Excuses, Excuses…

Adam Stonecastle | February 12, 2015 | Venice Bites Updates

“The computer broke. We lost internet for three months. All of our computer stuff was packed in a box we couldn’t find. We got terribly sick.” Oh, and of course, the ever popular, “We were super busy.” Hello, everyone. I bet by

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Thank You.

Maya Stonecastle | February 11, 2015 | Venice Bites Updates

I’m not Catholic, but I am a church junkie. I love wandering the hallowed spaces built by generations of men, hundreds of years ago, sometimes dying for their art or trade. I am humbled by these spaces — they are so grand,

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Why So Serious?

Adam Stonecastle | September 5, 2014 | Venice Bites Updates

We are moving to Venice, Italy. It is one of the most beautiful, romantic and culturally rich places in the world. By most people’s standards, it is considered a “once in a lifetime”, or “bucket list” destination, and we will soon call

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100 Days

Maya Stonecastle | August 22, 2014 | Venice Bites Updates

Today marks 100 days until we board that one-way flight to Venice.  100 days.  I remember when it was over a year, when we were just talking about it.  There seemed to be so much time ahead.  Endless time nearly (or so

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Checking Boxes

Adam Stonecastle | August 14, 2014 | Venice Bites Updates

  Decision made to quit our careers and move halfway around the world to start a new one: big check. Research new career: check. Get certified in said career: check. Buy airline tickets committing us to our predetermined move date: check. Find

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Wish Granted

Maya Stonecastle | July 31, 2014 | Venice Bites Updates

The apartment is ours. Thank you, once again, Saint Anthony, and to all those who have been following our journey thus far. We are blessed in so many ways. Thank you. Adam and Maya


Adam Stonecastle | July 20, 2014 | Venice Bites Updates

  By the time we arrived home from Venice, Maya had already enrolled us into Food Tour Pros. We had under a month before school started, so we set out to take some more food tours right away, so we could learn

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“Choose A Job You Love… You Will Never Work A Day In Your Life.” ― Confucius

Maya Stonecastle | July 10, 2014 | Venice Bites Updates

Once we knew we wanted to be walking food (and drinking) tour guides, I was off on a grand quest.  I was suffering from terrible insomnia — sometimes not sleeping for 72 hours straight — so what else does one do when

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Follow the Signs

Adam Stonecastle | July 4, 2014 | Venice Bites Updates

We talked about moving to Italy off and on, since that first trip in February 2012, always casually referring to the idea as hypothetical.  Each time, the same question would arise, “What would we do for a living there?”  We asked each

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The Fork in the Road

Maya Stonecastle | July 1, 2014 | Venice Bites Updates

  “If you don’t like it, it’s really okay — it’s not for everyone.” These were the words I spoke to Adam in February 2013, in advance of his very first trip to Venice, Italy. But inside, I was both nervous and

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