Being a little kid in a candy store is one thing, but there isn't much than can explain my excitement for the next 2 weeks of my life. It has been a little over 100 days since I sent my check in for The Yacht Week  Italy, Week 30. According to those who have experienced TYW themselves it is not reality, and it is one of the best weeks of their life. I am most excited to meet the people coming from 80 different countries to sail, party and enjoy life all on a boat in the sea. I have come to find that being around people with similar interests to me including traveling, being happy, and having an open mind is the most important thing about living. Being surrounded by people that make you feel comfortable and alive is a part of life I feel as though a lot of people search a lifetime for. I am lucky enough to say I think I have found a passion that many other people share. A passion for adventure, exploration, the essential idea of living.  

Anyways, I leave from the Nice airport - Milan - Sicily on Wednesday and arrive mid after noon where I will be meeting my friend Aaron from the USA, often referred to as Captain America. We will meet at the airport, rent a car and drive around Sicily for a compact trip of the island. We have 2.5 days to see Sicily until we meet up with the others in our crew (whom none of which I know - super excited to meet them) and sail around the Aeolian islands (while drinking, partying and bronzing of course). 

Here is a little tentative itinerary of the places we will be stopping to in Sicily before yacht week: 

Wednesday:  Depart airport @ 1730, drive to the northwest part of island (3 hours), we are staying at a cute apartment here and will eat dinner and drink wine. 

Thursday:  Busy day full of Greek architecture.  If we have time, we'll try to see the mosaics in Piazza Armerina (point F on map).  First stop is Segesta, then Selinunte, Agrigento, and if we have time, Piazza Armerina.  Arrive in Taormina late Thursday, the gem of Sicily.  Drink more wine.  We're staying at a B&B in Taormina; Villa Almoezia Charming B&B.  

Friday:  Sleep in; explore Taormina.  

Saturday-Saturday: TYW - need I say more.  



It is safe to say I am one lucky girl, and really appreciate all of these opportunities to live life to the fullest.  

Speak soon,