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The Bernina Express Railway is the only train to go up and over the alps rather than through them, negotiating 55 tunnels and 196 bridges during its four-hour journey

“I think I can, I think I can!” The mantra made famous by the children’s book, The Little Engine That Could, ran through my mind as the Bernina Express train climbed...

Ruins of the Roman amphitheater in the center of Saint Oronzo Piazza in Lecce, Italy

For some inexplicable reason, I had long wanted to visit the region of Puglia, Italy. Sometimes I can trace my chosen destinations to a travel article, a recommendation from a fellow...

I cannot cook. More accurately, I don’t cook. As a full-time traveler with no home, cooking skills are rarely necessary. However, with my nine year anniversary of being on the road...

Piazza Municipio and Town Hall in Noto, Sicily

In 1693, an earthquake decimated eight towns in an area known as Vall di Noto in southeast Sicily. In some cases, the damage was so severe that the original towns could...

Tiny stage at Teatro dei Pupi in Syracuse, Sicily

The clash of metal swords on shields reverberated through the theater. One knight fell, then another; but King Oberto fought on, determined to take back Holland from the Irish invaders. Olimpia,...

Ragusano, a type of stretched-curd cheese made with whole milk from modicana breed cows, raised exclusively of fresh grass or hay in the provinces of Ragusa and Siracusa, Sicily. It carries the label "Denominazione di Origine Protetta."

For someone with a cheese fetish, all of Sicily was heaven, but I found the the holy grail one morning in Syracuse while wandering through the fresh market. Tucked behind the...

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