I am lovinggggg the Italian life. I wish I wasn’t heading back on Sunday. This week’s 3 on Thursday doesn’t include any Italy moments, per se, but it does include a few things that have made the traveling experience far more enjoyable.
Just before leaving for our trip, The Today Show aired a segment on a new podcast called Ear Hustle. It’s unique in that it’s recorded by prisoners in San Quentin and features stories about prison life. My interest in prison stories goes beyond OITNB; I love watching “Locked Up” and similar programs. It’s been really interesting learning what life is like inside a prison so this is quickly becoming a podcast I can’t get enough of. I listened to one episode the day before we left, which meant there was only one left for my plane ride. I could listen to these for hours. If you’re planning a trip, this is definitely a good one to download.
I only recently started to use face masks. For $6 it offers a completely relaxing experience. It also keeps the skin lookin fresh as a daisy so I picked up one to do on the long plane ride to Europe. I might have looked like a crazy person using this on the plane, but I felt fab!
It may not have been the smartest move to plan drinks with a friend for the night before our trip, but it actually worked out well. It forced me to do 99% of my packing on Wednesday night. With that out of the way, I was able to relax and enjoy the city in the summer (like at Salvation Taco, pictured above, and their rooftop), which means I started my vacay with a great mindset.