Category: 2024 Italy Trip

I went to Italy for 16 days in the early summer of 2024 with the love of my life and her family. We visited Belluno, Losego, Venice, Salzano, the Dolomites via La Poza, Verona, and Milan.

  • They don’t slice pizza in Italy

    One of the most surprising things I learned while visiting Italy was pizzas are not sliced. I looked around the restaurant we chose for our first dinner and saw everyone sawing through pizza with butter knives! Photos of unsliced pizzas The reason for this silliness is to prevent the pizza from cooling down. Italians bring…

  • European Bidets are a Total Let Down

    I bought bidet attachments for my toilets during the pandemic. Not because there was a paper shortage, but because the reviews were great. I went to Europe and used a few standalone, European bidets. I was not impressed. They required me to use more paper than I would with no bidet! You have to get…

  • Traveling outside the USA with Ting

    My phone provider is Ting. Ting is an MVNO, which is a cellular service reseller. They offer pay-as-you-go services on Verizon and T-Mobile. I live and work on wifi most days, so by not paying Verizon directly for unlimited minutes, texts, and data, I save money. My phone bill is usually less than $50 a…