Vampires London, Whitby, and Paris January 6-16, 2023
We spent five nights in London, one quick overnight in Whitby, and four nights in Paris. Highlights included a private showing of the 1931 Dracula at Lost Souls Pizza (the world's only vampire pizzeria), a... rather unusual guide to a vampire museum, a delicious sampling of French wines and cheese, a climb up Whitby's famed 199 steps leading to a spooky exploration of the hillside graveyard of St. Mary's Churchyard at dusk--and plenty of memories, friendships, and inside jokes we'll never forget.
Pasta & Science Florence and Rome January 3-13, 2022
We spent five nights in Florence and five in Rome, with day trips to Pisa and Naples. Highlights included a tour of the secret passages of the Palazzo Vecchio, a delicious sampling of Tuscan wines, a charming guide to the ancient city of Herculaneum, lots of perfect cappuccinos (and some memorable Capuchin monks who gave the drink its name!), the many adorable greyhounds of Florence, and plenty of memories and inside jokes we'll never forget.