Piccolo Mondo. It’s part of the Valentini Village group. As I mentioned in the post (read here), these hotels are usually all inclusive. Some are small 3 stars, other 4 star luxury hotels. Either way, because they belong to this group, all patrons are able to … More Our family vacation…2016 (part 2-location and food)

Our Family Vacation…. 2016 (part 1)

If you’ve been around the blog a while, ¬†you know that last year we took our very first family vacation to the seaside town of Bellaria in the province of Rimini. We enjoyed our stay so much that we decided to go back again this year. Last year, we hit a snag in our plans … More Our Family Vacation…. 2016 (part 1)

Our family vacation…part 4 (essential items)

I feel like the end of our trip we returned more than when we got there; and it’s true. A lot of our essential items we bought to avoid having to pack much. I had packed a “beach bag” aka old purse and two days in it was already breaking. So we ditched it and … More Our family vacation…part 4 (essential items)

Our family vacation… part 3 (the beach)

The Adriatic sea. A family’s dream. Well my family’s dream. I have been told that the Adriatic is popular with families because the water level is much lower than the Mediterranean. I can say that I was very pleasantly surprised how low the water really was. Early in the morning, it was crystal clear. You … More Our family vacation… part 3 (the beach)

Our family vacation… part 2 (the location)

We were suggested a simple and humble hotel in Bellaria. While it was technically a hotel is was more like a small resort with a BnB feel. Minimal and basic. Nothing fancy. No frills. Simple. Friendly. Quiet. That’s exactly how we like our hotel. It felt so homey and cozy. We were greeted by management … More Our family vacation… part 2 (the location)

Our family vacation.. part 1

My very first experience at an Italian beach. It was an event 6 years in the making. My husband always talked about going to the beach and taking trips when we could afford it. Then it was when Miss V is a bit older, which then turned into when the girls get older. Now here … More Our family vacation.. part 1