Help me name my next travel blogging adventure!

As I write this, there are only eight days of school left. Normally, I teach summer school, but for the first time in my teaching career, I’m going to take the summer off!

And you know what that means . . . it’s time to travel! Last year, I fit in a two-week trip to study Italian in Rome after the summer school session ended. I blogged every day I was there and dubbed my trip the Speak, Pray, Cook tour. This year, because I have more time off, I’ve expanded the trip, but what should I call it? “Speak, Pray, Cook Part 2” seems sort of dull.

So here’s what I’ve got planned so you can help me come up with a name:

  • two weeks in Rome studying at the same Italian immersion school I studied at last year
  • a Saturday cooking class (a different cooking school than the one I went to last year)
  • finally doing the Scavi tour at St. Peter’s where you get to do down into the excavation site where they found St. Peter’s actual tomb! (Only a few people are allowed to do this each day, and my friend and I have tickets!!!)
  • hopefully a trip out to some catacombs (I’ve been to Rome three times but never seen any catacombs.)
  • a one-night trip to Siena (As a writer, I’ve got to visit the hometown of St. Catherine of Siena–now that woman could write! Her writing persuaded a pope and all sorts of influential leaders.)
  • one week in Florence studying at one of the satellite locations for the Italian immersion school
  • and then because I’m traveling with a friend who speaks Spanish . . . four days in Spagna . . . uh, Spain! (Sorry, getting a head start on my Italian there.)

So what should I call this grand adventure????

I'm coming Rome! Save some sunshine, gelato, and cappuccino for me!

I’m coming Rome! Save some sunshine, gelato, and cappuccino for me!

I’d really like my Italian to progress to a point where I can listen to some Italian and not feel like I’m really straining just to catch a word or two here and there. I also want to have some fun before buckling in for the doctorate program in the fall.

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Leave your suggestions for a trip name in the comments below and maybe I’ll pick you up a little something in Italy or Spain. 🙂

And no, sorry, I can’t bring you back a man.

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6 Responses to Help me name my next travel blogging adventure!

  1. mayorofcrazyville says:

    What no man? How about some good roman chocolates????

    I would run with the name “Italian Cooking With a Spanish Splash.”

  2. Ginny Marie says:

    What? No man? I need a change. 😉

    Roaming ‘Round Rome is all I’ve got. Sounds like you are in for a great summer, and I think you definitely deserve the summer off! That will give you more time for blogging!

  3. The Rome Fun Cooking Adventure Tour

    Deanne Patterson
    Cnnamongirl(at)aol(dot)com

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