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La dolce vita for me! And for you! Travel consultant, blogger, writer, tour leader & published author, I love sharing no-nonsense travel tips, advice and insights. Let's plan your next great trip, perhaps to Italy with me?!
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It’s 4th of July weekend and, on Monday, those of us in the U.S. celebrate our Independence Day… Three years ago, I published this post and, in light of all that has transpired in those three years, and particularly in … Continue reading
This Memorial Day weekend an Italian tradition, I Madonnari, has been celebrated with a festival in front of the beautiful “queen of the missions” in Santa Barbara. Read about this tradition, how it was revived and, if you can’t be … Continue reading
♥ ~ ♥ ~ ♥ ♥ “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… … Continue reading
You’ve probably never heard of the small town of Corigliano d’Otranto located near the town of Lecce in the Salento sub-region of Puglia. I know I never had and it’s another, among so many, appealing gems easily overlooked by travelers…
Finding kindred spirits on line (no, not match.com!) but on the social media platform has been and continues to be gratifying, enriching and so much fun! Read about how I met Stephanie Mayo, curator of Lady of the Zoos and … Continue reading
This is the first of many strolls I’d like us to take together…let’s take our time and just enjoy the sites, shall we? * * * * * Cats in Rome… A Long History It’s hard not to notice the … Continue reading
Today’s SideTripZ is a personal observation. An observation about a fairly simple subject…taking a walk. Or is it that simple? Taking a walk can be incredibly pleasurable and rewarding or it can simply be a way to get from here … Continue reading
March is National Women’s History Month and Today is International Women’s Day 2014 This year’s theme is Inspiring Change I’m all for that! Positive change, of course. Sometimes I can’t believe that we still have to talk about inequality – … Continue reading
When I travel I love researching the legends and stories of my destinations. Part of that is a curiosity about the origin of rituals, holidays, and traditions…in this case, Saint Valentine’s Day. * ♥ * ♥ * ♥ * No … Continue reading
Today’s Travel TidBitZ: An Indelible Memory on Veterans Day “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” – Cynthia Ozick Thank you for joining me this morning! Tidbit is defined as a morsel, snack, bite, … Continue reading