Growing up, my family took a vacation every summer. At the crack of dawn, my parents would load me and my three sisters into the back of our minivan. We were crammed in there with a big cooler and all of our luggage, and we would drive for hours.
Sometimes our destination was the Wisconsin Dells, the vacation mecca of all families growing up in the Chicago suburbs, so we only had to endure a few hours in the car. Other times, we would head to the Smoky Mountains in North Carolina or to Florida, which would take FOREVER! I’m not sure how any of us survived those trips!
I've been talking a LOT about food the last few weeks. What can I say - Florence has a lot of great food to talk about. Unfortunately, all of that pasta can add up around your waistline, even with all of the walking that you'll do. The last thing I ever want to do on vacation is think about working out, especially in a gym. I'd rather spend that time enjoying my vacation...or eating gelato. However, I've come across a great workout routine that you can do anywhere.
Disclaimer - I'm not a doctor or personal trainer. I didn't design this workout but a fitness expert did.
I hope that you didn’t think that I could have Florence as my monthly theme without talking about the food. Florence has some of the most amazing food! You can basically walk into almost any restaurant (as long as they are not right on the Duomo) and get an incredible meal made with fresh ingredients. Just thinking about what I’ve had to eat there is making me hungry and I’ve just finished my breakfast! I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite things to eat in Florence and where you can get them.
Jennifer and Marnin are the parents of two adorable girls. I first started working with them a couple of years ago, and despite the fact that the girls were two and six year old at the time, they still wanted to travel. Jennifer has traveled extensively, including spending a lot of time in India, so I thought they would be the perfect family to offer some advice for traveling with children.
August’s Clients of the Month are Clayton and Dianne. I used to work with Clayton and over the years, he and Dianne have become good friends. They are both busy with their careers (he’s a manager in a technology company and she is a certified healthcare technology trainer) and they are also busy with their family. They are the parents of three talented girls, one of which was the catalyst for their trip to Florence.
Since they knew that Italy is one of my specialties, they came to me for help in putting together their family vacation to Italy.