What’s it like to renovate in another country? This Italian phrase best describes our current phase.

What’s it like to renovate a small apartment in another country? This Italian phrase best describes the current phase of our Totally-Crazy Tuscan Renovation Project. 7 June, Lucca, Italy. Do you remember the last update, when hammering was my every day’s soundtrack? Well, today’s music is the drill. A tune so shrill, a neighbor, from … More What’s it like to renovate in another country? This Italian phrase best describes our current phase.

Crazy. Beautiful. And, Full Speed. Highlights of Our First Two Weeks of Tuscan Apartment Renovation

This morning, I write this update with the soundtrack of hammering pulsating from another room. We are two weeks into the renovation project and that noise, along with an oddly vast spectrum of destruction and construction sounds, is our current Tuscany-theme music. Our entire world is work-in-progress as we live in the space while tackling … More Crazy. Beautiful. And, Full Speed. Highlights of Our First Two Weeks of Tuscan Apartment Renovation

Home Search: Lucca, Italy. Dream Pads to Money Pits, Here’s What We’ve Seen.

Since announcing our apartment purchase in Lucca, Italy, we’ve received a ton of questions about the selection process. What kind of places have you seen? What were your criteria? How did you make a decision? How did you know “the one”? We all enjoy peeking behind the curtain for a glimpse of how others live, … More Home Search: Lucca, Italy. Dream Pads to Money Pits, Here’s What We’ve Seen.

Sometimes in Life, You Gotta Dive into the Deep to Find Home.

Sometimes in life, you gotta dive into the deep to find home. And, “surprise!” (at least, it is for us), we are ready for the plunge! Four times, that’s how many rotations we have streaked around the globe in mileage during the last 44 months since plunging into nomadic life. We’ve traveled non-stop, sampling the … More Sometimes in Life, You Gotta Dive into the Deep to Find Home.

Pietrasanta, An Artist Colony along the Tuscan Coast. Here’s What to Know & Why To Visit this Fascinating Town.

    Location: Pietrasanta, Italy Nickname: Little Athens Vibe: International bohemian for artists and art-lovers.  In Italian, the word “Pietrasanta,” translates as sacred rock. That is perhaps the only possible name for a town located at the foothills of the majestic Apuan Alps. These mountains are famed for their composition and unique offering to the … More Pietrasanta, An Artist Colony along the Tuscan Coast. Here’s What to Know & Why To Visit this Fascinating Town.