One year ago this blog came to life. After several years of sending group emails home with tales from our travels via bicycle, we were pushed, I mean encouraged, by those far more tech savvy than I, to embrace technology and Travel Tales of Life was born.
On departure for Slovenia last fall this blog had 30 followers. Most of these were blood relatives who were forced to sign a contract that they would only make favorable comments.
Now one year later, our plane for the flight to Rome may need to be a bit larger. We are so truly grateful for all of the mentoring, kindness and support given to us over the past 12 months. All cheerleaders, or even curious onlookers, are invited to come along or drop in for a visit along the journey. Frankly Hubby could use the help pushing me up the Tuscan hills.
Friday and Saturday will find us flying across the pond. Thankfully we will miss Iceland whose volcano spewing ash almost stopped our first Italian cycling trip five years ago. Hubby has put together these fabulous maps so you won’t get lost and neither will I. That’s the hope anyway.
1.Rome 2.Pompeii 3.Positano 4.Cortona 5.Montepulciano 6. Bagno Vignoni 7.San Casciano 8.Sorano 9.Orvieto 10. Camogli 11.Nice
Our plan is to post live during the trip. Experienced bloggers out there are likely shaking their heads in despair at the utter nonsense of such a thing. Finding Wifi in itself while traveling resembles an Olympic sport.
The origin of our storytelling began in sharing the moments of adventure with those who may or may not want to suffer, I mean experience, a similar journey in real time. We want to remain true to that.
4.Cortona 5.Montepulciano 6. Bagno Vignoni 7.San Casciano 8.Sorano 9.Orvieto
Prepare to cringe at spelling errors, punctuation acting as though possessed by the arch enemy of all English teachers and photos delivered unedited. I’ll do my best not to sweat through your computer screens but that’s not a firm promise.
May you love Italy as much as we do. Our goal is to post once at each of the 11 stops along the way. Possibly more, perhaps less depending on the mood of the goddess of internet connection.
My ancient brain has been leaking out my ears working so hard to learn about this social media business. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter where we will have daily photos of the antics. Do check us out. I’d hate to think all those brain cells were wasted in vain.
For those of you who see me at your own blogs, my visits will become sporadic for the next few weeks. Know I will be keen to catch up with your news on my return to Canada.
See you in Italy!