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Why You Absolutely Have to Do Research Before Traveling

For those of you too busy to read this I’ll make it brief: You have to research before traveling to know what the hell you’re doing. Woo, I already feel better. Now if you’re still with me, allow me unfold: Why would you spend thousands of dollars on an overseas trip without preparing beforehand? Far too often… Read more »

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San Leo: Exploring Cliffs, Prisons and Wizards

Sometimes you follow friends to a town in the middle of nowhere only to find a magician, a prison and an inexplicable history all tucked in to one small castle on a cliff. San Leo is in the far west of Emilia Romagna, tucked between Tuscany, le Marche and San Marino. No matter what direction… Read more »

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Mediocre in Italy, and Happy About It

Apparently, Italians have embraced mediocrity to the fullest.  It sounds offensive, but I’d argue that if it’s true, they’re living better because of it.  I’ve always thought Italians attitude toward work and life has to do with two things: 1) war and 2) time. Italy has a long and bloody history of constantly changing rulers. After so many… Read more »

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Italy’s #FertilityDay Failure

In America they’re happy we’re finally using birth control in a sort of “yay, poor people aren’t having kids anymore!” celebration. In Italy, they’ve launched a campaign encouraging Italians to get pregnant. Meanwhile, in the US#fertilityday https://t.co/fHgmivCqJu — Angelo Ghigi (@aghigi) August 31, 2016 They’re all in favor of the unborn. They will do anything… Read more »