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The Amalfi Coast | Adventures in Italy

I have always had a bit of wanderlust- and that desire to wander only escalated when I became interested in photography. Being able to capture explorations just made me want to explore more…and now that I’m married to my best friend? The wanderlust is out the roof! Being able to travel with Joey is a tremendous blessing.

When we decided that I would be living in London for a few months as well, we knew that we had to take advantage of being in a great base to travel. We began discussing various countries we wanted to visit (the list feels endless)- and we decided that we would start with a longer trip to Italy! All of Italy is gorgeous- so instead of deciding on one city to visit, we decided to travel to 3 different cities in 5 days. Joey did an amazing job planning this trip- There’s so much that goes into traveling that I just didn’t realize- and he took care of it all! The timing, the tickets, the transportation, all the little details- He’s wonderful:)

So on Valentine’s Day morning, we left our flat in London at 4:30 am to catch an express train to Gatwick airport for our first destination- Naples, Italy. After much research, we decided to hire a driver to help us explore the amazing Amalfi Coast- about an hour drive from Naples Airport.

My first view of the Italian Amalfi Coastline was just sheer amazement. Never have I ever seen waters quite so blue, with such adorable colored houses lining the cliffs. My jaw was dropped during most of our windy drive- emphasis on WINDY. I’m so glad I was distracted by my excitement of the sheer beauty- because otherwise I would have been in an anxious craze over the SHEER DROP off the road. Dangerous as it might have been- it was worth it:)

After spending an hour in Sorrento for the best pizza I’ve ever had (if you know me at all- you know I could eat pizza all day everyday)- we headed to our final destination for the night- Positano.

OH Positano- how we love you. We most definitely could have spent weeks relaxing in this colorful Italian coastline town and been so so happy. We immediately fell in love with the view from our hotel- and could have spent sunrise to sunset on our front patio- it is that beautiful.

We decided to explore this town built on cliffs- and hiked down to the beach and back up a few times during our short trip. It was so fun to find little inlets and side stairwells that led to little hidden treasures. We eventually stumbled upon a little restaurant by the beach, and had the most AMAZING cannoli (we ate a lot of dessert during this vacay!)

The Amalfi Coast is NO doubt a place that we want to travel back to- the views are spectacular, the food incredible, and the culture so charming.

Here’s a look into our first leg of our Italy Adventure:)

Our first stop just outside of Sorrento

Our first stop just outside of Sorrento


All that BLUE!

All that BLUE!


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First mini stop: Sorrento

First mini stop: Sorrento


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We stayed at the Art Hotel in Positano- the decor was so beautiful!

We stayed at the Art Hotel in Positano- the decor was so beautiful!


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Our balcony <3

Our balcony <3[/caption]2014-02-19_0034
[caption id="attachment_832" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Exploring the streets of PositanoExploring the streets of Positano


Just LOVED the adorable little touches to this city!

Just LOVED the adorable little touches to this city!


Little side roads and alleys were my favorite! Like a big maze

Little side roads and alleys were my favorite! Like a big maze


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The views as we ventured down to the water were SPECTACULAR

The views as we ventured down to the water were SPECTACULAR


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Everything- from the benches to the views- were beautiful

Everything- from the benches to the views- were beautiful


That picture on the left is one of my favorites! We were just RUNNING we were so excited.

That picture on the left is one of my favorites! We were just RUNNING we were so excited.


Down by the bright blue water...

Down by the bright blue water…


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Looking back up towards the town

Looking back up towards the town


The light! :)

The light! :)


Watching the changing light in Positano was magical!

Watching the changing light in Positano was magical!


Cute car and a really cute man<3

Cute car and a really cute man<3[/caption] [caption id="attachment_840" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Chasing light...Chasing light…


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The little houses lit up at night were my favorite

The little houses lit up at night were my favorite


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All the stores were closed (its off-season, but i LOVED that window display!)

All the stores were closed (its off-season, but i LOVED that window display!)


Goodnight, Positano- until we meet again (we promise we will)

Goodnight, Positano- until we meet again (we promise we will)

Next stop on the blog: Rome! Can’t wait to share those adventures tomorrow…:)

Until then, Happy Thursday!

February 20, 2014 - 1:55 pm

Jackie Phillips - Looks like a beautiful and amazing trip! I can’t wait to go to Italy!

February 20, 2014 - 2:44 pm

Katie Nesbitt - Oh my gosh!!!! All of these are so gorgeous!!! I totally want to visit there someday!

February 20, 2014 - 6:59 pm

Tyler Corvin - Amazing photos! It’s almost like looking through a magazine!

February 20, 2014 - 8:53 pm

Early ML - Mike and I are going to the Almafi Coast in May! We are so excited it is our 40th Wedding Anniversary trip. The Caldwells.

February 20, 2014 - 8:59 pm

Ann Baustert - Sarah, we so enjoyed looking at your pictures and reading your comments….love you Grandmom

February 20, 2014 - 10:29 pm

Kathy Hutchins Sternfeld - Such beautiful pictures! We didn’t get to Positano. Thanks for taking me there! What beautiful memories you are making!

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