Travel & Leisure

Some Italians don’t like it hot

By |2016-09-25T19:40:56-07:00August 17th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Food and Wine, Travel & Leisure|Tags: , , , , |

There it was again. The intrusive buzzer that made us jump each time it echoed through our Italian villa. Someone was at the security gate, asking to come in. An unfamiliar part of our new life in Naples included a security fence around our home with a pedestrian gate for guests. Looking out the window [...]

Home sweet home on a sailboat

By |2017-03-22T07:59:31-07:00August 16th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Travel & Leisure|Tags: , , , , |

Our home is a Beneteau Oceanis 473, which for the non-boaters, means it’s 47 feet long. I won’t bore you with the technical details (yet), but the basics are the boat has two bedrooms (cabins), two bathrooms (heads), a relatively large living room (salon) and kitchen (galley). We also have a gigantic cockpit [...]

gocycling in Europe – ebike

By |2017-03-22T07:59:32-07:00August 4th, 2016|Categories: Alternative vehicles, Automobiles and Energy, Health & Fitness, Plugin-electric vehicles, Travel, Travel & Leisure|Tags: , , , , , , |

Anyone who knows me knows that I love the plug-in hybrid. I also love the outdoors. Most my friends love the outdoors as well. Sam and my husband, Stretch, talk about going on a bicycle trip in Europe, but there is no way I am in that type of shape. I take bicycle classes at [...]

The Cruising Trifecta – Sunning, Sailing and Snorkeling

By |2017-03-22T07:59:33-07:00June 27th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Travel & Leisure|Tags: , , , , , , |

After what seems like weeks in La Paz, we finally got a good week to sail to the Islands of Isla Espiritu Santo and Isla Partida with our Canadian friends Matt and Madalin, and we’re happy to report that they didn’t disappoint. The local cruising community refers to the bungee cord that keeps [...]

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