With our 2020 travel plans temporarily on hold, we find ourselves returning to memories of past adventures, finding joy in journeys that resonated, inspired, elevated — and that taught us something meaningful about ourselves and the wider world we share. In this new series, we revisit our best‑ever trips with you, and hope you’ll do the same for us. This week, senior digital editor Kate Wells travels back to Tuscany, where she visited with three generations of family members in the summer of 2018.
enRoute Tell us why this trip in particular keeps coming back to you now — what made it so memorable?
Kate Wells My mind keeps wandering back to the landscape: gentle hills and rows of grapevines; olive trees and regal cypresses; a mix of dusty country roads and wide‑open spaces. But it’s also the people I was with: My mom and stepdad, my brother and his wife, my stepsister and her husband, my stepbrother and my husband and our two young daughters. We’re self‑isolating with my mom and stepdad, but we’re daydreaming of being with the whole gang, sipping Aperol spritzes by the pool at the villa or eating dinner in the streets of Mensano late into the night. We were supposed to return in August but had to cancel the trip – it will be extra meaningful when we do get to go back.