Ya, lose weight, eat better, yadda yadda. First off who makes resolutions anymore? Secondly who makes resolutions that actually get played out?
I haven’t made a resolution, huh, probably ever. At least not a serious one with some foresight and drive involved, more like wishful thinking.
This year I opened my big mouth on Instagram and shared my resolution for 2014.
My resolution is to get out of Florence and discover more of Tuscany. Since I like a challenge and since I love to be overly overwhelmed with to-do’s, work, projects, life, etc. I thought why not see more of what’s right in my backyard.
Now although many tourists have no clue that Tuscany is a region that Florence lives and breaths in, the word ‘Tuscany’ draws up muted hills and Chianti wine more than the duomo. Many times I’ll hear people visiting Florence tell me “I’m going to Tuscany tomorrow!” Huh, well, that’s awesome because you’re already IN Tuscany sweetheart.
I get it, Florence is so famous that people may think that it’s its own thing. So although I live IN Tuscany I want to see more OF Tuscany! Medieval towns, vineyards, storybook landscapes, I want it all.
The Best of Tuscany Resolution
I took myself up on this challenge and just got back from my first adventure!
I went to Certaldo for a night and stayed at Il Castello (loved it!) and then explored Colle Val D’Elsa and Monteriggioni.
Certaldo has been ringing in my ears for a while. I never knew much about it, just that it was a beautiful walled city up in Tuscany. Guess what?! It’s 50 minutes from my house. So hard to believe! My next post will be about that little ‘staycation.’
This weekend I’m off for more exploring…Maremma is next! I’ll be joining Katja—from Map It Out Tuscany, or you may know her as @AnythingTuscan—to take a peek into her life and have some fun trekking through the countryside. Check out her beautiful blog filled with great tips and unbelievable photography!
My #bestoftuscany list
Colle Val D’Elsa
Castiglione della Pescaia
I didn’t realize that I’ve already seen a lot of Tuscany, but now it’s time to see the other side of Tuscany! So far I’ve been to Lucca, Pisa, San Miniato, Val D’Orcia, Montalcino, Fiesole, San Gimignano, Castellina in Chianti, San Piero a Sieve, Scarperia, Siena, Arezzo, Carrara, Viareggio, Pietrasanta, Pedona, Forte di Marmi and Grosseto. Who knows, I may repeat a few of these! Any favorites?
So, I challenge you, ya YOU! Get out of your house, get out of your city and explore.
Life’s too short to not wander, to not get lost, to not see things with your own eyes. Tweet it
When people talk about a place something burns inside me and jolts me to see it for myself. I don’t like to read about places, I prefer to feel them and to experience them.
What place are you dying to see this year?
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