One of my fondest memories of my teen years was a trip to Europe I took with my mom. We spent 28 glorious days discovering several different places, and it was the trip of a lifetime. Though I enjoyed most of the countries, Italy was my favorite. In Italy we samples some of the best food ever, enjoyed local wines (Yes, I was old enough to drink there!), met friendly people and we enjoyed just being a part of it. We shopped in Rome, rode the Gondolas in Venice, and ate an incredible dinner in Tivoli. Of course these are just a small sampling of everything we did, but those are the parts that really stand out to me.
I will cherish these memories forever – Mom passed away in 2006, but it was such a special time for us to enjoy each other’s company and become even closer. I want my daughter and I to have the same experience, but instead of touring all of Europe, we might just concentrate on Italy, and enjoy one of the Italy holidays that are available online. I dream of a month long vacation, just my daughter and I. I envision laughing, dining and shopping. I hope that she will also be able to pass on this tradition to her own child one day.