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Meeting the In-Laws: Milan, Howdy

By on June 27, 2013

Family comes in many forms, and in going to Milan I knew I wasn’t just meeting Armando’s mother and brother, his aunties and uncles, but also friends from his…

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Plans Changed, Disappointment Becomes Opportunity

By on June 17, 2013

My little sister, Megan, is getting married September 14 of this year. It was my main priority to be able to make it there for her. The one thing…

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Palermo Love: Part 2 (and Leaving Sicily) (sniff*)

By on June 11, 2013

 
To continue with how engaging and unusual Palermo is, we need to go into a little background on where we actually stayed. We found Palermo to be similar to…

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Discovering Palermo

By on June 2, 2013

There will be a lot of time-lapsing between now-now and the past week. Be patient. I promise Palermo is worth it.
Yesterday was a day of days, with an unbelievable…

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Italian TV Wakes Up Our Sunday

By on May 19, 2013

This morning we woke to a media circus, since the biggest Italian TV channel had its live Sunday show filmed at the salt flats today.

The crowds included: mini-judo practitioners;…

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Old Temples, New Connections and Marsala: Discovering Sicily

By on May 14, 2013

Discovering Sicily: the past week has taken us to a sprawling estate replete with an old farm equipment museum; the Valley of the Temples and now Marsala. 

The la Maddelena was…

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He Said, She Said: An Appreciation for Gardening

By on May 4, 2013

Here are our two versions of the same experience:

He Said Gardening: Not Only Digital
In this journey there always something that takes your interest. And it’s not only digital.

Passing many…

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A Grand Italian Canyon, Sicilian Styles

By on April 27, 2013

Sicilians have a curious habit of apologizing for the weather. If it’s not painstakingly, sparkling blue with sunshine beating down, they feel responsible for it.
Sarah explained this to me,…

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‘Everythings Possible in Cassibile’

By on April 19, 2013

I’m sitting in a ‘nomad camp’ writing this. It’s basically Mork and two other vans. In Montana we’d call them Missoula hippies (5 people in 2 vans with 4…

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Mama Etna’s In a Mood, We Found a Paradise

By on April 13, 2013

At the moment, I’m wearing ‘essence of (pardon me, kids) pissed off Etna. We stayed in a seaside town last night, took an early morning stroll through- and I’m…

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‘Mama’ Etna and Farm B & Bs

By on April 9, 2013

As some of you know, we’re staying at a very honest-to-goodness ‘agrofarm.’ Typically in Italy, an agrofarm is simply a B & Bs that farms land and sells products…

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I’m Not Italian; I’m Sicilian

By on April 6, 2013

We’ve finally arrived in Sicily, or I can say my ‘homeland.’ My dad was born here, as was my granddad and many other components of my family from my…

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Italy Factsheet: Interesting Bits about the Boot

By on March 29, 2013

We try to find out interesting facts from each country we visit. You might know some of these, but with a few I was able to even surprise some…

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Eight Stops to Otranto

By on March 21, 2013

We’ve been all over Lecce-Salento-Otranto. I’d like to see a country singer try to make a song out of that. Grin. I think it’d be particularly compelling with a…

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A Bio B & B with Balmy Beaches: Masseria Ospitale

By on March 12, 2013

A wise auntie of mine once told me that what you send out in the world, energy-wise, you receive.

The only conclusion I can garner from that and our recent…

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Circus Life and Locals Lacking Tact

By on March 7, 2013

Ok, I’ll be the first to admit I love the fact that I can now say: I lived with a circus for a bit. It sounds so preposterous, so…

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Life Is a Circus: Surprises from the Big Top

By on February 28, 2013

Our lives have taken an unexpected twist that we’re all three (me, Armando and Mork) pretty excited about: we’re going to have an additional traveler as a part of…

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Election Day, Italian Styles

By on February 26, 2013

Coming back to Italy, in Puglia exactly- maybe coming back to a part of my own country- I started to rediscover politics just a week before the Italian election…

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Tranquility in a Trullo: Southern Italy

By on February 25, 2013

‘There are pieces of us everywhere I step, so I try to step carefully.’
The only excuse I can give for being quiet on the blog is simple: it’s been…

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An Intro to Italy, Ciao to Greece

By on February 18, 2013

We spent more time than expected in Patras, Greece waiting for the ferry, but it did give us a chance to a.) sleep in a restaurant parking lot and…