A little tenderness, for Japan

12th May, 2011

There are times, when I travel, that I see behavior that makes me want to scream. Like yesterday morning, when a gaggle of young, mobile, healthy tourists refused to get…

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WTF Wednesday: Most. Complicated....

11th May, 2011

Italian interior design hurts my brain. You’d think that for a country so well-known for its clothing, the inside of homes and hotels would be more fashionable. Instead, they’re what…

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10 photos from San Marino

10th May, 2011

To follow up on yesterday’s ten facts about San Marino, I decided to add some visuals of our trip to the lovely little mountain town country. My apologies to those…

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Everything you’ve ever wanted to...

9th May, 2011

… but never asked (mostly because you had never heard of it before). – During our last trip to Italy, Rand and I spent a few days in San Marino,…

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How my mother made me a better traveler

5th May, 2011

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and I couldn’t think of a better way of celebrating than by paying tribute to her on my blog. Which, really, could almost…

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WTF Wednesday: Italian TV

4th May, 2011

TV outside of the U.S. is such a treasure. After spending the whole day roaming around a foreign city, sampling a dozen or so local desserts (for journalistic integrity is…

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The Must-Eat List: Italy

3rd May, 2011

A while back (it seems a lifetime ago), Rand and I were sitting in the living room of our old home talking about our then-upcoming trip to Italy. “Do you…

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Politics are complicated.

2nd May, 2011

Should the great day ever dawn that  I have children, I imagine that their studies of U.S. history will be divided by a line of demarcation on September 11th, 2001.…

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