Coffee, Biscotti, and the Importance of Being Kind

We pulled up in our cab to a pastel pink building in the heart of sleepy Noli where an elderly woman stood on the steps to the entrance waving enthusiastically. Buongiorno! She greeted us and indicated for us to follow her inside. She led us up a flight of steep, narrow stairs, which she climbed with ease,…

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A Cooking Class in Tuscany: Why it’s Sometimes Worth it to Splurge

As Dewey and I are currently living off a modest budget that we saved up for over two years, we’re quite versed in the art of picking and choosing what to spend our money on while making our way across Europe. In general, my philosophy is to value experience over material items. For example, if…

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