Stereotype: to believe unfairly that all people or things with a particular characteristic are the same. – Merriam-Webster online dictionary, http://www.merriam-webster.com The word “stereotype” is often associated with the negative and unfavorable parts of a culture or demographic. In Texas, for instance, the stereotype that everyone here openly carries a gun and when you visit … More Ma, è VERO! But, it’s TRUE!
Interview by Author, Susie Clevenger First of all I would like to thank Carrie Clevenger and Claudio Cocino for taking the time to sit down and chat. There is buzz about a movement started by Carrie and Claudio called #perchenovacanza (Why not! Vacation!) The philosophy behind it is to live and love loudly. Today you … More Once More, from the Beginning: Claudio and Carrie on International Friendship
Every story has its genesis and I am not able to tell this one without highlighting a significant friendship in my adventure. In the winter of 2009 I was wrapping up my first four months working in administration for a ballet company. I had some interaction with dancers, but nothing really personal. There was this … More Alberto, the First
I think a lot of people go on vacation and behave in ways they may not otherwise when they are home. I mean, you’re far away from home and “god can’t see you”. And this is true for me when I’m in Italy….to a degree. I don’t go visit and lose my shit and become insane, … More Things I Do in Italy That I’d NEVER Do in the U.S.
“There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t met yet” – W.B. Yeats Everyone needs an Italian Mama and five years ago I met mine. My very first Italian holiday was in the summer of 2011. Months leading up to my departure, I began to study all things Italian, learning a few sentences here … More Finalmente, Mama Cira