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Travel to Turin, Italy

Day Trip To Turin Italy – The Capital of the Alps

Though it’s not a huge city (like Rome) or the European capital of fashion (like Milan) Turin, Italy is a charming destination that has much more to offer than its (in)famous shroud. Sure, Turin is most famous for a ratty piece of off-white fabric but when you visit, obviously you’re going to skip the famous […]

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cycling europe

Unforgettable Days Cycling Europe, Part 1

Before we get started… Happy Birthday biggest big brother! We’re thinking about you today. Here’s wishing you all the best for the year to come. Today was a pretty insignificant day. We boxed some stuff for mailing, shopped for a few packing supplies, and walked around the neighbourhood. It got me to thinking how the […]

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Our Favourite Places: Italy

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Jane’s latest Huffington Post blog post is the first in a series about the best places we visited, all the way from Rome to Russia. First stop, Italy, land of romance, wine, and tasty tasty pasta.

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Boats on Lago Trasimeno

Italy vs Croatia: International Smackdown

It’s probably a terrible idea to compare countries, especially ones in which we’ve only scratched the surface. Our Italian friends will protest, our Croatian friends will groan. Even so, we decided it would be fun and helpful to other travellers if we highlighted the best and worst of each country by comparing it to its […]

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Fall Down, Get Up, Keep Going

Today started with a slightly monotonous ride along a very straight, very flat, seaside road. We passed hotel after hotel, cabana after cabana, and beachside cafe after beachside cafe, all being painted, renovated, and generally cleaned up by their various owners in anticipation of “the season”. It felt very seasonal out, with the thermometer reaching […]

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A Whole Country Crossed

We left our hilltop retreat this morning and headed down. And down. It was some of the easiest and most pleasant riding we have done thus far. We’ve found that where there is a modern highway there is often the old, smaller, and much less-used road running alongside it. In Italy, some of them are […]

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Rest Day in Urbinzoo

Today I got to have two naps! Two! And I did yoga for about 15 minutes. Such luxury. We love our little room (complete with an entire kitchen inside a cupboard!) at the B&B Albornoz so much that we decided to stay a second night. Another huge expense, but much needed, since our bodies and […]

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Stephen on a ledge

Still Finding Our Rhythm

We were up early(ish) today and, thanks to a bit of extra organization last night, managed to leave our little farmhouse around 9:30. We decided to head back into Gubbio to see the town properly before moving along. We rode through the streets of town until we found a cute cafe with WiFi. Stephen ordered […]

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Boats on Lago Trasimeno

A Little Slice of Home

When Stephen opened the shutters this morning, we saw something we hadn’t seen since we left LA. Bright, unabridged, full-on sunshine! Being on the second floor of one of the few buildings on Isola Polvese, we had a gorgeous view of the glass-like lake and the small hill town of Castiglione del Lago in the […]

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A Snail’s Pace: Cycle Touring Lago Trasimeno, Italy

The rain that was constant all night long had graciously stopped by the time we woke up. We decided that instead of the 90 km we biked yesterday we would make today a much shorter, slower travel day. We planned to only go 25km, slowly riding around Lago Trasimeno to a ferry which would take […]

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