Living in Italy

Italy trip planning: Rome, Florence, Venice, Tuscany, Umbria

Italy trip planning: Rome, Florence, Venice, Tuscany, Umbria

Because I lived in Italy, people are always asking for my advice on where to go and what to see in their Italy trip planning. I pulled several emails I’ve sent over the years and culled all of my advice into this post. The first […]

Foodie travel

Foodie travel

  I recently read this article, How to find and fall in love with real, local food as you travel, and it made me realize how I relive some of my favorite travels by making a food from that destination. I travel to see new places and […]

Returning to Roots in Sicily

Returning to Roots in Sicily

Here’s one of the last of my original Italy stories about our adventures living there. Chris’s grandfather came to the U.S. from Sicily when he was 17 years old. He left behind seven sisters but never returned to his homeland. He wound up a fat, […]

There are no paper gowns in Italy

I consider myself a fairly modest American. So imagine my surprise at having a mammogram in a country where the beaches are filled with topless women. Shortly after moving to Milan, I was due for my annual mammogram. I felt confident enough in my Italian […]

Peas and Cornbread in Italy

Peas and Cornbread in Italy

With one year of culture shock under our belts, I invited my mother to come live with us.  After all, she was 68 year old widow, in good health, with no job….when else will she get the opportunity to live in a foreign country and […]

They Eat Bunnies?

They Eat Bunnies?

Shortly after our arrival, we decided that we were brave enough to venture out on a driving trip and opted for one of those places you have to go so you can say you’ve been there places –  the Riviera.  So we set off on the […]



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