Hey, guys (or should I say ciao?)! How was everyone’s Fourth of July weekend? We landed in the U.S. just shy of midnight on July 4th after over 21 hours of travel (that damn hurricane…), and while we were pretty wiped, I wouldn’t have traded it for anything. Our trip to Italy was awesome, and I can’t wait to share all the details with you guys (especially for those of you who may find yourselves in Italy some time soon–I have tons of suggestions!). I’ve spent most of the long weekend getting reacquainted with NYC, fixing a shattered camera lens (sad!) and combing through the thousands (literally) of photos I took. I’ve found I have way too many suggestions of things to eat/see/do and way too many photos than could possible be kosher to share in one single post, so I’ll be breaking them up throughout the week this week. Tomorrow will be Florence, followed by Rome, the Tuscan countryside, Sorrento and Capri–as well as some tourist tips we learned the hard way this time around. Even if you don’t have a trip to Italy on the agenda, I do hope you enjoy the next few days around here–everyone loves a virtual vacation, right? Next week we will return to our regularly scheduled non-Italy obsessed content, I promise!