Follow my blog with Bloglovin I totally have double standards when it comes to Starbucks: I love it in the U.S., but I hate the idea of Starbucks in Italy. In the U.S., I like Starbucks because there's nothing better when it comes to convenience. Starbucks is always available and consistently ... Read More about How I feel about Starbucks coming to Italy
You know the feeling when you want to accomplish something big that's going to take some substantial time and commitment, something that you really, really want that might be easy to start, but nearly impossible to finish because life keeps getting in the way? Over the years there's been a lot of ... Read More about THIS changed my life in thirty days
I always feel at home whenever I see mountains, probably because I grew up surrounded by the Sierra Nevada. We enjoyed these incredible dramatic peaks on the way from Pisa to Sarzana, where we got a taxi to Lerici. Our next Airbnb host, Antonio, met us in Piazza Garibaldi. I ... Read More about Travel Series: A castle in Lerici
Trivia Question: Which famous historical figure was born in Pisa? (Answer at the end of the story). Hint: He was famous for looking at the sky through a telescope. By the time our train was speeding away from Florence, I realized that our travel itinerary was a little too ambitious. We were so ... Read More about Travel Series: Pickpocketed by a machine in Pisa!
We took a day trip from Florence to the Ducati Museum in Borgo Panigale, a suburb of Bologna. It only took 30 minutes on the Frecciarossa, Italy's high speed train and then 20 minutes by taxi from the train station. Italy never ceases to amaze me. I couldn't stop laughing at this sign! It ... Read More about Travel Series: Ducati Museum