12 Things I Enjoyed In 2020

Ho-ho-holidays are here! It’s hard to avoid the fact that they’re quite different than usual. Perhaps we’re still eating ham, turkey or to-furkey–or over here in my corner of Italy, … Continue reading 12 Things I Enjoyed In 2020

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

A Florence in the Forest (And It’s Been A Long Time Coming)

It’s me, the woods, a tent, a storm and as always, an adventure and great connections with strangers. Feeling grateful today to have had this experience in 2020!

Cycling Through: A Coronavirus Story

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

Getting Things Not Done in Italy: Retail Shopping

Find yourself in Italy and need a new pair of trousers or — God forbid — a pair of tights? It might not be as easy as you’d imagine… confused? Non ti preoccupare (don’t worry), I’ll explain…

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

Hearts in Training

Trains. Ferris wheels. Lionel Ritchie. Cussing. What do all these things have in common? Read on to find out…

Dear Italia

Tesoro, darling, We’ve been together since 2009 — some nine beautiful years, almost ten. You caught me with those espresso cup eyes and again with gelato — remember you introduced … Continue reading Dear Italia

It Was Solved By Walking

When the teacher at my Italian school in Bologna introduces the subject for the day and I start laughing, it’s hard to explain why. I’ve just arrived from the train … Continue reading It Was Solved By Walking