"Living in Europe, Asia, & now USA..." rubbersoul75's Profile
*Update Dec 2010, Arrived in Winchester VA to live in our home country after 8 1/2 yrs abroad. Girls and life keeping me from any big updates on the pages.. :(
Who we are: A family with a few little girls who have lived in Europe for 7 years, Japan for 2, and now USA. We moved from the United States over to Europe a month after getting married way back in 2002, then Japan in 09. Life has been an adventure, including the birth of our 4 girls/travel partners...
We started these travel pages to document some of our favorite spots.. with the intent of sharing photos and insight we have picked up along the way. Hope to build on them some more but time has not permitted that lately :( Just some of what we've done, some photos, and we really hope to provide info that can be useful to others...
We quickly picked up the traveling bug after moving to Germany summer of 02; in April 2003 Isabella joined us; Nov 2004 Michaella came on board; Oct 07 - Benvenuti Gabriella; Madeline joined us in Japan in Aug 10. We almost always travel as a family, giving the girls quite an experience. Being in Italy, che bel Italia, 05 to 09 and were quite happy exploring the remarkable country, as it turns out, most of these pages are of spots in Italy... due to our enthusiasm for this country!
Why we travel: Like most, it is to experience new/different cultures, people, check out how they live, history, food, and of course learn stuff... doing this economically is key for us.
Some of our Travel history the last few years
Japan (mostly Okinawa & Tokyo)
France (southern coast)
USA (Hawaii & east coast)
Sicilia (Agrigento, Catania, Caltagirone, Siracusa, Taormina, Aetna)
Toscana, The Veneto
Umbria & Marche Regions (New Years visit to Assisi, Gubbio, Spoleto, Loreto), Liguria
Palermo in Sicily
Austria including Vienna
England - Cotswolds Region
USA, Germany, Austria
and Lots of Italy:
Regions -Umbria, Much of Toscana, The Veneto, Liguria, Campania
Towns- Rome, Venice, & Murano, Asolo, Vicenza, Sirmione on Lake Garda, Valeggio sul Mincio, Bolzano, Lago di Como, Bari, Napoli, L'Aquila, Verona, Padua, Marostica, Asiago, Mantova, Montagnana
Italy - 3 trips including Cinque Terre, Venice and then we (very happily) moved to Vicenza in July
Greece - Olympia
Turkey - Izmir, Ephesus, Istanbul
Croatia - Dubrovnik
Bunch of Italy
Belgium - Bastogne
France - Paris, Carcassonne, Lourdes, Alsace
England - London
Spain - Mallorca
Czech Republic - Prague and Bavaria
Austria - Salzburg and Northern lakes
Spain - Costa Brava & Barcelona area Spain
France - Central
Italy - All Around Toscana
Belgium - South West area
Iraq & Kuwait - not as a Soldier, only dad went on this one!
Moved to Wiesbaden, Germany, some trips to:
Italy - Pisa and Florence, Rome
Belgium - Brugge and Gent
France - Paris and Strasbourg
England - Cotswold & London
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We've got a bit of a "traveling with kids" spin (the one thing that seems to be lacking a bit on this site). I know we're not the only ones toting our young ones around with us, I see plenty of others out there and we hope to share a bit of our experience. Drop us a line!
2002, Empty Handed, but Isabella on her way in the belly...
2004, A return. This time Isabella in hand, with Michaela well on her way in the belly.
Send me an e-mail if you know both these locations. Both are on the Mediterranean...
(big prize involved...)
This is the mug we drink out of! Our roots are in NY-
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- Top 5 Page for this destination Tuscany Intro, 42 reviews, 79 photos, 3 travelogues
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- Top 5 Page for this destination Vicenza Intro, 22 reviews, 34 photos
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- Ferrara Intro, 11 reviews, 18 photos
- Top 5 Page for this destination Campania Intro, 11 reviews, 15 photos
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