Steph’s Story

How Different is Traveling with A Toddler?

By Steph | January 22, 2019

When Mike and I found out I was pregnant, we were so excited. We couldn’t wait to show our new little person this big wide world that we love so much. But privately I was also kind of terrified. I knew that having a baby changes your life radically, I just didn’t really know or […]

Why I Walked Away From my Successful Travel Blog

By Steph | August 11, 2018

Umm hi. It’s been awhile, I know. Trust me I know. I think it’s pretty clear that my head and heart haven’t been here for a while. I didn’t want to admit it, but I’ve shown it in my actions as I’ve let this blog become more and more neglected. in the last couple years […]

Summer, Italian Style- Italy Update

By Steph | July 4, 2018

Ciao! Once again I know it’s been quiet on here. Megan and I had a meeting where we agreed that we would write more. I’m currently working on a nice long master guide to eating in Italy, but I keep getting distracted by angrily reading the news and getting into pointless Facebook arguments. So in […]

Another Italy Update!

By Steph | April 2, 2018

Ciao! I never like starting blog posts with apologies, so instead I will just say: I know it’s been quiet around here lately. Dead quiet. Partly it’s because Megan and I have both been super busy- working on other projects and doing our own travel. Partly it’s because we’re at somewhat of a cross roads […]

We Really Live Here! Italy Update #2

By Steph | December 26, 2017

Hey guys! When I last left you in November we were still sleeping off jet lag and desperately apartment hunting (have I mentioned how much I hate apartment hunting? It’s definitely my least favorite part of any big move). A lot has changed since then, mostly for the better! We Finally Found a Home Finding […]

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Osprey Giveaway! And Get More Updates Straight From Steph + Megan

By Megan Stetzel | November 15, 2017

Ok, ok, ok! We’ve realized that you actually want to hear from Steph and I more often. We get it! So we are revitalizing our newsletter and ramping it up with more personal updates of our journeys! If you are curious what life is like when you uproot your family, dog and baby under 2 […]

A Piccolo Italy Update

By Steph | November 13, 2017

Ciao! When I last left you we were in the terminal stages  of preparing for our family move to Italy. Well… we made it! All four of us are now in Bologna, where it is currently raining heavily. To be honest, not that much has happened yet, but I didn’t want to leave you hanging […]

Preparing to Move Abroad- Part Two

By Steph | October 25, 2017

Back in August I wrote about the many preparations we were taking to move abroad at the end of October. Well the end of October is here! It’s hard to believe but we leave for Bologna in just three days. This means we’ve been super busy lately getting ready for the move. Getting the Dog’s […]

Can You Travel with a Baby? An Honest Review

By Steph | August 16, 2017

It’s almost impossible for me to believe that my baby turned 1 last week. It seems like just yesterday I was super pregnant and writing my kiss off maternity leave post. Then Marcella came crashing into my life and things have never been totally the same. Before I gave birth, I had a lot of […]

Preparing to Move Abroad- Part One

By Steph | August 2, 2017

We are roughly 90 days out from our big move to Italy, so I figured it was time for an update. As with most big trips, there is a lot of small progress over time, then a huge rush of activity before departure. We’ve been trying to get as much as possible done as early […]

How Travel Cured This Picky Eater

By Steph | July 12, 2017

I have a reputation for being a bit food-obsessed. I love eating almost as much as travel, maybe more. I’ve been known to follow my taste-buds and plan entire trips based on where I want to eat. I rarely miss a chance to eat delicious food- and I will try almost anything including a spicy […]

The New Normal: Traveling with a Baby

By Steph | June 14, 2017

To tell the truth we haven’t really done a lot of travel with Marcella yet- mostly because we are trying to save our money for the big move in October. We will have ample opportunity to travel once we’re based in Europe (and she might even remember some of it).  We’ve done a few weekend […]