On Italy’s Abruzzo coast, you can dine out on the open sea

The trabocco dinner might just be one of Italy’s best kept secrets.¬†That’s because you can only experience it while hovering over the waves of the Adriatic, out past the rocky shoreline in Abruzzo, the country’s least explored region. ¬† Luckily, I was able to visit the area recently and discovered that near the scenic town of San Vito Chietino (30 minutes from Pescara, 2.5 hours … Continue reading On Italy’s Abruzzo coast, you can dine out on the open sea

A Paradise Lost: House sitting in north Cyprus, Part 1

(Notes from my house sitting experience back in late 2011 through spring 2012) Karpaz is one of those places that many people have never heard of and will never see in its current pristine state. Even its geographical distance from the western world only underscores how distant our understanding is of truly untouched wildlife, of isolated and unspoilt nature. But it exists, here among the … Continue reading A Paradise Lost: House sitting in north Cyprus, Part 1