Italian masseria farmstay

An ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, Masseria Mozzone offers a rustic and authentic Puglian experience with some of the most chill, kind owners I’ve ever met. I came through here by myself and spent the night before moving on in my travels. I was attracted to the Masseria for its simple style and eco-friendly […]

Staying at the Masseria Mozzone in Puglia

sustainable spiritual wellness retreat in Italy

A sacred haven nestled amongst Umbria’s rolling hills, Eremito is the holy grail of hospitality and reawakening Eremito is a sustainable wellness retreat in Italy, and most sacred place I have ever experienced in my travels. It is a boutique hotel in the sense that there are 24 rooms; of culinary excellence in the enjoyment […]

The Eremito Experience: Sustainable Wellness Retreat

I took my first trip to Puglia in 2011. Since then, the region has blown up in popularity; with the masserias and UNESCO world heritage sites calling it’s hard to ignore the allure of this beautiful Italian region, also known as the “heel” of Italy. I was lucky enough to spend an entire two weeks […]

Staying at the Leonardo Trulli Resort in Puglia

I was fortunate enough to live in a place for three years where it’s totally acceptable and encouraged to love food and leisure. I often still question why I moved back to America. One of my absolute favorite social activities while living in Italy was meeting friends for aperitivo, which is a cultural tradition that […]

The Art of Italian Aperitivo

This past July I spent ten days living in a Medieval Tower perched on the rolling hills of rural Tuscany. The pace of life was beyond relaxed; our days revolved around the varietals of the fresh cornetti for breakfast, a swim in the pool, a pass by the garden, as we seamlessly fell into l’ora […]

10 Days in Tuscany at The Torre di Sopra

When I think back to my Italian years it’s still hard to believe that I spent about 65% of my time sailing around the Mediterranean – from Naples to Sicily, to Ibiza and back. The longest amount of time I spent on-board was about two weeks straight; for three days I didn’t leave the yacht. […]

4 Conservation Lessons Learned From Living On a Sailboat


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