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Cinque Terre Cooking School – A Review

 Monterosso, Italy   Jul 12, 2017    By

If they ever made a cooking reality show for bumbling, brainless chefs, I might just win. In my life I’ve been fired from two fast food jobs, and been ‘politely removed from the schedule’ at another. I was also a failure as a coffee barista and a dishwasher, before I luckily found my calling in […]


Moving Pictures – Cinque Terre, Italy

 Monterosso, Vernazza, Italy   Jun 23, 2017    By

Translating to ‘Five Lands’, the Cinque Terre offers breathtaking coastal views and a mildly challenging hiking trail that connects five quaint, Italian towns. The first part of the Monterosso–Vernazza hike is the most frustrating, as the uphill trudging will have your glutes screaming. That’s where a saxophonist decided to place himself, allowing the hikers a […]


Moving Pictures – Monterosso, Italy

 Monterosso, Vernazza, destinations   Mar 22, 2016    By

I remember taking a break-dancing class as a kid in the early 80s…I was terrible at the backspin! Back in college I played bass guitar in a hip-hop band. We had the works – DJ, multiple MC’s, wildstyle graffiti artist…and break-dance specialists. Little did I know that my trip to Cinque Terre in Italy would […]


Beautiful Monterosso…

Italy Monterosso, Italy   Jul 14, 2014    By

This was a very different trip for me. Instead of going to a big city, I settled on the Cinque Terre, a collection of five villages on the Italian Riviera connected by a coastal hiking trail. Monterosso was where I decided to base myself, and it ended up being my favorite of all the villages, […]