Category: Travel

1-Euro Homes, Building a Dream

Initially, I loved the idea of buying a 1-euro home in Italy and renovating it. Then I did more research and the charm wore off. Perhaps there is a better option for fulfilling my dream.

Rosa Parks. Almost Home

Naples is the last place I would expect to see something related to the struggle for Civil Rights in America. But there I was in the San Ferdinando district, admiring The Royal Palace from the 17th Century when inside the Courtyard of Honour was… Continue Reading “Rosa Parks. Almost Home”

Inshallah… Italy. Take 2.

Inshallah, if God wills, I am writing to you from Italy: the land I fell in love with at the beginning of Covid-19. This time, I bring a piece of home with me.

Tea, Travel, and Pie

Finding Home In Our Beloved and The Three Lessons That Pie Baking Teaches Us: A guest post by Kate McDermott, author of The Art of the Pie.

Muskogee, OK!

I always forget how beautiful Muskogee is. Great old homes. Sidewalks. Lush landscape. I may not be “an Okie from Muskogee” but I do like to visit! This was my first time trying the new “story” feature on WordPress and I don’t think it… Continue Reading “Muskogee, OK!”

When Life Throws a Curveball…

Sure, Italy was in lockdown. But the truth is, I was having a hard time understanding what that really meant. It’s hard to let go of our plans. When life throws a curveball, we still want to swing.

How My first Days in Italy During Covid Could Have Killed Me

When I arrived in Rome on March 4, 2020, I was excited. I was in Italy!! Despite travel warnings, I had not canceled my trip. Now, just to recap: when I arrived, Italy had the highest rate of Covid-19 infection in all of Europe.… Continue Reading “How My first Days in Italy During Covid Could Have Killed Me”

Transformational Travel

Transformational Travel, otherwise known as: My Hero Journey While Traveling in Italy and How I Found My Way Home.

Palermo, Capital of Sicily

I only spent one evening in Palermo, the capital of Sicily, despite spending eleven weeks in Covid19 isolation, only thirty minutes away. Palermo has a population of 673,000 – which to some folks may feel small. Certainly small compared to Rome or Florence or… Continue Reading “Palermo, Capital of Sicily”

The Bumpy Road Home, Part 2

Five airports, four flights, and three days to get from Italy back to Tulsa during Covid19. Here’s a quick snapshot of what that was like.

The Bumpy Road Home

Leaving Italy after four months during Coronovirus proved a bit more challenging than I expected.

Sicilian Roads

Sicilian roads are harrowing yet offer the most incredibly views. Ultimately, they have a lot to say about my own life and journey.

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