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Leaving Eugene for a quick beach trip

Please!  Some explain why the hell Oregon beaches are flat. Like the tide comes up a few hundred meters? Strange. Anyways, I was born and raised in California and going to the beach was always just a part of summer. 428 more words

University Of Oregon

Canalicchio: 3 weeks in Umbria

While housesitting in Canalicchio, we took it easy, in some respects. We took car trips less frequently than we have in other areas, and I wrote no blog posts after the… 1,349 more words

House Sitting

Eat here: S.Forno Panificio, Florence, Italy (bakery)

S.Forno Panificio
Via Santa Monaca 3r, Florence

My auntie is a wonderful artist; she often travels to Italy to paint (because it’s impossible to not be inspired by such a gorgeous country), which means she has plenty of opportunities to find some real hidden gems. 461 more words


Gucci Garden

A few weeks ago, I was in Florence with my friends. We visited the Gucci Garden, which is an art exhibition for the brand. Gucci was established in Florence, which is why it is located there. 191 more words


Art History Appreciation

Art is much more powerful when it jumps from the pages of a book and you can enjoy it face to face. We found Masaccio’s masterpiece, The Holy Trinity, sitting quietly inside Florence’s Santa Maria Novella church, a peaceful and cool oasis from a crowded summer day in the city. 65 more words


La bella Italia

No matter how many times I visit Italy, it just never seems to be enough, as every experience I’ve had so far has left me speechless. 263 more words