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2016 Year in Travel Review

The end of the year always centers around the same big meditations: Another year has passed. What happened in the world and what happened in my life. What did I accomplish in the meantime?  Online it seems nearly unanimous: 2016 was rough. The state of the world feels catastrophic, and yet I feel it’s unfair to classify an… 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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Le Marche: Finding The ‘Country’ in Italy’s Countryside

I am not a city person.   I want to be. I’d love to be a person who thrives on cities. Who regularly takes trips to the biggest cities in the world, in size and hype – New York, Paris, London, Tokyo – and knows them, adores them. I’d love to be someone who can happily live in a… Read more »