Umbria or Bust: Exploring New Bits of Italy by Bike

Italians always find poetic ways to express even the mundane. One example is long weekends that include a weekday holiday and which are called a “ponte,” or bridge. The ponte … Continue reading Umbria or Bust: Exploring New Bits of Italy by Bike

Me, Myself and My Tent

Ladies, start your engines! The world is opening up again and there’s no better time than now to get out and do what you want to do. Safely. Joyfully. Boldly.

Romagna Mia: A Blissful Backyard Bike Tour

Remember when Sylva was thinking she could use a little routine in her life? Well that was last week. This week, Sylva’s off for a little, spur-of-the-moment bike adventure in her Italian backyard!

Presenting Roads Less Traveled

Recently, an Italian friend of mine noted sharing my recent bicycle tour experience and outlook on life is one of the best things I can do to make my society … Continue reading Presenting Roads Less Traveled

Ladies Can’t What?

Born in San Francisco in May 26, 1877 (some sources say May 27, 1878), Isadora Duncan was a trailblazer of sorts. Her unique dancing style established “major emphasis on the … Continue reading Ladies Can’t What?

As Easy As ABC: Alpi, Bici, Campeggi

Regretfully, I just finished Tom Robbins’ time-warping opus, Jitterbug Perfume. I never, ever wanted it to end but it’s kind of book-shaped lesson. Why? My time in Italy also nears … Continue reading As Easy As ABC: Alpi, Bici, Campeggi

Writing and Riding: To Phou Koun and Vang Vieng, Laos

Guess what we did next? If you guessed “ride bikes,” you are correct! You win your choice of three prizes: A truck full of pig carcasses (truck not included). A … Continue reading Writing and Riding: To Phou Koun and Vang Vieng, Laos

Writing and Riding: Waterfalls, Wats and Wildlife

We hop back on our dusty steeds in Luang Prabang, Laos — or rather a Tuk Tuk or our own two feet as we’re enjoying a rest day. What do … Continue reading Writing and Riding: Waterfalls, Wats and Wildlife