A view of Lake Como, Italy.
Morning in Italy
A view of Lake Como, Italy.
Morning in Italy
A child (at a wedding) outside a church in Varenna, Italy.
Varenna, Italy in evening, shot from the car ferry.
Photo Credit: Guide Posts Half Way to Each Other
I read quite a number of travelogues for pleasure. They appeal to me because I live an expat lifestyle. With that in mind as a reader of an expat blog you may also enjoy travelogue books. Beginning this month, I will suggest favorites of mine. This one was a great read.
Half Way to Each Other is the true story of one couple, contemplating separation who take drastic measures to change the direction of their relationship and their lives. This book is well written, realistic, funny, and captivating. You’ll feel like you’re part of their journey and their life in Italy.
Half Way to Each Other will have you laughing out loud. You’ll get caught up in the challenges and adventures that this family of four face as they sell their home, leave the US behind and set off for an adventurous year living in Italy. In my opinion this is a great read, it’s far more than a travelogue and will touch your heart.
Driving through the lower Alps in summer. Driving in Switzerland, especially through the Alps is one of the most beautiful trips on earth. My eleven day road trip through five countries was my first European road trip with dogs; though my third road trip with pets in the car. For in depth advice and insight […]
Tanner in Wolfsberg, Austria on our drive home. Eleven Days of Traveling Europe with a Dog After traveling around Europe with a dog for eleven days, through five European countries I can say with authority; Europe is a dog’s world. Dogs are treated well in Europe and are welcomed nearly everywhere. I started my trip […]
Moving overseas with a pet requires organization, USDA paperwork, patience and sometimes multiple leg journeys by car and air. This is the break down of how my dog Tanner and I arrived in Budapest. Miles Driven 1,822 Rental Cars (4) Miles Flown 5,518 Flights (4) How Do The Miles Break Down? 1,140 miles, driving round […]
Finding a Home in Budapest When I moved to Budapest finding a home was at the top of my list of things to do. I saw many houses, and there were a few that came out on top as my favorites. One in particular for it’s spacious living room with wrap around windows. Another for […]
As summer winds down I walk past plum tree after plum tree weighed down by plump, delicious fruit. The trees bounty can’t hold the weight of the plums; everywhere I see ripe delicious plums lying on the ground. For me this is how I came to know Hungary. When I moved to Hungary last summer […]
I’m Gonna Live My Life Like A Jimmy Buffett Song By: Anthony Bjorkland I’m Gonna Live My Life Like a Jimmy Buffett Song is a fictional story. The main character is Jack, who decides a major life change is in order after a near fatal car crash. The book is the story of these often […]
Today’s photo is from Copenhagen, Denmark. The photo shows the Nicolaj Kirke, (church) and the statues of Absalon and the Fishwife. This church spire was constructed as an exact replica of the original 17th century, Renaissance spire. The first Nicolaj Church was built in 1200, fires in 1794 destroyed many, many buildings in the city […]
Tulum Maya Ruins In 1993 a friend of mine was working in Mexico. He visited the Tulum Mayan Ruins and sent me a post card. It was one of those stunning turquoise blue water shots, with one of the Tulum temples at the edge of the water. It captivated me and from that moment I […]
This is a guest post written by Reba Jean Cain. You can see more by Reba at RebaJeanCain.com Borman818 Flickr These are intense times and you may find your emotions zooming up and down and also allow fear to creep in as you watch the chaos of the stock market. There are things you can […]
Surrender to Spirit When we know that we are on our spiritual path there comes a time when we must surrender completely to spirit. When no matter what the appearance of our life, we know that spirit is guiding our direction. This is one of those times in my life. Fighting the tide does not […]
Palermo Cathedral Crypt I usually love the unexpected moments of international travel. This time, my lack of knowledge of Italian in Sicily brought me a chilling surprise. I was on my first trip to Italy with friends when my friend Herb and I decided to spend the day exploring the city on foot. We stopped […]
After nearly a decade of living and traveling abroad there have been some funny moments. These are three of my memorable moments where humor was required. Poland While driving with friends from Germany to Poland I encountered one of my scariest travel moments…I was locked in a bathroom stall and couldn’t get out. The stall […]