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SlowTrav Blogs

These bloggers run their blogs on slowtrav.com - from our Bustling Bloggers to oldies but goodies:

Italy Transportation Strikes - check this blog out before you travel to Italy to make sure no upcoming strikes will affect your travel plans.

Welcome back to Andasamo, who has revived her blog, Let us Go Then You and I!

Palma: Palmabella's Passions - Travel, Food, and Living Italian.

AnnieNC: Churches in Venice – Mosaics, Marble, and Miracle-Working Madonnas - Reflections about art, travel, sacred spaces, and labyrinths in Venice and beyond.

Andasamo: Let us go then, you and I - My mind wanders into Italy at every opportunity ... if only my body could follow more often!

Eden : Eden's Wanderings and Wonderings - Teaching, travels, and journey through life.

Amy: Destination Anywhere - Amy and her family travel regularly to Italy and France. Amy is a SlowTrav moderator.

Marta: Postcards from the Trail - A journal of travel, hiking and gardening. Drop in and see what is on tap for this year. Marta is a SlowTrav moderator.

Doug Phillips: To Slow Time Down -Pico Iyer said it best: "We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world .... And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again -- to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more."

Girasoli: Shave Ice and Gelato - Blogging about life in Hawaii, travels to Italy, and a little bit of baseball now and then.

MarciaB: Happy Trails For Us: My Reluctant Blog - “I have also been taking steps to keep records of our travels, from acquiring my own digital camera to asking for, and receiving, the generous gift of a light weight laptop computer. And where better to record this information than in a blog?”

Other Travel and Trip Planning Blogs

As the Seasons Change - Sharing thoughts about life, travel, cooking, whatever...

A Winelover's Wanderings - Life is too short to drink bad wine!

Best Trip Ever - Travel, food, cats, etc.

BJ & Alan's Adventures - Blogging about all their travels be it in North America, Italy or beyond.

Casey, Italy and Other Good Stuff - Jane from CA and her family lived in Italy for a year (2006 - 2007) but continues to write about daily life and travel.

Cindy's Baked Alaska - A blog about cooking, eating, and living in Alaska.

Florence for Free - Hannah and Meg share tips for exploring Florence and doing many exciting activities for free!

Follow my Bliss - Barb writes about life and travel.

GrapeHops - Shannon runs small group tours focusing on Beer, Wine and Food and blogging about their adventures.

Independent Traveler - Our member VT_Professor (aka Deborah Gruber), shares her independent, solo travels with you.

Italian Journals - Jim and Diana Zurer travel to Italy every year.

Jerry's Thoughts, Musings and Rants - JDeQ from Ontario shares his thoughts.

Keep your Feet in the Street - Blogging about cooking, wine, Italy, kids - whatever moves me that moment

Light is Sweet - former SlowTrav blogger, Andasamo, has struck out on her own following her life's passion, "traveling" down a different path.

Mostly Travel, Mostly the Facts - Andrew talks about his travel experiences with some variation

A Motorhome Journey in Europe - Tom and Judy (TominVB on the board) travel through Europe in a Winnebago.

Poptarticus - Shannon's Super Sexy Blog. Music. Travel. Randomness. And a Lot of Wine.

Those faraway places - Becky (aka lesrosiers) loves to travel, enjoys books, films, and foods that have the power to transport. Upcoming trips include Nepal and India, and next year (hopefully!) Italy.

Tightwad Travel - Dru shows you how to see the world on a shoestring budget without compromising comfort or style!

Traveling McMahans - The McMahans travel whenever possible, frequently to France.

Views from the Slow Lane - Pauline is blogging again about the Cotswolds and travel to Europe

What I Really Think - Kim's random thoughts about life, books, cooking, cycling and travel, to name a few.

Whistlestop Cafe Cooking: Bugalu's Blog

Living In Italy / Life in Italy Blogs

These bloggers are living in Italy and writing about it or planning a move. Most of them are members of the Slow Travel Message Board.

2 Baci Living in a Pinon Tree - The travels, adventures, foibles, and other stories of two New Mexicans living in Italia.

2Italy - Bryan, Valerie's husband, blogs details of living in Italy.

Art and Barb Live in Italy! - Barb and Art moved from the US to Umbria in 2003.

Un' Americana a Roma - Not your average American girl in Rome.

Bleeding Espresso - Michelle, an American, finds love, her roots, and a coffee addiction in Southern Italy

Living Venice Blog - Nan, an American living in Venice and author of "Italy: Instructions for Use", with Venice instructions, and some miscellaneous travel tips.

Over a Tuscan Stove - Judy (Diva) from Divina Cucina about food and life in Italy.

Siena to Florence to Paris to Maine to Paris - A change of place, a change of pace, a change of life.

Stew's Italy Blog - Stew and his wife live in Maine and in Panicale, Umbria.

Stranitalia - Sari Gilbert's take on Italy's politics, economic and social developments.

Tuscan Traveler - Living life in Florence Italy.

Wandering Italy - James Martin, who hosts Europe for Visitors from About.com, is blogging about the Lunigiana region, in northern Tuscany.

Weird Venice - SharonZ, Venice is so much more than feeding pigeons in Piazza San Marco Square or paying too much money for a short gondola ride. Venice is weird....

Italy Essays

Don't forget to check our Travel Stories for all of our Life in Italy essays.

Living In France Blogs

These bloggers are living in France and writing about it or planning a move.

Frenchless in France - An American married to a Frenchman and living in Provence.

Living the life in Saint-Aignan - Ken's (ckenb) day by day in France's Loire Valley.

Postcards from Paris - Figé (Angie Brooksby), an American-born professional artist that lived in Florence, Italy for 21 years, moves to Paris.

Living in the United Kingdom and Ireland Blogs

Autolycus - Life in London, England (PatrickLondon).

Living in Spain Blog

Azahar - Writes about living in Seville

Living in the Rest of Europe Blogs

In Search of Dessert - Jessica, an American with a Swiss husband, living in Neuchatel (Swiss Romande).

Other Websites for Trip Reports

Don't forget our Slow Travel Trip Reports.

Personal Trip Report web sites: Links to web sites of slow travelers who run their own sites.

Slow Photos: Photos from other Slow Travelers.

Slow Travel Get Togethers: Photos of our GTG parties!

Slow Travelers' Websites

These websites belong to members of our message board.

penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/: Bill Thayer's personal web site contains many years of trip diaries (mostly to Italy).

www.wired2theworld.com: Travel, around the world.

Knowmark Unlimited: Trip reports from Steve and Susan from Canada.

Steve Cohen and Pauline Kenny: Pauline's personal site with photos of New Mexico.

www.janeandken.com: Jane's trip reports, recommendations and photos from Italy and other destinations.

Photography Collections

wasleys.org.uk: Eleanor and Michael document their years of travel with lovely photos and details. You can also read about their travels here.

www.jczinn.com: Janet Zinn travel photos (many of Italy).

Slow Travel Community Photos: Slow Photos, where the Slow Travel community posts their photos.

Pauline's Slow Travel Photos: My photos to illustrate the website.

What are Blogs?

Blogs are online journals that people keep while traveling or making travel plans. Once a trip is over, most people turn their blog into a trip report.

SlowTrav Gold Star members can have their blog published to SlowTrav, but anyone can blog for free - check out www.blogger.com or www.typepad.com.

Read more - I want to run my blog on slowtrav!

Inactive SlowTrav Blogs

KateG: The World is a Book - Writing about: Family Travel, kids, places, food…

Lisa: Life is Good ... Let me tell you about it - Blogging about travels and life.

Debbie: Food, Fun and the Southwest Sun - annual trip to Puerto Penasco, plus travels to California and Spain.

Teachick: Persnickety Tutu - One chick, two cats, many tales.

Deborah: Old Shoes, New Trip - When we're not on a trip, or recovering from a trip, we're planning our next trip. That's why the title, I'd rather have old shoes but be planning a new trip!

MaryT: Reflections on My 40 Years in Umbria - From Long Beach, California to Umbria - An Exhilirating Adventure!

Candi: Candi's Corner: Wanderlust and Passions - Candi writes about her life around the country, travel, hobbies and family.

KHB: In and Out of the Garden - Cooking, Traveling, Gardening.

Ggirl2: My Take on all Things Moldovan - A Peace Corps Volunteer's Adventures While Living and Volunteering in Moldova.

Sandrac: A Journey of 1000 Miles … Begins With too Much Luggage - I love to travel. I also love to write, so here's my attempt to combine the two. You can find Sandra now at her new endeavor, Leaping Without a Net.

Pomodori e Vino - seven home cooks worked their way through every recipe in Marcella Hazan's Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking.

Jo & Den : Live, Love, Eat and Travel - "We thought we were content to take two beach vacations a year and just relax in the sun for a week at a time. Well, discovering Europe made us want to see more."

Sherri: As The Seasons Change - Sharing thoughts about life, cooking, travel, whatever.

Maria I: My place in the Sun - A photo journal of a former islander living in the Sonoran desert.

Robert: Beyond the Lunatic Fringe - Travels with Robert as he runs and hikes his way around the globe.

Susan & Arnie: Susan & Arnie Travel - Susan & Arnie's Excellent Adventures.

Jamiem: Jamie & Henry's Holidays, Cruises & Travel - seeing the world together on holidays, cruises, expeditions and more.

Chiocciola: Home is where my bed is - I am a traveler who feels at home in many places - as long as I have a comfortable place to put my head down.

BGE: That's my story...and I'm stickin' to it! - Bits and bobs of a life well-lived.

Trish: Escape from Grey Gardens -A travelblogue in which we flee Grey Gardens in favor of France and Italy.

Kaydee: The Trail's Our Thing - Kathy blogs about her family's travels in Europe and occasionally about her life in the USA, too.

Kaydee: Our Grand Tour of EuropeKathy (Kaydee), Charley and daughter Kelly spent 14 months traveling and living in Europe, June 2004 - August 2005.

Pauline: Views from the Slow Lane - Trip planning, travel other Slow Travel things. Pauline is the founder of the Slow Travel site.

Chiaro di Luna: Chiaro's Travel and Photo Blog - Traveling to Rome, Siena, Bellagio & Milan Italy in September & October 2008.

DavidX: Crossroads – Plans, thoughts and travels.  David has contributed many trip reports and google maps to Slow Travel.

Romes Roams: Girls Gone Abroad - Three Colorado girlfriends experience France for the first time in Paris, Nice and Le Luberon.

Chris: The Best Trip Ever - Chris was a SlowTrav moderator emeritus and has just returned from her Spring 2008 trip to Paris.

Slow Travel assumes no responsibility for information published in private blogs whether they are published on the SlowTrav site or off-site.

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