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Italy, Travel

Revisiting Stresa, Lake Maggiore

When Sylvie was just over a year old, we visited Italy and stayed in a little lakeside town called Stresa, on the shores of Lake Maggiore. Hemmingway waxed poetic about the town in A Farewell to Arms with good reason. It has been a vacation that always remained vivid in our minds. So, we decided […]

Switzerland, Travel

Yodeling in the Swiss Alps

As we are counting down our last 30 days in Europe, we’ve embarked on our farewell European tour. The truth is, it is almost exclusively an Italian trip (if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em). But, we decided to cross the border once more, to Switzerland. We are a mountain-loving family, and couldn’t resist a […]


The Little Things

There is a song that the kids and I really like to belt out in Italian here. It’s called “Le Piccole Cose”. Josh humors us as we dramatically sing the chorus together. It’s a pretty typical Italian-style rap/love ballad, sung by two of Italy’s favorite pop stars. The gist of the song is that the […]