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My Favorite Foods in Tuscany and Umbria

What’s your favorite Italian food?   Recently, Marco asked me the same question. Though it might seem simple enough, I knew that coming from him, the question wasn’t as simple as it sounded. “Food or dish?” I asked.  Dish. I thought about some of my favorites. I knew that risotto or pizza wouldn’t do. He’d want something… Read more »

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50 Things Italians Think About America

As the blog so clearly states these past few weeks, Marco and I recently (and finally!) had our wedding ceremony. We decided to have it in Columbus, Ohio, where I’m from, and we were lucky that so many Italian family and friends were actually able to make the trip. Our friends took the opportunity to see… Read more »

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How to Plan a Wedding from 4,000 Miles Away

Though my wedding isn’t technically a “destination wedding,” it was planned from approximately 4,424 miles away.  After a small, quick meeting at the county courthouse in Italy for our first “wedding”, Marco and I decided to do the big, classic ceremony in Ohio where I’m from. I wanted my friends and family to be there,… Read more »

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The Start of a Journey, The Best Part of a Journey

We often talk about our lives as a journey. “Enjoy the journey,” they tell us, “Happiness is in the journey.” As an American with a very linear perspective of time, I identify with this idea. For those of us who are always thinking of the next step, it’s a good way to try and remember the present. That said,… Read more »

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Travel with Dignity – Wear Your Shoes!

There is very little dignity left in flying. Once upon a time we traveled with stacked heels, hats, gloves and ample leg room. Nowadays, we line up in flip flops and work out clothes only to be shoved into an aluminum tube like cattle in a sheet-metal stable. When we first step on the plane it’s all smiles… Read more »