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Living in Italy

What You Learn From Living In Italy

Stephanie Crosby | Posted 10.06.2016 | Travel
Stephanie Crosby

Life as an expat teaches you a lot about the new country you move to -- from the culture to the language -- but along the way you also learn a lot abo...

6 Reasons Italy Isn't A TOTAL Paradise

Lisa Condie | Posted 05.13.2015 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

A half dozen reasons why Italy may not be paradise, and a reminder that being an expat here, or anywhere else, probably isn't for everyone. For me, however, Italy remains glorious, and (almost always) worth the effort!

The Differences Between The U.S. And Italy From A Lover Of Both

Lisa Condie | Posted 03.30.2015 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

Cruising at 40,000+ feet above the Atlantic Ocean, I feel strangely at peace. Halfway between the two places I call home, I want to hover here for a while. It's the place where I don't feel torn, neither heading towards, nor leaving behind, the places and people I love.

How To Live Your Retirement Dream By Splitting Time Between Foreign Countries

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 07.14.2014 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

You don't have to choose a single destination for where to launch your new life in retirement in a new country. You can create a kind of cocktail of destinations, choosing to spend your time in not one place but a number of different places where you'd enjoy different weather, different lifestyles, different costs of living, different neighbors and different ways to spend your time.

3 Reasons This American Will Never Leave Italy

Lisa Condie | Posted 03.31.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

The title is probably an exaggeration. I most likely will live in the United States again. Statistically, very few expats live out their lives in a foreign country. Most, eventually, find their way back to the land of their birth. So let me just say that these are the top three reasons that I can't imagine leaving Italy... today.

It's The Holidays, But Where Is Home?

Lisa Condie | Posted 01.26.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

'Are you going home, or leaving home?' she asked, as she sat down in the seat next to me. My mind was miles away, (about 11,000 to be exact) studying the outline of the Wasatch Mountains from the view of the airplane window. Spanning almost 160 miles, they are the western most tip of the greater Rocky Mountains, and have served as the background scenery to most of the events in my life.

The 3 Life Lessons I Learned During My First Month In Florence

Lisa Condie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

When the taxi driver dropped me off at my new apartment, and I saw it was adjacent the Duomo, I was relieved. My sense of direction is questionable at best, so I knew this location was a stroke of good luck and perfect for me!