Ciao Bella! Italy Photos and Stories

From Australia we took our longest journey thus far to make an appointment we had with a choir in Italy. Two 10 hours flights with a 10 hour layover in China found us dazedly walking the streets of Italy in the springtime. We met up with Martha, Tom’s mom, who was on a choir tour. The three of us ate lots of tomatoes in various forms and visited some of Italy’s most stunning cities. We loved traveling around the taking Italy photos in the Spring.

A word on the leaning tower of Pisa. It really does lean even more than I ever expected. Also, watching all the people pretending to hold up the tower was just as fun as checking out the tower itself.

Italian springs include the most wonderful, voluptuous bunches of wisteria you have ever seen spilling off of nearly every balcony. The kind of wisteria that lies around indolently looking well fed and extremely satisfied. This Rubenesque wisteria has a way of making you think that a life filled with anything other than delighting one’s senses may be a life wasted.

We tried our best to emulate the wisteria while in Italy, but there are so many beautiful things to see we may have over-exerted ourselves. Luckily the never ending supply of delights to the eyes, ears, and of course mouths brought us ever closer to divine wisteria-hood. Some more of our favorite Italy photos.


I think of California as officially "home" but can usually be found a lot closer to the equatorial belt. After finishing a Masters program in 2011 I found myself trying to decide between a couple of different high-powered career options. I decided I wasn't quite ready to "grow up" and went with an entirely different plan which involved selling off everything I owned with my partner Tom and buying a one-way ticket to Colombia. Our plan was to travel "Till The Money Ran Out" and then go home to start our grown-up lives. Instead, we started our own app development company on the road and have been criss-crossing the globe, traveling, working, eating spicy food and refusing to "grow up" ever since. You can find me on Twitter, , Facebook or send me a message using our About Us page.

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2 Responses

  1. Shawna says:

    Coronado has been very productive! Great pictures.

  2. Becky LaBarge says:

    Hi Tom & Jenny – Please change my email address to [email protected] instead of .org. Your pictures are always beautiful. So many places we have been to as well and I always wish I were there again – you are doing it right! Congratulations to you both on your wedding. Aaron and I are heading to New York for a year on a contract and are going to try to live in the trailer at least until Dec 1. Love to you both, Becky and Aaron

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