Buongiorno, Quilters and Travelers!
Should I really cut up my Rick Steves guide book? Rick Steves recommends cutting apart the book to make mini guides to the cities you will be visiting.
But cutting up any book seems so wrong!
I’m off to Italy! Last month, several readers of LKQ recommended Rick Steves Italy 2019 and videos. Thank YOU! His books and videos are fabulous!
I’ve been reading, watching videos and practicing Italian phrases for weeks!
Now my bags (and my packing cubes) are packed and we are ready to go!
Rick Steves Guide Book Meets OLFA!
While it is against my nature cut up my Rick Steves guide book, I’m really making an effort to travel light.
And since Rick Steves says it’s a good idea….
(Noticed there’s no doodling on them–yet!)
Reinforcing with Washi Tape
The Rick Steves guide book chapters stayed together quite well after cutting the binding.
Next, I added a little washi tape along the spine for reinforcement. (Would it surprise you to know I have a small collection of washi tape–LOL!)
By removing the chapters on all the cities we are not visiting, I reduced the weight by half! (oh…it should always be that easy!)
I will save all those other chapters for another year…
After I use my right hand to throw coins over my left shoulder in the Trevi Fountain!
Camera or No Camera?
As YOU all know, I LOVE photography and I LOVE my Canon DSLR.
However, I’ve made the hard choice to leave my camera home this time.
The camera and all the gear is just too heavy. I think I would be a slave to it.
Sometimes it’s just better to “be in the moment” (and rely on my iPhone!?!)
Reading Material for the Plane Ride
and I am saving Roman Fever by Edith Wharton for the plane. Edith Wharton is one of my favorite authors and this book was highly recommended by my SIL.
Do YOU have any podcasts, movies or books about Italy that YOU recommend?
Have YOU traveled to Italy? Do YOU live in Italy?
What restaurants would you choose in Florence, Venice or Rome?
What Italian words or phrases are important to know?
Are YOU planning a special jaunt?
We’d LOVE to hear!
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