You may be asking yourself, why Track Due? Seems like a strange name for a blog. Well, the meaning behind the blog name Track Due stems from a trip in 2007. I had just graduated from college and always knew I wanted to travel more. Alex had gone on an amazing backpacking trip 4 years prior when he graduated, so after a little planning, we decided to go travel Europe for 6 weeks that summer after I finished school. Alex quit his job and away we went. While I’m sure we will write more about the trip in general and all the amazing destinations we visited, then name of this blog comes from one place in particular…Cinque Terre, Italy.
Cinque Terre is still one of my favorite places, and I hope to be able to return someday. Memorable for the gorgeous blue waters of the Italian Riviera, the unique 5 towns nestled into the coastal hills, and the small train connecting them together. Speaking of the train…we have arrived at the point of the story. The origin of Track Due.
While in Cinque Terre for 3 days, we used the train multiple times to travel between the small towns. When waiting at the train station we would listen to the voice over the speaker announce the train arrivals and departures. Being a small train station, there were only 2 tracks and so over and over they kept announcing track 2, or in Italian track due (DOO-eh). We both repeated due because it was fun to say and it stuck with us to this day.
So, when the time came to name this blog, after considering all the basic names we could use we began reminiscing about our travels together and the name Track Due was born. All because of the train station in the beautiful Italian towns of Cinque Terre.