Behind Santa Lucia’s curtain stands a real-life town that got under my skin in surprising ways.Read More
Chronicling our return home from a year in Umbria and the preparations for our around-the-world journey.
More and more families are embracing travel as a vital part of their lives. If you are are a traveler looking for gifts for your family or if you have a traveling family on your gift list, this is the definitive gift guide.Read More
Gift ideas for the Italophile on your list. These aren't "things" that get shoved in the back of a drawer by the time La Befana visits. Rather, these are intended as experiences to enliven days and bring people together—to create a sense of daily celebration.Read More
The Christmas music playing at Michael's and the sudden switch from everything pumpkin-flavored to everything candy-cane-flavored indicates that though I'm still enjoying the crunch of fall leaves underfoot, the holiday season really is upon us. Though there's a part of me that misses the simplicity of our Umbrian Christmas, there's much to enjoy in the patterns of gift giving we've developed here over the years. From these patterns I've collected a list of gift ideas that I thought I'd pass along to you. Each gift idea embraces the IBC values of savoring moments and encouraging connection, of course with an Italian flavor.Read More