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?
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 A Look Back: Sometimes in Life, You Gotta Dive into the Deep to Find Home.
Well, it’s about time, friends! Our House Hunters International episode, which filmed last November in Lucca, Italy, now has an airdate!! Friends in the US, check out HGTV this Wednesday and Thursday. For friends elsewhere, check your HGTV listings! Friends in Italy, there’s a bonus: we should be dubbed in Italian when it airs there. (Allora)! … More Don’t Miss Our House Hunters International Episode From Lucca, Italy!
Raise your hand if you remember that bygone pleasure once known as the cocktail party? Those fabulous occasions when you gathered with friends, brushing elbows as you imbibed in favorite beverages, chatting about the day’s happenings, mundane to asinine; culminating with toasts in promise of doing it all over again, soon. Well, since none of … More Tales from a Traveling Life: The Sublime, Silly and Downright Strange. I: Laundry Days
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