Live Better

Stories about β—‹ Family β—‹ Friendships β—‹ Work β—‹ Sex β—‹ Death β—‹ Travel β—‹ Culture And anything else that make life better

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Food for Thought

Gioacchino Rossini, the Italian composer famous for The Barber of Seville, wrote once that appetite is to the stomach what love is to the heart. If that’s trueβ€”and I have every reason to believe it isβ€”then Sicily is both Demeter’s fork and cupid’s arrow. You

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Here With You

There is a lot of value in just cutting to the chase, saying what you have to say and then seeing how things go from there. After all, we all have shorter (and more ignitable) attention spans these days...So, here goes: In making that video, or really, even before,

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Why 30 Days Abroad Was No Vacation and Why Coming Back Was No Homecoming

The disposable gloves, the hand sanitizer and disinfectant, the blue surgical face masks (eventually replaced by colorful, but less effective, cloth-covered ones), the fear of touching and the worry of not touching, the isolation and six feet of space and a good attitude were all you needed. For the attitude

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What the road says about longing and why we should listen.

While in Sicily we developed this habit of taking short videos from the passenger seat of the roads we were traveling. We had no intention behind it, other than perhaps we believed that this journey and our time alone together, on these particular roads, would lead us to somewhere special.

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Conversations

Enjoy this short video (and bloopers) of our recent conversation about travel. Read the full interview on our post titled, Essential Sicily.

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Essential Sicily

In Franca's Words: When travel becomes less about filling every moment with purpose and more about finding purpose in every moment.