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The Ultimate Moving Abroad Checklist

The Ultimate Moving Abroad Checklist

Hey! I’ve recently collaborated with Wendy, the author of this guest post. She asked me to write up something for her post on advice for our younger selves before that first big trip abroad. In exchange, she’s shared this helpful information about moving abroad. Thinking […]

Why Puglia, Italy Is Better than Cancun

Why Puglia, Italy Is Better than Cancun

What if I told you that there’s a summer holiday destination better than Cancun… for a fraction of the price?
That somewhere is Puglia, Italy.

Unsalted: A Story of Perugia, the Pope, and Pane

Unsalted: A Story of Perugia, the Pope, and Pane

Is there anything better than bread? I don’t think so. Of course, this begs the question: is there anything worse than unsalted bread? Again, I don’t think so. The other night I made a hearty stew for dinner, a dish that just begs for bread so […]

Italian Food: What It Taught Me About Food and Travel

Italian Food: What It Taught Me About Food and Travel

If you think of yourself as “not really a food person,” it’s probably because you haven’t tried real Italian food. Y’know, in Italy? It’s life-changing.

Crazy Cat Lady Abroad: Too Many Cats!

Crazy Cat Lady Abroad: Too Many Cats!

Well, as it turns out, two cats is way different than five cats. Especially when they’re someone else’s cats…

Host Family Fail: How the Other Half Lives

Host Family Fail: How the Other Half Lives

That month in Puglia, I lived with a rather wealthy host family. I felt like I’d won the host family lottery!

The Spider Dance

The Spider Dance

I thought this dance would have died off along with the notion that you can exorcise poison from your body by dancing, or at the very least remain popular only among elderly folks in rural areas… but I could not have been more wrong.