Travel Slowly. Bring the Kids. Go Light.

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PHOTO Gallery: Italia

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outtakes

contrade of siena

It's been over a year since I walked through Siena on the eve of the Palio. It's been more than a year since we leaned over the railing overlooking the Piazza del Campo and saw the children stream in, singing passionately before the jockeys representing each contrada took their final practice run. By God, it was only a dress rehearsal I saw that summer night, and I've never seen anything like it.


santorini’s main event

I could really get behind a place where gathering to watch the sunset is the main event. Day in and day out, crowds assemble to watch the show. And without fail, we all clap in wild applause every time it sinks into the sea below.


little nomads and the gift of travel

Italy loves its children, and I will not be surprised if these little ones are studying in Siena or Florence years from now, telling new friends about the long, summer days they once spent in Tuscany as kids.