Hey All! If you plan to be at the annual BlogHer conference in San Jose this week, I wanted to invite you to stop by the WordPress/Automattic booth and say hello! We’re happy to chat with folks about WordPress of course as well as any related topics and just blogging in general. If you need help with your WordPress site, visit our Happiness Bar, or attend one of our mini […]
Posts on getting there, being there, and getting back home again. Oh, and also some tips on the logistics of travel as I discover new things that make travel more enjoyable.
On my last full day in Palermo, a few of us decided to visit the Capuchin catacombs, which play eternal host to preserved and mummified remains dating from the late 1500s to its last permanent resident from the 1920s. At some point, some monk concluded that a place full of dead people wasn’t disturbing enough and decided to arrange many of the bodies in ways that suggest they’re still alive. […]
One of the huge perks with my job at Automattic (to me) is the ability to travel to interesting and sometimes far-flung destinations to meet up with other Automatticians. Perhaps there’s something about getting together face to face with people I interact with on a daily basis at home but don’t actually see, or maybe it’s being in a foreign locale, or maybe it’s just that I genuinely enjoy being […]
These pics were taken in the charming seaside town of Cefalù – our last stop on our bus tour through the Sicilian countryside. The town is a picture postcard set (by Floridian standards) perilously close to the sea, old buildings hugging the coast in a half-circle on the sand. There’s an open area in the center-ish of town on a boardwalk of sorts where street vendors lay out their wares […]
During my recent trip to Italy, one of the excursions I was lucky enough to do was a day trip from home base in Palermo on the northern coast of Sicily to Agrigento, which is on the southern coast. Simply put, it was stunning. The views from the top of the hill were amazing…Greek temples set against a rolling hillside leading to patches of farms and then on to the […]
On Day 4 of our stay, my group was supposed to take a boat ride around the Sicilian coast, but the weather changed our plans to a chartered bus ride to Agrigento and Cefalù. No worries – even with the change in plans, it turned out to be an amazing day. Even the bus ride was great. All of us were snapping pictures left and right out the bus windows […]
I just got back home to the US after 12 fabulous days in Italy. Although I brought my journal with me, I didn’t write a single word in it. I know, I know. But the days were packed full and by the time bed time rolled around each night, I was exhausted. For the week I was in Sicily, I averaged 4 hours of sleep a night, so I have […]