300. That’s the estimated number of small businesses shuttered, either temporarily or permanently, in the province of Lucca, thus far on this rollercoaster ride named 2020. Naturally, the loss of so many shops, restaurants, bars and agencies of all sorts is deeply scarring for any community. In Italy, it’s particularly crushing considering the bureaucratic-gymnastics required … More Italian Food Brings Us All to the Table. Here Are Our “Best Eats” in Lucca
Here we go again singing the praises of the Italian region that stole our hearts over 16 years ago on the first visit. Is now the right time to talk about travel to Trentino, or anywhere for that matter? We believe it’s always the right time to DREAM…about travel, about experiencing new places and about … More 7 Things You May Find Surprising About Trentino
Good morning, friends, traveler-lovers and dreamers, How is this new day treating you thus far? We send much love and hopes for a peaceful Sunday to you. While it’s critical in these trying times to stay on top of breaking news, it’s also important to step away and feed your soul with nourishment and … More Resources to Keep Us Healthy and (Relatively) Sane In these Difficult Times
March 15, 2020 When we arrived in Cyprus, I would have never guessed we would still be here, two months later – not to mention, in the midst of global pandemic – with no departure date or future destination in sight. The decisions we made, which brought us here, along with our concerns at the … More Riding Out the Wave: Our Life in Cyprus
Cyprus, 10 March 2020 I stared up to the ceiling for a long while this morning before rolling my sleep-deprived body out of bed. The night had been restless, tossing, turning and thinking about our friends in Italy and what the latest developments – including a countrywide lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus – … More Setting the Stage for Positive Outcomes, in Times of Crisis.