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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  ...

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lifestyle

Workout from Anywhere!

Three Fitness YouTube Channels for Busy Travelers to Stay in Shape! So, we all know that it is easy to make excuses not to work out. I’ve been there and done that. Mornings I’m just feeling too lazy, stressed, or I’m convinced I don’t have the time. Personally, I’ve always enjoyed working out  ...

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Vino

Over a Glass of Vino- March 11th, 2018

Prosecco v Champagne As this week comes to the end, there are finally the slightest signs of spring! February, although the shortest month, seemed to drag out as the temperatures dropped and Turin received an unusual about of snow! Luckily, March is here and is bringing some warmer weather.  ...

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Vino

Over a Glass of Vino- March 4th, 2018

Chilean Merlot So, I decided to try something new, and kick off a weekly update that will be called “Over a Glass of VINO” (if you didn’t already know I am a huge wino). This will just be a casual platform to discuss great bottle of wine, current events, and whatever else might be happening.  ...

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Vino

A Non-Intimidating Guide to Wine Tasting

For us wine-lovers, participating in your first wine-tasting can be a bit daunting, I remember my first tasting as being quite an intimidating experience—I didn’t know the etiquette or the process. Since then, I’ve embraced my inner wineo, studied lots, and had the privilege of visiting several  ...

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travel

Turin: What A Wonderful Surprise

Laurence’s Post Part 2 After a good night’s sleep, my tourist adventure in Turin (In Italian the city is called Torino) began. I spent all week there, walking around every day from morning to evening, making visits and what I saw of Turin really delighted me! Honestly, I was not expecting that  ...

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culture

No Means No: No Vuol Dire No

The sun was starting to go down, illuminating the tops of the buildings with a gold veil. Cars rushed by and scooters swerved between them. Everyone was ready to be home. I met my husband at the end of our street as we both returned from long days at work. I smiled as soon as I saw Lorenzo, but  ...

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