Just arrived in Rome, Italy from a 3.5 hour drive from Positano on the Amalfi Coast -- brilliant.
Have been using my new blackberry WorldPhone throughout this journey, and it has worked extremely well to keep me "connected" on these travels.
Best part of being away in Europe on our annual family tour? Easy -- getting perspectives from around the world with my family and interacting with various cultures (something we Americans really should do much more of). Also, simply absorbing the "history" and non-"newness" of Europe.
The wine ain't bad either ...