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Siena

Siena

Siena is a city in Tuscany known for its beautiful medieval architecture and a summer-time horse race that provokes fierce rivalries among the city’s wards.

Swimming with Whale Sharks

Swimming with Whale Sharks

The first time the boatman urged me to go below the surface, I resolutely plunged downwards and went as deep as I could go. Unfortunately — apparently — this was as deep as I could go:

Wanderlust

Wanderlust

I think every traveler has that moment in the beginning. A sight or sound or smell triggers a visceral feeling of surreality as you realize: “Oh my God, I’m actually here.”

Monteriggioni

Monteriggioni

“If you play Assassin’s Creed, you probably know our next destination more than I do,” our tour guide quipped as we made our way to the medieval fortress of Monteriggioni.

Our Family’s One-Week Itinerary in Sydney, Australia

Our Family’s One-Week Itinerary in Sydney, Australia

Our pace intentionally slow and easy, we nonetheless went home hearts bursting with memories. For those who’ve been asking about our itinerary, here it is.

Katoomba Walkabout

Katoomba Walkabout

Katoomba is the foremost town in the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia. It’s only 2 hours away by train from Sydney. It’s small enough to see in a single day — its main sights anyway — but it’s worth taking the time for a more leisurely exploration.