Thursday, September 20, 2018

Take Walks Tours in Rome Italy

Recently we traveled to Rome, Italy. Travelling any where internationally is a little intimidating to me so I was excited to see a wonderful introductory tour of Rome through Take Walks! There are several tour options but we did the Welcome to Rome: Twilight City Stroll and Gelato Tasting. It was a great introduction to Rome and I highly suggest booking it within a day or so of arrival in Rome.
The tour started at Piazza Navona where we received headsets and learned a bit about the history.
We learned about the Fountain of the Four Rivers which is the centerpiece.

Here is another fountain.
So beautiful.

Next we headed to the Pantheon however it started to rain so our tour guide took us for Gelato first in an effort to keep us dry. My kids had no complaints.
Gelato is a staple in Italy and being there in August meant we should have some every day.

Next we headed to the Pantheon. The Pantheon is a church so make sure to dress appropriately.
We learned a bit from our tour guide and then had free time to walk around on our own before meeting back up with the group.
It is so gorgeous.
Look up and you will realize there is an opening in the building.
When we were there they had ropes up in the middle as rain had fallen in to the building.
Next up is Trevi Fountain.
Both kids made sure to throw coins in to the fountain.
Here are a couple pictures during the day. This fountain has been restored many times.
It is so beautiful.
Last we then walked to the Spanish Steps. All of these areas are fairly close but the whole tour takes about 2 1/2 hours. We did stop along the way to hear bits of history and information about Rome.
There are 135 steps with a church at the top.
Here is the Fountain of the longboat.
So pretty.
Here we are climbing the stairs.
Here is the church at the top.
What a wonderful tour, go and have some Gelato for me.
I highly recommend checking out Take Walks for tours in Rome or throughout the US or Europe!
Disclosure: I was provided with the Twilight Stroll Tour of Rome through Take Walks for promotional purposes. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

Monday, September 3, 2018

King Richard's Faire Fun in New England

Yesterday we headed to another realm at King Richard's Faire in Carver, MA. What a fun way to escape reality and see things you don't usually see  everyday. The Faire runs weekends and Monday holidays from September 1st to October 21st so make sure to visit them.
I scoped out the Entertainment Schedule in advance so I could plan out our day. We started out with the "Snorkel, The Trained Pig!" show! First off, is he not the cutest with his adorable hat and smile?
 All of the shows are about 30 minutes long. This had a mix of some juggling, humor and pig tricks.

 Look at him fly through the air!
 Some cool juggling with music too.
 OMG, I love him! 
We then headed to the Great Cats of the World Show. I suggest getting there early for this show as it does fill up. This White Bengal Tiger was gorgeous!
Absolutely beautiful!
 Pick your seat carefully because you will not be able to move during this show.
 The Cougar was beautiful too. 
 Big kitty! 
 So cute, but you don't want this kitty as a pet!
 And a Black Panther which I had never seen before.
The Jacques Ze Whippeur show was also great.
 Here are some video highlights of the Faire.

One of my favorite things to go to is the joust. There are multiple during the day.
So much fun for everyone.
 Each quadrant has someone to cheer for.
 King Richard presiding over the joust.
 There are also fun rides for the kids.
There is an extra fee for these rides.
 And if the kids are bad there is a solution for that too. 
 Plus there is great shopping with many unique vendors!
There is also lotf os yummy food with many options for all including Turkey legs, cheeseburgers, chicken fingers, fish and chips and more.
  Check their website for more information:
https://kingrichardsfaire.net/
 The Faire is located at 235 Main Street (Rt. 58) in Carver, Mass. 02330, phone is 508-866-5391, email info@kingrichardsfaire.net
Visit King Richard’s Faire on Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/TheKingRichardsFaire


Disclosure:  I received a family pack of four tickets in exchange for review.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.