On a recent Skype call with my sister (blood and soul) she told me about a study on why women tend to live up to five years longer than men. In a nutshell, the findings supported the argument that women live longer due to the difference in the amount of meaningful social activity they have […]Continue Reading... 9 Comments.
I can hardly believe it. It’s the final countdown… Only two weeks until this chapter of my solo adventures abroad close and I begin the next chapter of my life’s journey. I am taking time to reflect on the things I love about my life here in Italy. There’s no reason I can’t bring a […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The Lists: I Heart Italy vs. I Heart USA
I noticed today it’s been a month since my last update so I forced myself to sit down and write to you. I’ve been doing a lot more living and a lot less writing this month; I know you’ll forgive me for that. So… where to start? How about my trip to Sicily where I […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
I’m enjoying a relaxing summer and escaping the Bolognese heat at the seaside as much as possible. I so enjoy my time with Kristi, her two boys and the interesting cast of characters I’ve met in Ravenna. So, in Italy, these are NOT creme filled donuts. That’s why I can eat one for breakfast every […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Two of My Summer Favorites
I know it’s been a while since I checked in with you. The good news is, all is well and I’ve spent the past two months traveling and enjoying some amazing experiences with my new favorite travel companion. The bad news is we’ve got a lot to catch up on. So, I decided to shove […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on I’ve been trippin!
With one week back in Bologna under my belt, I thought I’d check in with some lessons learned. 1. Italy is like a woman – beautiful and complicated. I was in the middle of cooking dinner a few nights ago when my electricity went out. It was about 8:30p. I checked the breaker box in […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
On Saturday, I was invited to join Consuelo and two of her best girlfriends (amici) and their men for a BBQ. Meet Cecelia, Monica and Consuelo! Cecelia and her husband have a beautiful home and piece of land in Castel San Pietro about 30 minutes southeast of Bologna. You know when your mind’s eye conjures […]Continue Reading... 6 Comments.
With flight delays and longer layovers, my travel day was 22 hours, but I made it to Bologna safe and sound Friday around 7a Austin time. (Bologna is 7 hours ahead, so 2p here.) I was invited to a BBQ that evening by my new roommate, Francesco, and his girlfriend Consuelo. It was an eclectic […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.