Travel writing

Travel Writing

On this site I collect stories, written by myself and others, about travel and expat life.

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Pienza landscape

Italy Retreats

Bella Italia! So many riches, so much history, so much beauty! What to chose? How to plan? Utilize my Italy expertise!

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Qatar Beach


A sampling of my published travel articles, and my award winning poetry

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About Chandi

Writer, Italy Expert, Foodie, and Florentine Renaissance Historian

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I have always loved Italy more than anything else in the world. I fell in love with the bel paese when I first went there in 1984. Since then, so many things about me have been Italy-related: Learning to speak Italian, running a business there organizing weddings; walking solo on Italy’s pilgrimage route, becoming a Renaissance historian, and leading retreats in Italy. If you’re planning a trip to Italy, I can help! Visit my Italy pages to learn more!

This website is also about travel writing, food, and history. Basically all things that I find luscious and want to share with others! On the Travel pages you’ll find a gathering place for my writing, and the writing of other travelers and expats as a celebration of the enrichment we receive through travel and living abroad. And if you love history and/or food, stop by those pages and share your thoughts, I’d love to hear from you!