A few weeks ago, my mom was able to make the trip over to London! We were excited to show her our London life. We spent a whole week in London showing her all of the hot spots and sharing all of our favourite local places. We did an afternoon tea at Kensington Palace, brunch at Duck & Waffle, a river ride down the Thames, saw Wicked the musical, had coffee and macaroons at Laudree, checked out Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London. It was full on London!
After getting her acquainted with London life, we took her over to Italy for the weekend to show her a bit more of Europe. We flew in and out of Naples, which is the perfect gateway to the Almafi Coast. We spent the morning of our first day there exploring the Pompeii and Hurclean area.
From Pompeii, we drove (ahem – Dan drove) the super windy, beautiful roads over the mountains to the Almafi Coast. We stayed in a little village just south of Almafi town. It was beautiful! Our hotel had an amazing balcony with views of the sea and coast line and a fun rooftop bar where we enjoyed a night cap watching the sunset over the coast. We spent the afternoon laying on the beach and swimming in the sea before heading into Almafi for some shopping and a wonderful pasta dinner on the water.
The next day we drove the entire Almafi coast from Almafi over to Sorrento. It was incredibly beautiful! Although we were only in this area for less than 24 hours, we decided we liked this area much better than the Cinque Terre area. Much less crowded and stunning 360 degree views from every angle!
From Sorrento, we hopped on a ferry to go spend one night on the island of Capri. It’s a quick 30 minute ferry and the views when you arrive are breathtaking. To be fair, every view once you’re near, or at Capri, are breathtaking! Our AirBNB for the night was up at the top of the island which provided some great sunset views. We spent the afternoon down at the beach in the turquoise water and the evening indulging in more delicious Italian pasta.
The next day we took a boat tour around the whole island. The weather was absolutely perfect for a day out on the boat. Capri was lovely. We loved it. It’s quite touristy, but we went in the shoulder season, so it was just perfect. The food was incredible, the people were nice and the scenery was gorgeous. It would be a great place to go back to for a relaxing weekend, as there isn’t much to actually do.
We ended with a ferry ride back to Sorrento and a drive to the Naples airport. We made a quick pit stop in Naples to walk around and grab one last gelato before dropping the car off. It was a great weekend and it was nice to be able to show my mom how we do our short weekend trips!
My mom left London the day after we returned from Italy…and I started a new job! It was great finally getting her over to Europe! We love showing our friends and family our life over here!