10 Reasons Why You Will LOVE Coming to Italy with Victoria! #5

Let's Go to Italy Together!

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If you need another reason, here’s #5…

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10 Reasons Why You Will LOVE Coming to Italy with Victoria!

Let's Go to Italy Together!

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10 Reasons Why You Will LOVE Coming to Italy 

with

Victoria!

If you need a reason, here are 10, starting with…

Let's Go to Italy Together!

Reason #1 You’re a foodie, wine lover, and/or art and history buff…and you either love Italy and/or dream of going (back) to Italy!

Let's Go to Italy Together!

Reason #2…

Coming Soon!

Let's Go to Italy Together!

VV - apronI don’t need 10 reasons, I’m ready now!

I Want to Kick Up My HeelZ in Puglia with YOU!

I Want to Fall Under the Spell of the Italian Riviera with YOU!

I Want Help Planning My DREAM Trip to Italy!

 

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♦ More Travel Tips That You’ll Thank Me For! ♦

Let's Go to Italy Together!Once again, I’m “recycling” Travel TipZ  from the archives…

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I hope that you find this information helpful in your travel planning.

I love to travel but I know that it can be a lot of work, not to mention downright frustrating and overwhelming.  

My goal is to give you practical travel advice that will help you to have the vacation you deserve!

Please let me know if any of my tips and suggestions helped you in your travels and please share tips that you’ve learned along the way!  That said…

Here are a few more of my Travel TipZ that I know you’ll thank me for …

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Polignano a Mare Redux: Volare! Let’s Fly Back!

Let's Go to Italy Together!Did you ever feel “called” to go to or to return somewhere? Like some invisible and irresistible force of gravity was pulling you there? An inexplicable attraction, perhaps? Or perhaps, the enticing photos and a travel blurb that  just struck your fancy?

Well, the first time I saw photos of Polignano a Mare with its stunning whitewashed edifices and the dramatic cliffs and caves sculpted by the extraordinarily blue Adriatic, I was sold! I “knew”, absolutely knew, that I had to go there.Photo Victoria De Maio Continue reading

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♥ When a Rose is More than a Rose…♥

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“A rose is a rose is a rose” or so said Gertrude Stein. At least it’s attributed to her. It’s often interpreted to mean that things just are what they are…no more, no less…

However, in the case of a rose…at least in my case, a rose is much more than a rose… You see, Rose was my mother’s name and today is her birthday. ♥ Continue reading

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10 Reasons Why You Will LOVE Coming to Italy with Victoria! #4

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10 Reasons Why You Will LOVE Coming to Italy

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Victoria!

If you need another reason, here’s #4!

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This is No April Fool’s…but You Would Be Foolish to Ignore It!

Let's Go to Italy Together!♥ Italy and la dolce vita are waiting for YOU! ♥

April 10th is the Registration Deadline for two sensational and unforgettable Italy tours!

Let’s “Kick Up Your Heelz in Puglia” or

DiZcover Tuscany’s Treasures” Together!

Immerse in the local culture and lifestyle…sightseeing with local experts, fabulous accommodations, delectable traditional cuisine, wine tasting, cooking class(es) and more!

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10 Reasons Why You Will LOVE Coming to Italy with Victoria! #3

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10 Reasons Why You Will LOVE Coming to Italy

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Victoria!

If you need another reason, here’s #3 …

Let's Go to Italy Together!

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10 Reasons Why You’ll LOVE Coming to Italy with Victoria! #2

Let's Go to Italy Together!

 

Photo by Victoria De Maio10 Reasons Why You Will LOVE Coming to Italy

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Victoria!

If you need another reason, here’s #2 …

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Feeling a Bit Fool-ish Today? A Tidbit about April Fool’s…

 Thank you for joining me this morning!  Tidbit is defined as a morsel, snack, bite, treat, a small taste of something…a tiny little bit of information revealed…

**  Travel TidBitZ  for April 1st **

Feeling a Bit Fool-ish Today?

“Fool” is a noun (a simpleton, a dolt, a nincompoop), a verb (to trick, cheat, dupe) and an adjective (foolish, silly, goofy). Well, no one wants to be, do or appear foolish, but it certainly happens to the best of us, and not just on April Fool’s Day!

And, how did all of this foolishness start anyway?

Photo Credit: Museum of Hoaxes

Who knew? 20th Century French sent fish cards to their loved ones, as fish symbolized love and friendship.

Here’s one theory…April Fool’s Day has a long and involved history dating back to the middle ages and revolved around exactly when the first day of the calendar year  was actually celebrated. The Julian Calendar (established by Julius Caesar in 46 B.C.) made January 1 the first day of the year, but  several countries didn’t agree so by the middle ages the first day of the year was, well,  all over the calendar! Very confusing.

In the 16th century, the French decided to come on board and change their calendar from the end of March to January 1st as well. But those who refused to change had jokes and pranks played on them. A popular prank was to stick a paper fish to their backs (go figure!) – this prank, called Poisson d”Avril or April Fish, is still the French term for April Fools and, theoretically, a tradition was born.

Over the centuries the “tradition” of playing pranks and jokes has spread to many countries and are sometimes played on a mega-level. I can’t resist sharing one classic – the great 1957 Swiss Spaghetti Harvest hoax:

On April 1, 1957 the BBC broadcasted a three-minute segment about a bumper spaghetti harvest in southern Switzerland. The success of the crop was attributed both to an unusually mild winter and to the “‘virtual disappearance of the spaghetti weevil.’”

Yes, come people believed it: “Many called the BBC wanting to know how they could grow their own spaghetti tree. To this the BBC diplomatically replied, ‘place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best.’”

Hey, you can’t fool meI  know spaghetti doesn’t grow on trees, but I would guess that we’ve all said or done some pretty foolish things in our day? C’mon, admit it – one of those oh-no, uh-oh, expletive-deleted moments when you’ve unwittingly said or done something inappropriate, made a major booboo?

And when we travel, it can be a virtual minefield of potential foolish faux pas (missteps)!  How to sidestep them, so they don’t blow up in your face? Here’s help!

 Watch Your Step! 10 Faux Pas that Can Trip You Up!

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Have you ever been fooled or committed a foolish faux pas? Care to share?

Sources:

http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/

http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/archive/permalink/the_swiss_spaghetti_harvest

http://wilstar.com/holidays/aprilfool.htm

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