We are an adventurous married couple, a few years from retirement. Our passions include traveling, history, art, music, and food.

We live in Corvallis, Oregon, a beautiful university city of 50,000 positioned in the heart of the Willamette Valley, between the Cascade Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Our home is in the historical center of downtown, close to: restaurants, bars, shopping, the Willamette River, and the Oregon State University campus.

We chose Modica, in southeast Sicily for its excellent year round climate, rich cultural and historical attributes, baroque architecture, outstanding traditional Sicilian gastronomy (wine and food), friendly local people, and affordability. This City of 50,000 is ideally positioned to tour and visit Sicily. By car, it is within minutes of award winning Mediterranean beaches, and within a 40-mile radius of five UNESCO World Heritage cities (Modica, Ragusa, Scicli, Noto, and Siracusa).

Please feel free to explore our website, and contact us with any questions.