I DID IT!! Here my friends is the very last photo of the day. For an entire year I have taken at least one photo every day. 365 days later, I have more than 365 blog posts detailing my life and the amazing experiences that I have embarked upon. This project has documented the craziest … More Day 365: Buon Anno!
Day 3 After days of anticipation, we were finally ready to hit the slopes! We woke up at 7 and enjoyed an incredible breakfast buffet at the hotel. This was seriously the best breakfast spread I have ever experienced in my life. There was a muesli, dried fruit, and nut area with bowls of anything … More Italy: First Day on the Slopes
Sunday, December 30th Finally we are on the slopes! The terrain is icy but we don’t care. The jagged Dolomites loom around this playing ground in the valley, making us feel small and insignificant. To make up for it, I plant myself in the snow and wait for Peter to come flying down the mountain. … More Day 364: The Jump
Day 2 Up bright and early, we packed up the car to its full capacity with me stuffed in the back seat, and started the long 5 hour drive to Val Gardena. Traversing the southern base of the Alps, we traveled east from nearby the intersection of Italy, France, and Switzerland to just below Austria. … More Italy: Selva di Val Gardena
Saturday, December 29th We finally arrived in Val Gardena in the Italian Alps. In a town more Austrian or German than Italian, I feel right at home. Val Gardena reminds me of my beloved Salzburg except with a blanket of snow as the bells make their evening toll. The air is chilly and I feel the need … More Day 363: Gesundheit
Day 1 Our first day in Italy was kind of a blur. We traveled all day on the 27th to arrive just in time for 28th. However this view sticks out in my mind: But first, let’s talk about the flight from JFK to Milan. I did not sleep on the plane at all. Instead, … More Italy: Surviving Jetlag
Friday, December 28th Did you know that northern Italy looks like this? The Italy I know is sunny, warm, and flat with terraces of olive groves and ancient marble cathedrals. So arriving in the Alps was a shock to say the least. Italy has mountains?? I could get used to this. Especially when I am fed … More Day 362: The North of Italy