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.
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?
Sabinillas, Spain – January 2017 San Luis de Sabinillas, or as locals call it, simply Sabinillas, is a unique town along coastal southern Spain. Located approximately 50 miles southwest of ritzy Malaga and 3 miles north of ultra-ritzy Sotogrande, Sabi – as we have come to call our closest village – is as local and … More 3 Things We Love – Sabinillas, Spain
As soon as we set our backpacks down in Fivizzano, where we were house-sitting for a month, we began hearing tales of black magic. Apparently, this corner of northern Tuscany in the Lunigiana region is long famed for the inhabitants’ spell-conjuring ways. Superstitions and suspicions run high here and it’s no wonder with such dramatic history. … More Castles of Tuscany x 2 – Castello Della Verrucola
Driving through northern Tuscany’s Lunigiana region feels like drifting through a portal into a medieval fantasy. Ruins of once-glorious fortifications magically appear like apparitions on hilltops above as you wind around switchbacks hugging the river valley. Often referred to as, “the land of a hundred castles,” the region is rich in such fairytale imagery and … More Castles of Tuscany x 2: Castello dell’Aquila