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Back to School: Lessons Learned the Hard Way

After a brief summer hiatus, here’s the fourth monthly Italy Blogging Roundtable chat, with travel bloggers Jessica Spiegel, Melanie Renzulli, Alexandra Korey, Gloria from At Home in Tuscany, and me.

The Day I Fell in Love: Fishing on Lake Trasimeno

It took a day out on a boat with a taciturn captain and a haul of carp to take Trasimeno from resort to real.

The Vegetarian’s Dilemma: Umbria and Pork

Urban vegetarian moves to Umbrian farm. Worlds collide. Chaos ensues. Peace is made.

Why-fi: How Can We Connect If We’re So Connected?

We finally, after many false starts, technical problems, and delays—in short, Italy—installed wifi internet access at Brigolante. And I am thrilled. Really. Over the moon. Ecstatic. Tickled pink. Walking on air. On cloud nine.

Okay. I’m not happy.

Chestnuts and Vino Novello: La Festa di San Martino in Umbria

San Martino, San Martino, Castagne e Vino (Saint Martin, Saint Martin, Chestnuts and Wine)

Rebecca as Guest rather than Hostess: Growing up Bilingual in Italian and English

I loved Dianne Hales’ book “La Bella Lingua: My Love Affair with Italian, the World’s Most Enchanting Language” and was so honored when she asked me to contribute a blog post about my experience raising my children bilingually in Italy.

Crybaby: The Expat Tantrum

I’m going to step away from the sunny schtick for just a second and talk honestly about the dark side of expat life.

Us vs. The Big Boys: Wine Making in Umbria

There is how the Big Boys do it, and there is how we do it. Wine, that is.

Invasion of the fun-guys: Wild mushrooms in Umbria

When summer begins to bleed into fall and the days alternate between earth-soaking downpours and warm, sunny skies you know it’s just a matter of hours before they appear.

The Skin I’m In: The Expat Dilemma

Sometimes, during the chameleon existence that is expat life, you lose sight of your true colors.

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