“Well Maybe It’s Just Done.”

Italy is a land of bureaucracy. Endless, endless bureaucracy. You’ve probably heard that and have thought “well the government everywhere is that way.” But in Italy, it’s not just the government.¬† While Italians are some of the friendliest and most generous people I’ve ever met, they can also be...

The Best Way to Use Your Cell Phone in Italy

Before we traveled to Italy for the first time, I did a lot of research on how to use my cell phone. I had a vague notion that I wanted to use Google Maps (not always a great idea, but a post for another day) and Google Translate as a...

An Evening In Piazza Santo Spirito – Florence’s Oltrano District

Florence’s Oltrano district is often referred to as “the locals” area of Florence, away from the hustle and bustle of tourists on the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, and the Piazza della Signoria. In truth, that’s not quite accurate; Florence is a major worldwide tourist destination, and if you think...