Why We Have to Leave Europe (in a Month)

Why We Have to Leave Europe (in a Month)

We have to leave Europe by October 14, and we can’t come back until November 21. It’s sad. Some folks back home are confused by this, so at their suggestion I thought I would explain what the deal is. Even though I lived in Spain for two years, I never knew about this, so hopefully […]

Hiking Italian Style (And Other Things We Did in Italy)

Hiking Italian Style (And Other Things We Did in Italy)

Posted by on Jul 8, 2011 in General Travel, Italy | 5 Comments

When we asked people what we should try to see and do while on the northwestern coast of Italy, the common answer was always “hiking.” So we took their advice and headed to Camogli for our first Italian hike along the ocean. Camogli is about a 30 minute train ride from Genoa (Genova), but it’s […]

A Day in Ferrari Land

A Day in Ferrari Land

Posted by on Jun 29, 2011 in General Travel, Italy | No Comments

It took a few seconds to register, but the lightbulb went on. I was reading a hotel review on TripAdvisor or Priceline, and the author had mentioned Maranello in the same sentence as Bologna. “Hey, we’re in Bologna!” I thought, “and that means that… Can that be? I gotta check Google Maps!” I can’t really […]

Food, Glorious Food (and Drink)!

Food, Glorious Food (and Drink)!

Posted by on Jun 27, 2011 in General Travel, Italy | 3 Comments

Anyone who knows us knows that we love eating. Really, really, really love eating. That’s why, needless to say, our ten days in Italy were paradise. Sure, we probably gained several pounds each from the nonstop carbo-loading and gelato sampling we did while we were there, but it was worth every calorie. In a complete […]