In August, my family experienced a great trip to Norway and, bonus, visited the country for about half of what we planned to spend visiting California!
As I looked up tickets to California, I discovered that round-trip flights from Jacksonville to Sacramento were $1000 each.
We were destined to end up somewhere unusual.
My parents are incredibly adventurous and are at home wherever they are in the world. My mother is a retired cookbook author and culinary instructor who, because of her talents in all things food related, often spent time in Italy. For many years, she, along with my father, and groups of friends and family, rented villas in Tuscany and Umbria.