Category Archives: travel

The Captain’s wife – part due


I just received the sweetest email from my husband on the ship. He was sent this excerpt below from a guest comment card: Explain Positive Surprise I have my picture taken with the captain and his wife, and two days … Continue reading

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Expat holiday in a nutshell


I think it is really odd that no one has ever really asked me what it’s like to be an expat. I don’t mean here in Italy either. I get asked all the time about my country of origin and … Continue reading

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The Captain’s wife – part uno


If you ever find yourself bored on a cruise ship I encourage you to do a load of laundry. I know, who ever could possibly be bored on a cruise ship and why in the world would I want to … Continue reading

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Verona. Wherefore art thou?


  Let’s face it, Romeo and Juliette is mostly about a cute rich chick on a balcony who fell in love with the dude from the wrong family and then a religious guy who meddled into their business and screwed … Continue reading

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Spring by the sea


Just a few photos I took on a delightful hike from San Rocco to Punta Chiappa near Camogli…hope you enjoy them!

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FEAR is a 4-letter word


My Easter weekend started off with a Thursday evening car accident. My cute little Cinquecento had been at the mechanic for a month getting new brakes and some TLC. So, when I got the call that she was ready to come … Continue reading

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Reviews are bullsh*t sheep mentality


Look, I’m like one of those top contributors on TripAdvisor because way back when, before 50, I was naïve. Yep, that’s right. I believed that my reviews would help someone who wanted to do the same stuff I did, and help … Continue reading

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