Since it is the middle of winter I think that now is a good time to look forward to future travel adventures to help get through the cold, snowy days of February. Even in Virginia there is snow and ice and I can’t wait until it’s spring and time for a visit to Italy in May. This time I’ll be in northern Italy and going to Lake Como, Milan, and the Cinque Terre, among other places. Traveling to Italy is something I enjoy so much and the time spent planning is really fun. I’m going to get travel books and guides from the library and check for information at the local bookstores too. I also like to read travel blogs that have stories and pictures from Italy. I’m always interested in learning more since my mother’s family is from Italy and somehow it seems very familiar to me. I’m also looking forward to discovering new places to find my favorite treat, gelato. That is something that never disappoints! It will be wonderful to add to my knowledge of Italy as well as interesting travel experiences and my collection of pictures. Here are some places in northern Italy that I’ve been and hope to see again.