Ciao for Now with Questa Dolce Vita

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I was so kindly asked by social media friend (and one I hope to meet IRL someday) Jasmine, to be a part of her ‘Ciao for Now’ series on her blog where she interviews re-pats on their time spent in Italy. Talking about Italy is one of my favorite topics, so of course I accepted.

I recently returned to the states 5 months ago and have been slowly acclimating myself back to living in the U, S of A- although a completely different state now, so it still feels as if I’m in a different country sometimes. Check out my full Q & A with Jasmine below on life in and after Italy.

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Goodbye Winter

Valentino

I refuse to believe that mid-March is already knocking on our door. This winter was our first in nearly 5 years living in Miami, which I was sort of looking forward to, but without regard it seems to be moving on as quickly as it arrived. In contrast to how quickly winter as fleeted, I think I often fail to realize how fortunate I am to be able to live at such a slow pace compared to how my life was a year ago. I used to stress about finding enough time or energy to accomplish anything else outside of work, whereas nowadays, my day to day routine usually consists of a 30 minute workout, working on my blog or YouTube channel, catching up on emails, and teaching for 1 or maybe 2 hours a day.

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Under the Tuscan Sun

Il Maravigilo

Last week, Jared and I got the chance to explore and visit the Tuscan countryside of Italy for 3 days. It had been a little over 2 months since we last traveled outside of Rome so¬†we felt it was the perfect time for a change of scenery. Not only that, but we were overdue for some peace and quiet. Over the course of our time in Rome we have heard only great things about Tuscany from those who know Italy best, and I can confirm it’s all true. The landscapes are absolutely amazing, the food is incredible, and the people are beyond hospitable and friendly. Continue reading