Life comes in CANs, not in CAN’ts

In times of economic difficulties worldwide, we still believe that traveling should come as a CAN.

Because we are unable to help with airfare, we want to offer you hospitality:

Give us two hours of your time and we’ll give you one night in the Accidental Tourist headquarters in this Tuscan Medieval Villa. (Applicable to more nights).

It doesn’t matter if you are a lawyer or a welder, a secretary or an aerobic instructor, a comedian or a doctor:

To us, your time is equally worthy.

Here is how it works:

  • Tell us about you:

Are you a secretary? Teach us a useful program on the computer.

Are you a painter? Paint us a room.

Are you a writer? Write a piece about our home.

Are you a musician? Give us a short concert, we’ll invite friends over for dinner.

Are you a photographer? Take our family picture.

A carpenter? Help us finish up our deck.

A cook? A masseuse? A Gardener? All skills are useful.

  • Also let us know when you’d like to come and for how many nights.
  • We’ll arrange details, and make definitive plans.


  • You must be a current Accidental Tourist membership, just like for all our activities,
  • Check in after 4:00PM; check out by 10:00AM
  • See photos and description of our guest apartment: (accommodation will depend on availability)

You won’t forget the experience!

Majla, I hope this note finds you well.  As I look through old photos & reflect on this year, I realize that our day with you may have been our best.  It was beyond doubt the most meaningful to our daughter, Helen, about to leave for university. In a summer of tumult, she was so calm in your kitchen.  So present, so taken by the kindness.  She loved working with her hands.  I think something shifted in her brain, or maybe her heart.  When we left, she said to me on the walk home, “Steve is the happiest person I’ve ever met – She realized – he had designed his life. Lived as he wanted to live:  fully, with richness, beauty, and kindness.”  She saw a carpet of options unrolling before her. Her life would no longer be a box.
Finally, thank you for all you do to make this world a more beautiful place.  If you ever feel it goes unnoticed, it does not.  Your fingerprints are all over my child.

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