• Chicken Love – Birdie’s Story

    Chicken Love – Birdie’s Story

    Coming in four months behind the original chicks, Birdie’s life was very different from any chicken. Birdie slept indoors with me for six months to sleep in our home office.

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  • Asheville Trilogy: Three Weekends in Asheville

    Asheville Trilogy: Three Weekends in Asheville

    After completing two half marathons, one in Lexington, Kentucky and another in Asheville, North Carolina, I continued to receive emails from the Asheville race about a trilogy. If you completed three out of four of their races, you receive a trilogy medal. I should have rested, but instead I took on the challenge!

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  • The Original Three: Becoming a Chicken Tender

    The Original Three: Becoming a Chicken Tender

    On September 23, 2016, we gave into the temptation and finally bought chickens. We had no clue what we were getting into, but it would be an adventure!

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  • A Second Chance at Florence (Firenze)

    A Second Chance at Florence (Firenze)

    When I think back at Florence, I am grateful for what I was able to see in so little time. Now that I have experienced the “must-see” list of Florence, I would like to see a more relaxed version.

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  • Getting Around Italy (Italia)

    Getting Around Italy (Italia)

    Renting a car makes getting around much easier, but the windy narrow roads and bold Italian drivers can make it very stressful. Keep reading for other safer and less stressful ways to travel Italy.

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  • Exploring the Amalfi Coast (Costiera Amalfitana)

    Exploring the Amalfi Coast (Costiera Amalfitana)

    Whether it was the crisp sea air or the ability to relax and enjoy time away from the tourists and crowds, visiting the Amalfi Coast was the best part of our travels in Italy.

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  • Ancient Roman & Renaissance Wonders of Rome (Roma)

    Ancient Roman & Renaissance Wonders of Rome (Roma)

    Everyone knows of this three-tiered, travertine-stoned amphitheater and its legendary stories of the gladiators, but adjacent to the Colosseum is the Roman Forum you must visit. Also, flock to the Vatican to see the Sistine Chapel and Michealangelo’s amazing work.

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  • A Walk Around Rome (Roma)

    A Walk Around Rome (Roma)

    There is so much to be seen around the central section of Rome, also known as Municipio I. You can see it all in one day, while devoting a separate day or two to the ancient monuments and the Vatican City.

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  • Milan Historical Centre (Centro Storico Milano)

    Milan Historical Centre (Centro Storico Milano)

    Milan is known as the fashion capital and is the wealthiest city in Italy. Almost every Italian on the street wears a genuine leather jacket or sports coat.

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  • Cruise from Como to Bellagio

    Cruise from Como to Bellagio

    I am not a huge fan of tours, but our tour from Como to Bellagio was an amazing experience. It was one of the highlights of our Italy trip, and the weather could not have been better. It was the perfect time of year to soak up the early spring sun on the lake and…

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