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How to Plan Your Trip to Italy: A Step-By-Step Guide

Italy has everything. It has the sea and the mountains, the hills and the plain. It has lakes and rivers and forests and national parks. It has incredible ancient borghi and larger cities that have managed to enter the modern age with a firm hold on their ancient pasts. It has Medieval castles, Renaissance art and even contemporary… Read more »

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The Endless Possibilities of Summer

My first summer in Italy I survived. By the second summer I was adapting and by the third summer, last year, I finally felt stabilized. Now, for my fourth summer here in Italy, I’m ready to achieve. Don’t get me wrong, we had a lot going on during that time besides gauging my mental state. We had… Read more »

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A Bumpy End of The School Year

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. That’s all I had left of the school year. Thursday and Friday were off for Italy’s national republic day meaning just six more days and I was done. My kids were happy and agitated. I was happy and agitated and running lists in my mind to finish the… Read more »

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14 Extended-Travel Tips Learned On Our 21-Day Honeymoon

Last year Marco and I got married in America, then enjoyed a 21-day honeymoon exploring Singapore, Java and Bali Indonesia. Considering that we came early to America for the wedding, we were traveling for nearly two months all in all. It was incredible and hectic and between 14 hours of time zones, washing our clothes… Read more »