I really didn’t know what to expect with Cefalu. It’s not a name that comes up often when you consider visiting Italy or Sicily. It appears to be more well-known and popular inside Italy than outside but maybe that’s changing.
The coastal town, located about an hour east of Palermo offers great beaches, stunning views, deep history, good food all in a charming, picturesque seaside city.
Here are some of the highlights during our weeklong stay with the kids.
The main part of our summer vacation would be spent in Sicily but if you are going to fly all the way to Italy why not do your best to squeeze a little more time in, right? We couldn’t get a direct flight from Boston to Sicily, there would be a layover no matter what we did, so we played with the flight combinations to find the cheapest way to spend at least a night in Rome.
Ultimately we ended up with about 36 hours and did our best to hit the highlights and show the kids the city before we headed back to the airport for the short hop to Palermo.
Here’s what we did with our 36 hours in Rome with kids.
Like most things in my life recently, I blame most of this adventure on Wicked. While the girls were watching the 15th anniversary show on television, someone (Idina?) said on camera that the original Elphaba dress was now at the Smithsonian.
Now, every other year we travel down to D.C. to visit family for the Thanksgiving holiday. Hmmm. The girls are getting older, why not go a day early and hit up some museums. We’ll use Elphaba’s dress as the lure. We played up the dress, the ruby slippers, and the monuments to get the girls excited. It all worked like a charm. Right up until we got the information desk and we were told, yeah, that thing on TV? Not quite true.
Here’s how the rest of our 24 hours in D.C. with kids went…
We enjoyed our vacation on Prince Edward Island so much, we’ve been scheming on how quickly we can return. One of the best parts of the trip was the relaxed vibe. You didn’t have to work hard to unplug and just breathe.
There were no big amusement parks. No big resorts. No big expectations. That doesn’t mean there wasn’t anything to do. Quite the opposite. Here are seven things we really enjoyed doing on PEI with kids during our vacation.
I’ll go ahead and come out with it right away: I’m not a big beach person. I don’t enjoy the feel of wet sand between my toes. Or tides of seaweed wrapping my ankles. Or unidentified things brushing my legs in the murky water. Or the smell and oily feel of sunscreen on my skin while I bake in an uncomfortable chair. Should I go on?
So it comes as a surprise, maybe to me the most, that I had such a great time at Basin Head Beach and would go back without hesitation and recommend it without reservation.
Would you think any less of me if my lasting memory of our recent vacation to Prince Edward Island wasn’t the beautiful vistas, iron red roads or Anne Shirley’s Haunted Woods, but rather sitting down in some shaded grass and biting into a warm, flaky hand pie?
Just over the Confederation Bridge, there really is no excuse not to hit up this hidden gem both coming and going. It’s that good nd the perfect opportunity to get and stretch your legs after making it over the bridge.