Some (Still) Like It Hot

At some point between December and February, I get a powerful urge to give winter the finger. While living in Colorado, this usually meant a vacation to Mexico or the … Continue reading Some (Still) Like It Hot

Thirsty Dreams of Hungry Country

In the desert of southwestern Utah, spring was arriving. Warm air, solitude and a backpacking trip in the middle of nowhere. Compared to our couches, doesn’t that sound wonderful? Read on my friends and be transported…

Coro-normality

One of the busiest highways in Italy is emptier than a toilet paper shelf in America. What’s the (quarantined) world coming to?!

Cycling Through: A Coronavirus Story

The unforgettable tale of a solo bike ride during the Coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy.

Coronavirus in Wonderland

Been wondering what the Coronavibe is like here in locked down northern Italy? Welcome to your source for all that and more… grab a spritz and read on.

Falling Season

In my corner of Romagna, t-shirt weather has persisted until the very end of October. It’s got all the wrinkled Romagnolo men who play cards and stare at women all … Continue reading Falling Season

Getting Things Not Done in Italia: On Organization

Last week, I rode my commuter bike to a chain outdoor store in search of fuel. I don’t yet have gas for my apartment, so I’m living like a starving … Continue reading Getting Things Not Done in Italia: On Organization

A Florence in Ferrara

For just one euro, a Florence in Ferrara receives yet another life lesson from an unexpected source. Grab a beer, you’re in for another adventure with a Sylva lining…

The Audacity of Trying

An American in Italy, trying to see what happens when she tries to make her dreams come true. She wants to stay, live, work and drink spritz. Mamma mia, why does it all have to be so difficult?