The roller coaster of emotions over the past year has been full of ups, downs, sharps turns and plenty of corkscrews. As an eternally optimistic person, admittedly, it’s been hard to find the light at times. There have been bright spots; however, the past two versions of lockdown hit harder.
With fitness centers closed, trying to get a good cardio workout in can be a little challenging. If you’ve got children at home with you, it can seem almost near impossible.
Living in Europe, it is easy to taste the world. International cuisines are at your fingertips around every corner. Finding a favorite food among the countless meals might be difficult, but falling in love with the Italian Caprese salad is not as hard.
Across northern Europe, the crops have been sown in the fields, and soon we’ll be feasting on freshly-grown fruit and veggies such as new potatoes, crisp radishes, asparagus and strawberries.
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While traveling afar remains a distant dream, daily walks through town and the neighboring fields and forests will have to stand in for more exotic experiences.
Having a meal or two at a nice restaurant in tourist destinations are nice.
Now that the days are warmer and brighter, ventures into the great outdoors are something we can all embrace. Another small but sure way to step over that winter/summer divide?  Indulge in your first gelato of the season.
One of the great things about a posting overseas is the chance to see and observe how things are done in countries much different from our own.
When in my travels I make new friends, I’m quick to ask them all about their home towns and what there is to see and do there. One of my latest acquaintances happened to hail from Treviso. When I grilled him about his city’s claim to fame, he revealed to me it’s the birthplace of tiramisù.