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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…

Tales from My Time Abroad: Host Family Ups and Downs

Tales from My Time Abroad: Host Family Ups and Downs

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.

Language Barriers

Language Barriers

They didn’t bother to learn any Spanish… And that plan served them pretty well – right up until they went to Madrid.

Under the (Blazing) Tuscan Sun

Under the (Blazing) Tuscan Sun

Eventually, I decided I’d be better off sitting in the shade without sunscreen than traipsing around under the blazing Tuscan sun in search of it.

Table for One

Treat yourself to good food and people watching, social stigma be damned.