Embracing change in one aspect of your life has a sort of snowball effect: It usually rolls change through all aspects of your life.

(Read: Embracing Change. Nothing embodies the unknown like a new baby.)

Deciding to marry an Italian and move to Italy four years ago is a clear example – every aspect of my life was changed! Now, welcoming sweet baby Adeline into our lives, the snowball gets bigger. A newborn changes everything, not least of which our travel plans.

As an Italophile, Sagittarius and insatiably curious person, I absolutely need travel in my life. Now, my curiosity extends to how travel will fit in our lives with an infant. 

We didn’t do any hard-core traveling this year, but we certainly didn’t get bored! 

There was still plenty to do and see in 2017:

We toured Pavia and its ancient university.

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We found new paths up to Bergamo Alta

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We saw art in rich people’s homes and strolled their beautiful gardens.

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We explored new spots on the Lake,

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and visited Monza with fresh eyes.

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We took Addie’s first long-haul flight to America.

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There, we visited my alma mater,

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Cleveland,

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and Kelley’s Island for a gorgeous wedding.

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We met family, 

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and played with friends.

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After America, we fell in love with Camogli during far-too-short visit,

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and revisited Milan again and again, because there’s always something new to discover. 

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Besides America, most of our travel was close to home, but we certainly lived the travel spirit

We went to art exhibits 

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and took naps.

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We read books

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and had parties. 

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We went on walks

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…and more walks.

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Swimming…

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….and hiking.

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Then we went to the mountains and hiked some more.

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We enjoyed our own backyard and the view from our balcony

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Because besides, with a lot of firsts in 2017, there was always plenty to do!

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Here’s to an equally wonderful 2018! 

Written by ginamussio

1 Comment

Gina

Loved this honey. I’m printing several post to mail to Noni!! Super
Love all the pictures

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