We Are Moving To ...

Monday, April 10, 2017

I can't believe we'll be living so close to iconic cities like Venice!

...Florence, Italy! It still feels a bit surreal to think that in just a few months we'll be packing up and moving to the historic capital of the Tuscany region. I'll be able to marvel at the David, Brunelleschi's Duomo, and The Birth of Venus any time I want. 

We've had a wonderful run of four years in Vilnius, and though I'm a bit sad to leave, it is time for our next adventure. Though we've just started our planning, there are certainly things that I'm looking forward to about our move. Wish me luck as I prepare, pack, and get a passport for our fluffy cat (got any tips for flying with a cat?)!

I'm looking forward to: 

  •  warmer weather
  • great food
  • visits from family and friends (my sister comes in July!)
  • a two bedroom apartment!
  • new language learning opportunities
  • more availability of fresh fruits and vegetables
  • making our new apartment a home (a big mistake we made when we first moved to Vilnius)

What does this move mean for In Search Of? 

Beginning in July, you can expect some international moving posts, a lot more Italy content, destination guides for some exciting cities, and cultural posts as I dive into Italian culture. I also have a surprising amount of travel coming over the next several months, so stay tuned for that (check my About Page for more details).

During the move, I'll be featuring a few posts from travel bloggers while I'm without internet and in the packing/unpacking phase.

What would you like to learn about international moves, living abroad, or Italy that you'd like to see on the blog?


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    1. Thank you! I've never been to Florence, but I have a feeling that I'm going to love it :)

  2. What a beautiful city to move to! Congratulations! I wish you a smooth transition!!

    1. Thanks!! It has been awhile since I last moved and I'm starting to remember how much work it is to plan, so thank you for your wishes!

  3. I'm so so so excited for you!!! What a fantastic place to move. Good luck with everything xo

    1. Thank you so much, Jordan! I'm really looking forward to the move and sharing more about the city once we arrive :)

  4. Congrats!! I'm so excited for you guys and looking forward to following your journey. I don't think I read any expat blogs (anymore, sadly) based in Italy - should be a big change from your current location, for sure! I agree, if I could go back, I would start "making our house a home" a little bit earlier than I did. It is just so much more comfortable that way!

    1. Thank you! I'm excited to share more about Italy when we move! It will be a massive difference and huge transition, but it is one that I'm really looking forward to. I think I'm going to spend the whole summer settling into the apartment (when we find one) and actually hanging up pictures with more than just wall tack (that gummy stuff). I didn't get to nest at all when I was pregnant (because Baby ISO sleeps in our closet), but I'm looking forward to getting to use that energy when we move.

  5. Yay! I can't wait to read posts about Italy!