No Kids, Will Travel

A Reason to Give

The season of giving is upon us, at least in western cultures, and we’d like to take a moment to promote some charities for their work in the developing world. UNICEF The first is UNICEF, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund. UNICEF believes that all children have a right to survive, thrive, and fulfill […]

Electric Art Outside Our Window

Energy Flow is a public art display by Andrea Polli and Ron Gdovic of WindStax, a Pittsburgh-based turbine manufacturer. We understand that of all the places in Pittsburgh a bridge named for Rachel Carson, an environmentalist who was decades ahead of her time, was the most appropriate. The installation of more than 27,000 multicolored LED […]

Expatistan: Cost of Living Index

Expatistan: Cost of Living Index

We think it’s pretty safe to assume our readers tend to be dreamers who are curious about the world. Maybe you, too, have dreamt  of a day when you can leave your life in the US behind and immerse yourself for an extended period of time in another place. If you already have, lucky you. Those […]

Top 5 Movies for Travel Escapism

The past week has been filled with emotional ups and downs for many American citizens. Here in the Changuris household we don’t hide that we’re pretty liberal, so the results of the election really disappointed us. We, like many others were, looking for an escape. No, not a move to Canada (although Amanda was one […]

Do You Have a Receipt for That?

Do You Have a Receipt for That?

We put a lot of things in our pockets, especially when we travel.  I find when we are unpacking and getting ready to do a post trip load of laundry that my pockets are particularly stuffed with receipts.  So with that in mind let’s take a look at some of the slips recounting the real cost […]

Inferno, Starring the City of Florence

Inferno, Starring the City of Florence

We know it’s more than evident, especially when reading this blog, we are obsessed with Florence, Italy. So when a major motion picture takes place in our beloved city we of course have to let our opinion be known. The film, Inferno, based on the book of the same name by Dan Brown, gave us […]

A Visit to the Past in Pompeii

A Visit to the Past in Pompeii

On this, our fourth trip to Italy, we started our planning with a mission: to finally make it to the city of Pompeii. The city was famously destroyed in the aftermath of an eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. It was lost, buried under massive amounts of dust and debris, until explorers rediscovered the […]