The Proud Papa, A Nobile Floor, or An Even-Pinker Palace: Home Search Lucca, v2.3

Just a note: A wrote this article earlier this week and, for a variety of reasons, almost didn’t share it today. Then I was reminded that there’s a dear friend out there who has been key to our house search and life in Lucca. This friend has shared his expert advice, come to our rescue … More The Proud Papa, A Nobile Floor, or An Even-Pinker Palace: Home Search Lucca, v2.3

What’s It Like to Live in Rovinj, Croatia for 12 Months? Here’s 12+ Images to Share the Journey.

Matt and I recently marked what feels like a momentous occasion. We have now lived in an apartment above the outdoor vegetable market smack in the center of the lovely old town (stari grad) of Rovinj, on Croatia’s Istrian seaside, for 12 months – cumulative. (Naturally, this time has been split over many years of … More What’s It Like to Live in Rovinj, Croatia for 12 Months? Here’s 12+ Images to Share the Journey.

How Can We Give the Gift of Community This Year?

Show of Hands: Who Plans to Give the Gift of Community This Year? (B/C: 2020 needs all the goodness we can muster, right?) Undoubtedly, closures, limited hours and stay-at-home orders make it trickier than ever, but with a bit of extra effort, it’s possible to find local businesses to support in these difficult times – … More How Can We Give the Gift of Community This Year?

A New Year’s Resolution: More Mindful Travel

Riding atop an elephant in the forests around Chiang Dao, Thailand was scary and thrilling. I remember split-second panic as the enormous creature began head-butting a tree, with me astride. The mahout assured everyone on our excursion this behavior was completely natural. No reason for alarm. That was over eleven years ago and Matt and … More A New Year’s Resolution: More Mindful Travel