Our Month in Italy: A Look Back

Spencer and I enjoyed a full month in Italy during October and November.  What was supposed to be our permanent move ended up being a trip to bring home our belongings already in Italy.  I firmly believe everything worked out the way it should and have come to enjoy Italy as a vacation destination.  I read more…


Rainy Sunday in Italy

This morning Spencer and I woke up to the sound of a raging river.  Two straight days of deluge have had a huge impact on the Lima River here in Bagni di Lucca.   The rains have doubled the size of the Lima and created fast flowing currents.  Luckily, the downpour subsided long enough to read more…


Lucca Comic Con

Where can you find Batman, Superman, Captain Jack Sparrow plus thousands of other heroes, villains, comic book and movie characters all in one place?  This time of year, only Lucca, Italy.  While enjoying our Italian vacation Spencer lived out his ultimate fantasy, to attend Lucca’s Comic Con.  Each year the city of Lucca, Italy holds one read more…


Perfect Start to Our Italian Vacation

Spencer and I have now enjoyed two weeks in Tuscany.  Hard to believe we’re halfway through our month long vacation in Bagni di Lucca.  Limited wifi and a very busy schedule put a hold on publishing our adventures, until now.  Since mid-October Spencer and I have hiked through nearby village towns, enjoyed mind-blowingly delicious meals, read more…


Hurricane Matthew: The Party Crasher

Two months ago we decided to drive down to Florida in early October to celebrate Gregg’s 50th birthday with his family.  Little did we know Hurricane Matthew would crash his birthday plans.  We knew the approaching storm could impact the east coast of Florida and more importantly his family’s homes. We decided to make the read more…



Moving to Italy: You Must Meet this Requirement

  If you are hoping to move to Italy on an Elective Residence visa there is one requirement that may put your plans on hold.  Since we were planning to live in Italy without a work or student visa we thought Gregg’s income was enough to grant a visa.  We were wrong.  According to the read more…


Clever Travel Companion Theft Proof Clothing

With our move to Italy now just weeks away we have started the packing process.  We are going through our clothing and only taking the essentials we can’t live without.  With security a priority I’m always on the lookout for new travel products to ease the fear of theft.  A fellow travel blogger suggested I try read more…


11 Things I Can Get Used to Living in Italy

In a matter of weeks, I will step off a plane in Italy and begin a grand adventure.  My husband, son and I are moving to Tuscany this fall. Family, friends and loyal blog followers know this has been a dream of mine for more than a decade. Many friends continue to ask how I read more…


Moving to Italy: Bittersweet Day

I woke up this morning with a sense of relief.  This is the day that Spencer and I had planned our permanent move to Italy.  However, we changed our date to October due to Gregg’s work schedule.  As I look around our house at the mountain of packing I still need to complete, I’m relieved read more…


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