Italy’s Land of Narnia

Narni: the real-life Italian town that inspired Narnia!

We have great fun asking kids, “Did we ever tell you about the day we went to Narnia?” Their wide-eyed astonishment is usually followed by, “Ha ha, think you can fool me?” But it’s true! We visited Narnia, right here in Italy!

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Travels, Mishaps and Retirement

We’ve been back home a month now, after covering nearly 1500 miles (2400 km) this summer. Only to end up falling down a step and spraining my ankle, and now I’m laid low with an icky cold! So I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s better for me to just keep traveling all the time. ๐Ÿ˜€ Or healthier, at any rate!

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The Giant, Odor-Free Minimalist Travel Towel,

Try the huge, but compact Turkish Peshtemal that only gets softer and fluffier with successive washings!

Do you have a problem with smelly towels? We always did, but no more! Over here, especially during rainy season, towels take a long time to dry. So unless washed after each use, they turn sour-smelling, and so unpleasant to use!

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One-Bag Travel: Packing List

My complete one-bag-travel packing list can help you travel super light. And yet never lack for a single thing!

In sharing why we Travel With Just a Carry-on each, I also shared that traveling so light seemed utterly impossible to me. And that’s because I’m the type of person who likes being prepared for anything and everything! An organizer and champion list maker, I’d jot down everything imaginable and drag it along. Only to realize that we never even used a lot of it! 

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How to Do Laundry Almost Free: Naturally

If you’re tired of sending money down the drain try soap nuts, the only 100% organic laundry soap that grows on trees!

According to statistics, an average American family of four spends around $185 on laundry detergent annually.ยน Add another $39 for bleach, and $66 for fabric softener. That’s a lot of money going down the drain. (No pun intended!) And it doesn’t even take into account the toll all those chemical products take on the environment. 

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Travel with Just a Carry On

Why exhaust yourself dragging too much stuff along? Regain freedom by traveling with just one carry-on!

Seeing how travel restrictions are easing in some places (and because we’ll soon be departing too) I’m dusting off my travel skills. Which means I’m pleased to present what I’ve discovered about carry-on travel!

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Italy’s Mud Volcanoes [Video]

Mud volcanoes, or mud domes, are pseudo volcanoes, as they are cold, do not produce lava and are not necessarily driven by magmatic activity. They are found in various parts of Italy and in most parts of the world including Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Various types exist and some are even artificial.

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