Thursday, April 23, 2015

Guys, I'm Going to Italy!

**Update 3/16/2016**  This is my most popular post on this blog.  In less than a year it has had 1442 views!  I am super curious as to what brought you to this post.  Please let me know in the comments, because I've tried several Google searches and this blog isn't on any of the first few pages...  I am super curious!!  Pinterest?  Search Engine?  Someone who randomly comes back to this post 5+ times a day?

It's gonna be a few years (at the soonest), but I am going.

I have been reading Christ Brady's book A Month of Italy: Rediscovering the Art of Vacation.

It is an amazing, fun book about the Brady family's month long trip to Italy.

Withing two chapters I was convinced I am going to Italy someday.

Two chapters later I wasn't just going to go for a week or so visit.  Nope I am going for a month.

The amazing views he describes are enough to get anyone to want to go.

OK so he doesn't talk about this guy, this just came from a quick Google/Pinterest search of Italy I did a couple weeks ago.

Don't you want to go see these places?

Do a quick Google Image search of Italy and you will find so many more gorgeous reasons to go visit.

About half way through the book it finally dawned on my why I really want to go to Italy.

More than just the vistas.

The Italians are a laid back, don't cram too much into your schedule, do everything right the first time type of people.  In America's fast paced, the busier you are the better, culture it sounds heavenly to go somewhere where taking it slow isn't going against the current.

He talks about how they take their time with their tasks to be sure it is done right, instead of rushing from one job to another, not being as thorough.  They take pride in a job well done.

The old men sit outside the cafe's talking, playing games, and just people watching.

Everyone is kind, friendly, and patient.

Doesn't that sound like heaven compared to our busy, fast paced lives here?

I want a month to reset, and reconnect with life.  Wouldn't you?

If you could travel anywhere in the world, (money wasn't an issue), where would you want to go and why?