va a Roma

I am an uninformed traveler. I am not the type to read guidebooks, carry maps, or scour reviews of hostels and restaurants. When visiting a new city, I do a…

Roots

On my surprise layover in Portugal, I stop by my cousin João’s little house in Val Florido, a town about the size of my right foot. I walk from my…

Cake

By Beth I was talking to my buddy Alessandro again today. He’s feeling antsy and wants to get on the move again. He is always such a world traveler, more than myself….

Dark History in the City of Light

It’s easy to plan a visit to Paris that appreciates the city for only part of what it is:  you float along the Seine on a bateau-mouche, climb the famous…