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Our HelpX Group

Our Work Exchange Part 2

We arrived at our HelpX stay almost 1 month ago, and life in Italy has been good. We’re doing a fine job of enjoying the dolce vita (sweet life) in addition to working hard and seeing a lot of what Umbria has to offer. This has been a great work exchange and we’re incredibly grateful for the experience. From Farm …

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Jess and rooster

High Heels vs Chickens: The Lives we Lead

Yeah, I know it’s an odd title for a post, and no I’m not seeking some weird morbid revenge on the rooster that attacked me. I’ve been thinking about high heels and chickens because the time has come when Jon and I are thinking of our return home, what that will look like and what our lives will be like. …

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Perugia Italy

Perugia Italy

The other day Jon and I had the opportunity to trade some work hours at the farm in order to spend the day exploring Umbria’s capital city, Perugia, Italy. Aside from today (at the time of writing) it’s been a bit rainy, so working out in the gardens hasn’t been the most enticing prospect. Our hosts are both artists and …

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Montecastello from our farm stay vineyard

A Farm Stay in Italy

Jon and I have been in our little Umbrian paradise for just over a week now. Aside from somehow getting on the bad side of one of the roosters (who now wants to attack me), our farm stay in Italy has been everything I could have imagined it to be. We are living in a beautiful 12th century stone house …

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View of Rome

A Quick Trip to Rome

You may be wondering why these posts are always about a ‘quick trip.’ 2 days in Barcelona here, 2 days in Frankfurt there, 1 day in Nice, and now only 2 quick days in Rome. Why spend so little time in these magnificent places? I’m beginning to ask myself that too. But simply, at this stage in the game, it’s …

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St Tropez old port

Budget Travel on the French Riviera

Last post on France, I promise. I’m just feeling particularly prolific and I already know that there were be so much to talk about once we get out and about in Rome. I just couldn’t skip telling you all about visiting the French Riviera could I? Especially not when I’m sure I was the only person on the entire Cote …

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