Tag Archives: umbria
January 26, 2013

C’est la Vie: 2012 in Pictures

I’ve been meaning to take a brief inventory of the last year, my favourite memories and subsequently my favourite photographs. In chronological order, here is a visual recap of what was an incredible year including an itinerary something like this: Canada, Italy, France, Italy, France, England, France, Canada, France. Oh la la! C’est trop!   […]

May 24, 2012

A Sweet Education Abroad

I’m fascinated by all things international education, an industry I have worked in for nearly 13 years.  The movement of students around this globe is an incredible phenomenon – you will find Chinese students in Italy, Italian students in Spain, Spanish students in Canada, Canadian students in Australia, Australian students in Japan, Japanese students in […]

May 6, 2012

Oggi, io sono in Umbria! (or Today, I’m in Umbria!)

I’ve been in Bari, Puglia for 6 weeks or so, working on some projects and learning some Italian.  So far my language ability is limited to a few useful phrases such as “mi dispiace, non parlo italiano” (sorry I don’t speak Italian), “un cono con due gusti, per favore” (a cone with 2 flavours, please) […]

May 5, 2012

#TBUMBR, How Not to Speak Italian and Fantasy Music Videos

Here are a few things I found on the web recently that I think are share-worthy, fun and interesting.  Hope you enjoy too!  Happy Weekend! Italy Lately I’ve been following all things related to Umbria on the Blog and Travel Bloggers Unite (#TBUMBR on twitter). If you’ve never visited Italy or if you’re looking for […]

April 29, 2012

Travel Bloggers Unite in Assisi

I was fortunate enough to participate last weekend in the Travel Bloggers Unite conference held in the lush region of Umbria at the expansive Valle di Assisi Resort just outside of Santa Maria degli Angeli, Italy. The weekend was rich; full of relevant content, motivating speakers, vibrant people and endless Italian food, wine and espresso. […]

April 27, 2012

Brunello Cucinelli & the Beauty of the World

 “I feel responsible for the beauty of the world.” ~ Adriano, Roman Emperor & Humanist Brunello Cucinelli is an Umbrian icon; the creator of the classy and stylish Cucinelli cashmere collections headquartered in Perugia, Italy.  The Cucinelli philosophy was founded on beauty, supreme good as well as humanistic and local enterprise; providing an environment with […]

April 10, 2012

Travel Bloggers Unite, BlogVille and Other Great Reasons To Be in Italy!

As many of you know, I recently arrived in Italy to work on a few projects as well as attend some very exciting events promoting all the marvelous things that Italy has to offer.  So much to look forward to with the hopes of improving my Italian language skills along the way! To start with, […]