Day 11: Reflections on Moving Internationally, Part 1

This topic is too big to discuss in one day!  Here is Part 1 of a short series dedicated to this topic: If you're someone who has a similar lifestyle to the PashbyMauls, moving internationally is an inevitable part of life.  There is no question IF a move will take place in life; there is acknowledgement … Continue reading Day 11: Reflections on Moving Internationally, Part 1

Day 12: The Last Supper

This past weekend, the neighbors gathered like they do a least a few times a year, only this time it was the bittersweet celebration wishing us well on our way to Uzbekistan. Our little community is like no other we've ever lived in before. No where else have either of us felt so at home … Continue reading Day 12: The Last Supper

Day 13: Choosing Gelato at Veronica’s Gelateria

Mentioning the word "Italy" brings many stereotypically dolce vita things to mind: piazzas, opera, Roman ruins, pizza, pasta, wine, fashion, meandering, and of course gelato.  While not addicted to ice cream by any means, gelato certainly deserves some attention in our 100 day count-down!  There is nothing more refreshing on a hot day (think 35C … Continue reading Day 13: Choosing Gelato at Veronica’s Gelateria

Day 14: Mistral Bar

Sometimes, when you're hungry, you just want good food. Nothing special, no fancy decor, no gimicky service, just a place where anyone can come and get consistently good homemade eats. This is the realm of the trattoria. Not your Soho variety yuppie restaurant, but a real authentic blue-collar even no-collar local dining room serving perfect comfort … Continue reading Day 14: Mistral Bar

Day 15: Musetta Arriva

How "Getting Back on the Bike" Really Became A Thing for Me If you come to the Veneto and manage to get out of Venezia's city center, you will most likely notice the saturation of cyclists in this region.  Guys on road bikes with all sorts of fancy gear (and spandex!) whiz by daringly close … Continue reading Day 15: Musetta Arriva

Day 16: Sorrentine Holiday Apartment

Valeria's apartment in the idyllic town of Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi is a perfect home base for exploring the Sorrentine Peninsula. Situated just 15 minutes above the traditional tourist base of Sorrento, this Holiday Apartment is an oasis of calm. In an otherwise bustling area full of foreign tourists, busses, and mopeds, navigating impossibly narrow … Continue reading Day 16: Sorrentine Holiday Apartment

Day 17: Villa Crine

With a history of wine production in the world famous Valpolicella wine region since 1883, a visit to Villa Crine is one of those extra special experiences you'll never forget. The Valpolicella wine region lies between Verona¬†and Lago di Garda, and Villa Crine is located within an idyllic 17th century villa in the town of … Continue reading Day 17: Villa Crine

Day 18: Kindred Spirits Arrive as You Leave

This evening we shared an amazing meal with friends that started out as a dinner party but turned into a potluck (everyone brought something to share, and everyone also brought wine:) by default. This was a last-minute arrangement with friends: Drew's colleague and cycling buddy Doug asked Drew if we wanted to come over in … Continue reading Day 18: Kindred Spirits Arrive as You Leave

Day 19: Easy Al Fresco Dining

Is it a beautiful summer evening? Do you have a way to make food? If you answered yes to these two questions, there is little excuse to deny yourself an al fresco dining experience! Al fresco dining may conjure up images of an idyllic sidewalk caf√© in Paris, or a beach front bar on your … Continue reading Day 19: Easy Al Fresco Dining

Day 20: Pisa, Pizza, and Sausage

Pisa Waking up in Livorno, there was no time to explore this city oozing with authenticity. Onward to the world's most famous tourist trap, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, where we met with one of our award winning travel buddies from the PashbyMaul guest awards, Mike, for a final time before we all leave Italy. … Continue reading Day 20: Pisa, Pizza, and Sausage