New York City for a Weekend

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A few months back, Jaime and I went to New York City for a weekend and I had promised to write about it here, but of course I never got around to it. I did, however, start the post. It’s … Continued

Visiting the Colosseum and the Roman Forum

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This past weekend was our last free weekend before Jaime had to start working, so we decided to spend some time visiting the Colosseum, one of Rome’s most visited attractions. We expected to be in there no more than about an … Continued

Roman Sightseeing: The Pantheon, St. Peter’s & Villa Borghese

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This past week Jaime and I have spent the majority of our time before he starts his new job doing some “housekeeping” duties, mainly looking at apartments and getting the dog registered at the local pet office (more about our … Continued

Expat Life Problems: Permesso di Soggiorno Edition, Part 1

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Anyone that lives in Italy, has lived in Italy, knows absolutely anything about Italy knows that one of the few things most Italians can agree on is that here nothing works. So by the end of this post, I’m sure any seasoned expat in Italy will be laughing at me and the things I’m going to vent about. Nonetheless, I feel I cannot go on without writing this post because getting a permesso di soggiorno (or permission to stay) in Italy is an expats rite of passage, if you will. Also, allow me to release my frustrations for a second…

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Moving to Italy with a Dog.

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As most of my life revolves around my fur baby, the more difficult part of moving to Italy was moving to Italy with a dog. I’m focusing on this because it was the most stressful part of the move just because of all the procedures that are involved and all the worrying that something will go wrong. Spoiler Alert: all my worries were unfounded and all three of us made it to beautiful Rome just fine. That doesn’t mean there weren’t some bumps along the way!

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Day Trips from D.C.

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Time sure flies when you’re having fun! May passed by in a flash and we are already nearing the end of June. Soon enough, it will be August and then the real adventure begins! Since my last post, we’ve been like busy bees exploring more of the Washington area, but this time taking day trips from D.C. to Virginia and Maryland, trying to make the most of the time we have left. Here’s the recap:

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How-To: Make a Doggie Birthday Cake (Happy 1st Birthday, Arya!)

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On April 28th, our Husky Arya stopped being a puppy and became 1! It’s hard to believe a year has passed since we got her! Well, actually we took her home sometime in early June but we’ve known her since … Continued

The Jefferson Memorial & the Roosevelt Memorial

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Today has been one of those days that makes me happy to be alive and outside! The sun was shining, the temperature was in the high 50s, people were biking and running and walking their dog with a renewed sense of vigor (probably because of the realization that bikini season is sneaking up on them). For the first time this year, it finally felt like spring was just around the corner and winter was over.