This was my second annual Thanksgiving in Italy and the preparations began the day after Halloween. Keep in mind, I have not been cooking long. In fact, I have only really been cooking for about two years. Therefore, this entire idea of cooking an e…
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Hakuna Matata, means "no worries" and that is exactly the spirit of our long day trip to Verona. We set out about two in the afternoon. The car was filled with a mixture of Christmas Carols and Disney theme songs the whole way there. A lovely rendit…
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Late as usual, Elisa & I rushed to the arrival gate so that we may receive our guest, also known as my replacement. Of course, despite our tardiness we had both noticed the café just standing there calling our name. "We shouldn't." "We really don't …
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This weekend was a relaxing one with friends. On Saturday I took the train from San Pietro in Casale to Bologna for a little shopping. I have been in serious need of a winter coat. This autumn in Italy is proving to be much colder than last year. In…
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It was about 6 months ago that I last attempted to travel to Ravenna. My friends and I happened to jump on the wrong train out of San Pietro in Casale. Instead of heading to Ravenna, we found ourselves on the way to Venice. This almost happened agai…

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It is the beginning to a wonderful night and time for my first shot of the evening; whiskey is my preference. My mouth slightly waters as I watch the bottle being poured and a rush of excitement goes through me. As I slam it back I instantly feel th…

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​ My entire life can be summarized in one sentence: It did not go as planned and that is okay. Life is NEVER going to be exactly what you expected it to be. In fact, sometimes it will turn out nothing like you planned. Like, your life was a book you…

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'The Road Not Taken' By: Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down on as fas as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as …

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"You will come to a place where the streets are not marked. Some windows are lighted, but mostly they're darked. A place you could sprain both your elbow and chin! Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in? How much can you lose? How much can yo…

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To be honest, I went into this next holiday without much joy. My mind was yearning for the mountains and not for the sea. Which is not uncommon. If given the choice on where to live I will always choose the mountains. Due to my current mood I forgot…

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