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Over A Few Shots of Espresso-April 9th, 2018

A bit of a different unexpected life update This “over a glass of Vino” has been transformed into over a few shots of espresso as my travel plans have been thrown into chaos, and I’ve needed a few cups of coffee to power through my day! The last few weeks have been a whirlwind and therefore there hasn’t been much new content on the blog, no worries after these few trips there will be lots coming in the months ahead! Currently, I’m stuck in Lyon, as France is experiencing a train strike. I  ...

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Spring Break Packing List for Europe

Packing List for a week in Europe in the Springtime Traveling to Europe in the Spring is a beautiful opportunity, it’s starting to warm up and flowers are blooming. It’s one of my favorite seasons in Italy. However, it can be tricky to pack because the temperatures can change quickly and you never know if it’ll rain. So, I spent some time putting together a packing list that should have you covered for all the weather, formal and casual events, and all fit into a carry-on suitcase.  ...

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Barbaresco: A Town Built on Wine

We all know Italy is famous for wine, but have you ever heard of Barbaresco? Many wine lovers know of Barbaresco as a great rich full bodied red wine, but did you know it is also a quaint little village in italy’s northwestern region of Piedmont? Barbaresco is a village that began to gain fame only in the last century, before 1894 it was only home to vitners who sold their nebbiolo grapes to be used in the more acclaimed red wine of the Langhe region, Barolo. However, a young man had an  ...

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Over a Glass of Vino- March 18th, 2018

A Trip to Madrid and Spanish Vino If I could live anywhere else in Europe, I’d want to move to Spain. This weekend, I’m in Madrid, even though the weather was not great Friday or Saturday, I’ve still had a wonderful time exploring, eating local cuisine, and tasting Spanish wine! In the last year Spain has been recognized as the country with the most acreage of vineyards. Even with that said, I don’t know much about Spanish wines, so during this trip, I took some time to learn about local  ...

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