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A Roman Holiday: Pompeii, Fab Friends & Workation on the Way

By on April 28, 2017

We’ve been a little quiet on the blog front, but we’ve got good reasons for it, promise. Grin. We decided after our last Sicily tour to have some down…

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2016: What a Long, Strange Year It’s Been

By on December 27, 2016

The ending of the year is a time for reflection; 2016, for us, was filled with extremes. It seems to have been that kind of year for a lot…

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The Beginning of the End

By on December 5, 2016

We finally end our vanlife adventures around the world (between North America and Europe), between vessels and planes, border police and passport control. It was just 2 months ago…

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The Uncomfortable Truth About Vanlife

By on November 9, 2016

Many things happened during our years of full-time life in a van. We went through many changes and faced many unexpected situations. Most were positive; others not so much.
What…

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Come With Us: Italy Country #5

By on August 5, 2016

From Feb 15, 2013 to June 24, 2013:
295 days of #vanlife
Italy is one of those places that many dream of visiting, but strangely it wasn’t on my wish list. I was…

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Back on the Road: Our New Adventures Begin

By on May 11, 2015

We’ve been kind of busy little camping bees, getting back into our travel groove. It’s funny how rusty we’d become after our Milan pause. Small things we wouldn’t have…

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The Po Delta and a Sponsorship- No, Two-!

By on April 16, 2015

We spent our Easter weekend at the Po Delta. We started our mini-vaca by stopping by C-Lover to chat with Alessandro, who does the coolest campervan conversions in Italy. They’re…

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The 5 Terre: A Unique Flavor

By on March 26, 2015

Have you always dreamed of having a unique and authentically Italian experience? It’s time to visit the Cinque Terre, or the ‘5 terraces.’
Known as the ‘Italian Riviera,’ it’s a…

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Discovering the Cinque Terre

By on March 3, 2015

It was an amazing week discovering the Cinque Terre, in the Liguria region. We were blessed by the weather everyday until our departure. But let’s start from the beginning….

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Holiday Wishes From Italy

By on December 19, 2014

It’s been a long time since our last travel blog post, but I think many things have happened, especially in the last week. Not really traveling so much right…

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Coypus, Dancehalls and a Farmhouse: Northern Italy

By on October 29, 2014

We wanted to take a break from Milan for a bit, and Armando’s friend Peter (aka ‘Scarfo’) invited us to visit his farmhouse.
I had a certain idea of a…

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Home Sweet Home

By on October 20, 2014

Home sweet home: one year later and we are back in my hometown. A lot of things have happened in 365 day, so many that sometimes I get confused…

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The Valley of the Temples: Ancient Sicily

By on December 4, 2013

A short description of the emotions walking inside the ancient valley, back in time and surrounded by a magical history.

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The Salt Flats in Trapani, Sicily

By on December 4, 2013

The beautiful salt flat near Trapani, which we discovered in spring 2013, when we were visiting Sicily. The traditional methods of salt mining still continue today. The Museo del…

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Aunties in Italy: Milan-Venice-Florence

By on November 22, 2013

We’ve finally recovered from our adventures with the Aunties, we think. We stormed castles, delighted in Duomos, scarfed on wild boar, roamed Tuscany terrains and generally made a charming…

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The Wonderful Power of Aunties

By on November 12, 2013

We’ve been quite quiet on the blog front, not because we aren’t doing anything but because we’re not doing anything at all interesting. But we will be soon, and…

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The Natural Time Machine: A Journey in the Italian Alps

By on October 25, 2013

The timing and the weather was good for taking a drive not so far from Milano, to the place that we chose to say the last goodbye to our…

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Musings in Milan: The Quality of Van Life & Freelancing

By on October 12, 2013

Autumn is my favorite season.
The crisp air, the colors- the atmosphere just feels more electric than sleepy summertime. If our summer was cram-packed with too much/too many, our now…

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Whirlwind Work European Tour 2013: Full Circle, Back in Milan

By on September 22, 2013

We arrived back in Milan last night, after nearly 3 months of intense travel from our European Tour. Our highest points: the sunset over Berlin from a parking garage;…

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A Milan Factsheet: Not Just for Fashionistas

By on June 28, 2013

Whenever I go to a place, I try to find out about it. Not just the main, boring generalizations- the things that capture my attention. Milan as a city…