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PISA, ITALY

Thursday June 16, 2016

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Pisa, Italy www.bucketlistbums.com

Pisa, Italy www.bucketlistbums.com

Pisa, Italy www.bucketlistbums.com

Pisa, Italy www.bucketlistbums.com

Last summer, we spent a short (but magical) three days in Venice enroute to Croatia, and absolutely fell in love with Italy. We hadn’t done much travel in Europe, and it was unlike anywhere we’d been before. Suddenly, I understood everyone’s love for Italia. When it came time to leave for Dubrovnik, I didn’t want to part with the history, food, wine, canals and colors of vibrant Venice. A return trip was a must, and I immediately got to work on plans for an early summer visit to Portofino, Cinque Terre, Siena, Lucca, Florence, Tuscany and Pisa …

MAUI, HAWAII

Sunday May 29, 2016

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Maui, Hawaii www.bucketlistbums.com

Maui, Hawaii www.bucketlistbums.com

Maui, Hawaii www.bucketlistbums.com

Maui, Hawaii www.bucketlistbums.com

I try to incorporate a bit of island travel into our adventures abroad every year. In recent months, I’d seen Kauai popping up more and more on my Instagram feed – Queen’s Bath, Hideaways Beach, Hanalei Bay, etc. It had been nearly 10 years since our last trip to Kauai, and suddenly I had the itch for a return visit to The Garden Isle. I quickly booked us a non-refundable flight to Lihue, but a week later realized I’d used the wrong airport code! At first I was really bummed, my heart was so set on a Kauai wanderlust fix. Then I decided to see it as a happy accident, and that is how we ended up flying into OGG (Maui!) …

CAVTAT, CROATIA

Sunday May 8, 2016

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Cavtat, Croatia www.bucketlistbums.com

Cavtat, Croatia www.bucketlistbums.com

Cavtat, Croatia www.bucketlistbums.com

Adorable Cavtat was the last stop of our second visit to Croatia. We actually spent very little time in the little village because of its proximity to Dubrovnik (I think it’s often overshadowed by its glamorous neighbor). A shame really – Cavtat was truly charming with great summer vibes, and a lovely waterfront setting. If our schedule hadn’t been so tight, I’d have loved to explore more, eat more and see more.