A Little Trip Through Tuscany

From Christina’s Perspective: One of the advantages of being here in Umbria, Italy is you are very centrally located.  It seems like so much is just a short day-trip away.  Last weekend, David and I just decided to take a little drive to Tuscany, because we could.  We pulled out our map and decided that…

And the Rest of the Towns We Have Explored

Well, here it is! Our 5th and final installment of all the towns we have explored on our 9 month European adventure. This covers towns #135 through #149.  We tried our hardest to make it to 150, but time just ran out…..Oh wait……We are flying from Florence into Birmingham, England……we haven’t been there yet, but…

Hanging With The Locals

From David’s Perspective: One of the reasons we prefer small towns, is the chance to make friends and become “regulars” at the local hang-outs.  It’s a great feeling when you walk into a store or restaurant and it feels like you are on an episode of Cheers where everyone knows your name. There are 3…

And Still More Towns That We Have Explored #106 – #134

  Here is our 4th installment of towns we have explored so far.  For those of you following our blog, you know that David and I are just finishing up this amazing 9 month adventure, visiting a total of 8 different countries and learning about some of the most beautiful wine regions of the world. …

Keeping on Baby Jesus’ Good Side

From David’s Perspective: In our recent blog “More Towns We Have Explored”, we had a picture of the town of Hullavington with a small caption saying “Please don’t run over baby Jesus” and our friend Kim wanted more of the story, so here it is.   Christina and I were driving back to our Workaway…

Even More Towns We Have Explored… #76 – #105

If you have been following our adventures, you know that we have been exploring our way through a total of 8 countries in 9 months.  In two previous blogs we have highlighted 75 of the cities we have visited.  If you would like to catch up with our adventures, visit Towns We Have Explored…So Far…

More Towns We Have Explored…#32 – #75

In an earlier blog, Towns We Have Explored…So Far, we shared with you the 31 towns that we had explored in the first leg of our 9 month European adventure.  This blog will introduce you to towns #32 – #75 (covering November 2016 to February 7, 2017)……and there are still so many more to come…

Our Month in the Twilight Zone

From Christina’s Perspective: In 9 months of working overseas, nearly every work-away has been a positive one, but for the month of March, we endured a Work-Away so bizarre that it felt like we were in an episode of the Twilight Zone. Imagine, if you will……..you find yourself at a vineyard/winery in a world-class wine…

Holding Hands….

From Christina’s Perspective: Traveling for 9 months together is one heck of an adventure!  24/7 of togetherness can make for some laughs and also moments of wanting to strangle each other.  But through all this craziness, I have been able to explore the world and see some of the most beautiful sights with my best…

Street Performers of the World….

From Christina’s Perspective: Throughout our travels, we have seen so many street performers.  From those that paint themselves up daily just to stand like a statue in the center of the piazza, to the odd ducks that just love the attention, to the truly talented who are just hoping to make a living doing what…

The Littlest Theater

From Christina’s Perspective: Tucked away in the hills of central Italy, just north of Todi, in a tiny village called Monte Castello di Vibio, is the littlest theater in the world.  From the outside, you would never guess what lies just beyond the front door. Inside the Teatro della Concordia, is the most charming 3…

An Interesting Look at Death & Grief

From Christina’s Perspective: Don’t let this blog title deter you…we had one of the most fascinating days exploring a graveyard on the edge of Milan.  I know many of you are thinking “Graveyard???” and wondering if Dave and I have lost our minds, but allow me to explain. To begin with, the Cimitero Monumentale di…