(Location: Milan, Italy)

(In 2000, I was commuting from Raleigh to Austin for work most weeks. Due to corporate policies, this meant flying via Dallas or Chicago, and usually home on Thursday nights. Most weeks, flights were overbooked and the airline would ask for volunteers to take another flight in exchange for a voucher. After a few weeks of playing this game, I had accumulated enough for two round trip tickets to Italy.)

Because we were on free tickets, our flight home departed from Milan. We arrived from Switzerland in the afternoon and our flight was the following day. In this time, we had a two phenominal meals, enjoyed an awesome hotel suite (Best Western Hotel Galles), and spent the majority of our time shooting pictures at Il Duomo.