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
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. 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.
Every day, I attempt to share how it feels to live a nomadic, travel-centric life. Most days, that involves stories and images of beautiful destinations and interesting people we meet along the way. But epic sunsets can never be the full story. This life, like any other, involves profound loss. Because I believe in sharing … More Love & Loss: Revisiting a Once-in-a-Lifetime Trip with My Grandmother
I’ve recently heard it said that you always meet a favorite person or discover the best spot the day before you leave a place. I have thought about this wise travel lesson since leaving our housesit in the Tuscan village of Fivizzano. During the last week, we began to settle in and hit a stride that … More Meet Cute with an Ancient Italian Elixir