In his September Out of Bounds column, "The Italian Job" columnist Eric Hansen tries to convince us that he did not waste our money on a trip to Italy, where, as near as we can tell, he just downed Chianti and gelato. Hansen reads his story, talks in a podcast interview, and shares his photos here.
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Podcast: Q&A with Eric Hansen
Hansen dishes the coveted Out of Bounds gig and how he ended up over 100 miles from where we sent him for the September column, “The Italian Job.” Plus, he hashes it out with his buddy J.D. on what went wrong on the trip and how their friendship was saved by the power of gelato.
Podcast: The Italian Job
We sent our wayward columnist to row a boat in Cinque Terre and all we got was this lousy letter, read by the author.
Gallery: The Italian Job
Five idyllic Italian towns, the beckoning Mediterranean, somnambulistic buddy in tow, Hansen botches a no-brainer assignment, but good.