Under the Tuscan Clouds

Under the Tuscan clouds. Yes. I know. It is supposed to be under the Tuscan sun, but if you saw the clouds the days I was in Tuscany, you would agree with the name change too. After an amazing day adventuring en route to Siena and the truly adventurous Context Tour in the city full of a caste of characters (more on that coming up in a separate post!), we once again left Florence and headed to … [Read more...]

Adventures In the Tuscan Countryside

Remember that trip to Tuscany I took that one time.  Yes, the one last year.... Well [more of] the posts are coming!  We returned home one year ago this week, so why not celebrate by letting the posts I wrote see the light of day! Many of the photos were taken by Mr. Misadventures and you can find his full Tuscany portfolio (and many other spots we have traveled to) on his site, Sel & … [Read more...]

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