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Our roots will forever be from here, America, born and raised. Yet, life requires us to move more frequently than we care to count. Whether living stateside or abroad, you can always find us traveling somewhere. We scout out places that you only think you can dream of one day seeing and we seek out those that aren’t found in guidebooks. We then bring them to life here in our travel memos, so hopefully, one day you too can visit them or at least be able to live vicariously through us. This blog isn’t just about crossing off places from a bucket list. It’s about absorbing and learning how other cultures grow and fit into the same world that we do. Life is short and the world is big. Enjoy and get out there!

Adventures in Zoosafari

A stones throw from Alberobello and Locorotondo is the second largest wildlife park in Europe!! And it’s a drive-though!! Zoosafari has more than 200 species of animals where most are immersed in nature with complete freedom. We were guests in their home. We drove past a pair of bears wrangling with each other, lions and…

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Loco for Locorotondo

Inland from the coast of southern Puglia lies an area known as Valle d’Itria, a stunning countryside with abundant areas dotted with olive tree groves. There is no shortage of impressive views or food! Along with Alberobello, there was one more nearby town that I wanted to visit before heading home. So here’s a little…

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Trulli Unique

One of the most instragrammable spots in Italy and a well-known tourist destination of the south, Puglia is home to the infamous Trulli homes. In the little town of Alberobello, you can find these unique homes lining the picturesque streets throughout the town. The trulli, typical limestone dwellings of Alberobello in southern Puglia, are extraordinary…

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Smoking Chestnuts

By the time October 1 came around I was already furiously taking notes on all the upcoming fall festivals- pumpkin, nut, truffle, chocolate… you name it. So far in our time here in Italy we have experienced a truffle, chocolate, and grape food festival. Each one had their own vibe, was off the tourist trail,…

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Dolomites of The South

Hidden in the southern region of Basilicata, it’s one of the most beautiful villages of Italy and probably amongst the ones you’ve never heard of as it sits out of the tourist radar. It’s perched in a stunning location at an altitude of 890 meters above sea level. It’s called Castelmezzano. The most fascinating spectacle…

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Grape Floats of Solopaca

Festivals are coming back in full force this year with no Covid restrictions in place and man, is it a sight to see! The vibes, decorations, street food… a great way to soak up the lifestyle and culture of a city! One particular festival event that I’ve had on my list: the Grape Festival of…

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In the Kitchen

As summer began to fade away, I had a chance to experience true Italian hospitality one morning with the talented Chef Nunzia Palermo in her cooking class! We spent the morning in the heart of every Italian home, the kitchen, where she showed us how to prepare delicious meals with seasonal ingredients. I’ve always been…

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Giant Vines of Asprinio

I read about the Asprinio vines before coming to Italy and I knew that I had to see them at least once while here. Luck would have it that they were found in the exact area we would be living! Well, after waiting for over a year to visit this winery (Covid, cancellations, etc), it…

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Slovenia: Castles & Caves

The next day had waves of mixed weather- one moment there were heavy storms and then sun and sweaty hot heat. Thankfully we had planned a day of exploring a castle, eating meals under cover, and to be freezing hundreds of meters below in caves. They were the perfect excursions for a wacky weather day!…

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