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Italian Castles and wine

My wife and I and our 1 month baby went on our first road trip as a family. We traveled from Nice France to Piacenza Italy. I drove, my wife was navigator and the baby was in charge of sleeping and screaming. To his credit, mostly sleeping. Thankfully the car is a natural sedative for babies. It was a pleasant …

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Ojai dream home with orchard

Ojai has a magic to it. It’s a 1 hour daycation from Los Angeles and has all the open space anyone can want. It’s a town filled with hippies and cowboys. If you want a small piece of it then I recommend buying this once in a lifetime Ranch that is currently for sale. Gemstone Ranch is 10 acres of …

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Across the world for love

I knew what I was getting into when I started dating the girl who would soon become my wife. She is a Parisian with an insatiable wanderlust, a potent combo. Sometimes we joke that we go to together like peanut butter and chocolate but if she is the chocolate then she is more like chocolate covered in Sriracha sauce. So …

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Evolutionary Shephard

One of my favorite persons is Luther Burbank. He was a botanist and inventor who had a lasting effect on the world we know today. You may not know the name but you know the fruits of his labor. The potato we know today is thanks to him, before he nurtured this species the were small and bitter. He was …

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An American Yogi in Paris

I recently took my first trip to Paris. I had been to France once before in Toulouse so I thought I knew what to expect but Paris was very different from any city I have been too. Paris is a work of art in and of itself. Everywhere I look sculptures rise up to meet the sky. Angels and iron …

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Angelica the sweet healer of Western France

During a weekend trip to Deux-Sévres in the West of France with Juliachou I stumbled upon a Medieval Permaculture wonder known as Marais Poitevin. This region is known for its angelica and goat cheese or chevre. The region is criss crossed with long sprawling canals filled with marsh water. The monks of a nearby Abbey carved the Marais Poitevin from …

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