Language Lessons

Richard and I are currently taking Italian lessons in preparation for our upcoming hiking trip in Italy. Blame it on too many traumatic high school French classes...but Richard did need to be gently coaxed (read here: DRAGGED kicking and screaming) to join me in this course. Despite this initial setback, we are enjoying our studies, …

The Camino Trail: Convertible Pants, and other Packing Tips

I recently had a conversation with another hiker about convertible pants. Yup, the ones with the horizontal zipper (or Velcro strip) allowing the pants to instantly become shorts. Attractive, right?  She said that they are a fashion faux pas and must NEVER be worn….not even on the Camino. I said that I would not do …