Beach Flashbacks

Today's post is written by Dario!  He's been promising me a guest post for some time, so when Silvia from Trippando told me about a contest she and Travel – Moments in Time were having[…]

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Buon Natale from Rome!

Rome, Italy Dario and I are spending the winter holidays with his family in Rome.  Things are a bit crazy as he is helping with repairs to the house and we are rearranging some of[…]

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US vs. Italy vs. Ireland

From the archives – and freshly updated! – comes a little piece comparing the 3 countries in which I've lived.  Seemed fitting in light of the fact that we are soon leaving Ireland to head[…]

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Race to the Blue Grotto!

Capri, Italy Living in Naples gives one all sorts of opportunities for adventure, eating, and uber-tourist activities.  A travel outfit affiliated with my employer had a day trip heading to Capri, so I joined in. […]

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Piadina in Pesaro.

Pesaro, Italy When we visited Dario's family in Pesaro they took us out for a dinner of piadina, a typical food from the region.  It's half-way between a burrito and a panino: a tortilla-like flatbread[…]

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Featured photo: Cave Duck!

Pertosa, Italy The Pertosa Caves (Grotte di Pertosa), also known as, the Angel Caves of Pertosa, takes a while to reach if you're coming from Naples.  Still, it can be a fun afternoon trip, driving[…]

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The Best Arancini in Italy

Catania, Italy I had not really intended on going anywhere for the weekend, but Dario had other plans. After a short discussion on possible destinations, we decided on Sicily.  It was time to find the[…]

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Featured photo: Mt. Vesuvio

Naples, Italy As a big fan of nature, I dislike descriptions of volcanoes that include words like "fury" and "wrath." It's just nature, after all.  I mean, if you watch a cooking show, you don't[…]

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Featured photo: Stromboli

Stromboli, Italy Photo of a ship anchored off the volcanic island of Stromboli, with the Strombolicchio in the background.  The Strombolicchio is the "throat" of an ancient volcano, possibly the oldest in the region.  As[…]

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Buzzer and the lake.

Rome, Italy   A friendly buzzing insect that stopped by to say hello. Fortunately, she found her way back out shortly after this picture was taken. Fortunate because she was freakin’ HUGE and I’m not[…]

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