To celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary we spent five nights in Venice earlier this month. Normally I would put together a day-by-day breakdown to give those reading some insight into what works in terms of planning and itinerary, but unfortunately we got really sick while we were there and pretty much all of our best laid plans were laid to waste. One day I didn’t even get out of bed until noon and several of the days featured mid-day naps. Delirious with fever, we forced ourselves to leave the room and wander the streets of Venice, but if it weren’t for the pictures I took while out and about, I’m not sure I could tell you what we did or where we went during those times. I wish I hadn’t been feverish and hacking up a lung for the majority of it because that would have made for a much more interesting trip. Alan fared much better than I did during our time in Venice, and in fact, I am *still* sick. I blame the lady city in front of me on the flight from Paris to Venice who literally coughed the entire way there. I looked at Alan and said, “I’m going to get sick.” I wish I had been wrong. While we didn’t get to do everything we had set out to do, we did manage to have a really good time. Here’s a quick sneak peek to whet your appetite for a more detailed update coming soon.