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
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
Brief update as we return from our epic Italy road-trip. We've created a way for you to communicate directly with the authors of Intentionally International so you can tell us what you want to read about. Do you have specific questions about traveling different parts of Italy, or the rest of the world? Do you … Continue reading Communicate with us!
Tomorrow marks an emotional day in the slow process of "letting go" as I sell my 2005 Honda Jazz to a friend. For those keeping track of American versions of things, a Jazz is the same as a Honda Fit. Jazz has been so good to me; she's a zippy little car that has an … Continue reading Day 31: The End of Jazz
In keeping with yesterday's theme of traffic, I'd like to highlight a major principle of Italian driving: road signs are guidelines. I have seen more road signs here then in any country I've ever lived in. A few months ago, Drew and I went away for the weekend, and when we came home, there were … Continue reading Day 70: Road Signs are Guidelines
What to do when minding your own business, on your daily commute, a route you've driven a hundred times before, when all of a sudden, "BAM!". Something hits you from behind and your tranquil morning turns into an adventure. Thus was my predicament this morning. Vicenza Ovest, Viale del Sole, essentially a northbound spur of the … Continue reading Day 71: Incidente! Dealing with a Car Accident in Italy
It's now my second year here in Italy, and I have to say, I love it! If you found me on any given day in the last 2 years, you would probably hear me say that I want to live here forever. This has partly to do with the fact that my mother's parents came from … Continue reading Day 72: Don’t Blame Italy (or your host country)
March 26th 2009 - Suspected birth date of today's topic, personality, world traveler, and furry friend - Ponce, the tyrannical Tuscan farm cat. Born near the stereotypically picturesque town of Montopoli, Tuscany, he was one of six in a litter of impossibly adorable kittens. I never met his mother, but he and his sister FiPiLi … Continue reading Day 73: The international stylings of Ponce, the tyrannical Tuscan farm cat
If you read this post then you know that I have been gifted by my generous parents with a 6-month subscription to Petit Vour, and receive a box from them once a month. The boxes contain 4 sample sizes of vegan beauty products, and many products are made with organic ingredients. For those of our readers … Continue reading Day 78: Petit Vour March Box Review
Tonight we celebrated Drew's homecoming from Gabon and last business trip away from me with his ultimate favorite all-time dish: pizza, which he claims is the perfect food. "OMG you're eating that entire pizza" is a question/comment we usually receive after Drew posts something like this on Facebook: The answer is... YES!! But our reasons … Continue reading Day 85: OMG, You’re Eating That ENTIRE Pizza?!