Posts Tagged“tuscany”

The thing that makes me sad about travel is that, once I return home, I can’t have those same experiences. I’ll never find a French baguette in the US that rivals that which I found at even the most out-of-the-way bakeries in France. My pesto, though pretty darn good, will never be as magical as the one I made in Genoa. The light will never be as golden in the evening as it is in Provence. And yet I constantly seek pockets of place and experience that give me at least a taste of those memories. A Little Dolce Vita…

When Lisa Hampton, yoga instructor and founder of Mindful Fitness in San Diego, announced that she was holding a weeklong yoga retreat in Tuscany a year ago, my immediate response was “yes!” I didn’t know Lisa very well, having taken just one day-long retreat at Keys Creek Lavender Farm with her, and I didn’t know if I could afford a week in Tuscany, but I knew I had to make it happen. I don’t think she believed I was serious, because when I sent my deposit a few months later, she seemed surprised. When I signed up for the retreat, my…

In just a few weeks, I will be in Italia, land of lovers and linguine. The first week, I will hike the Dolomite mountains with my friend, Debbie, then will meander on my own for a few days (location TBD at this point), then spend a week at a yoga retreat. I’ll round the trip out by connecting again with Debbie (and a friend of hers) as well as Cordula, my long-time friend from Germany in Venice for a few days. Whew! What a trip. And so as the clock ticks, I make packing lists of what essentials to fit in…