Gunshots & Raindrops: Housesitting in Tuscany

January 2016 “As Americans, you should feel at home with the sounds of gunfire” our housesitting host says with that famously-cheeky Scottish wit.  This was during our first walk with Craig and his wife Elly’s energetic Labrador as shots echoed through the woods around us. We had just arrived to a rural patch of northern Tuscany, near … More Gunshots & Raindrops: Housesitting in Tuscany

10 Years Later: Reflecting on the Tsunami and its Life-Altering Affects – Part II

Diarrhea may have saved our lives At first glance, the beaches of Ton Sai in Krabi lived up to the fantasy. Arriving via boat (at the time, there were no roads that reached these remote, yet touristy beaches), we were greeted by gorgeous white sand, warm clear waters, and swaying palms. We meet Jason and … More 10 Years Later: Reflecting on the Tsunami and its Life-Altering Affects – Part II