XpatAdventures.com is my personal blog about life as an American expat living in Lugano, Switzerland with an unusually large dog, Mufasa. It started as a way to stay in touch with friends and family when Mufasa and I took to the open road. I packed the car and we took off when life as we knew it came to an end in 2004. Before that, I was a stepmom living in suburban Colorado. A lot has happened since then. It was all very Under the Tuscan Sun.