Category Archives: Inspired Travel

We ♥ Puglia! (And YOU Will, Too!)

♥ This fall Cathleen, Jan P., Yvette, Deborah, Jan O., Patricia, Sonia and Joe joined me and my Puglia Partners, Yle & Michele and team for 10 fabulous, fun, delicious days… …and they truly fell “head over heelz” for Puglia, … Continue reading

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♥NEW! Sweetheart Deals for Italy in 2018♥

♥ ANNOUNCING!! ♥ ♥ Early Bird “Sweetheart Deals” for Italy in 2018 ♥ ♦ Puglia ♦ Italian Riviera ♦ Sicily ♦  It’s time to plan your amazing, fabulous, delicious, trip-of-a-lifetime trip to Italy! And I’m here to help! Partnering with … Continue reading

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◊ In Search of Salvo in Sicily! (Montalbano, Of Course!) ◊

Join me as I go hot on the trail of the elusive Inspector Montalbano… It’s no mystery that I am and have been an avid fan of Andrea Camilleri’s engaging Sicilian inspector, Commissario Montalbano, since 2007. Then, while visiting Siracusa … Continue reading

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♦ October = Italian-American Heritage Month ♦

♦ Their Story is My Story ♦ “We all grow up with the weight of history on us.  Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell … Continue reading

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♦ More Bordeaux…Merci, Uniworld ♦

♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ OOOOlala!!  Magnifique! Fantastique! Merveilleux! Délicieux! The past weeks have been …practically indescribable! Starting with a visit to Sauternes… Visiting biodynamic Chateau Guiraud for an informative tasting, then on to Chateau Royal de Cazeneuve where we … Continue reading

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♦ Bonjour from Bordeaux! ♦

 ♦ ♦ ♦ All aboard! ♦ ♦ ♦ Oui, I’ve been on board the River Royale with Uniworld as we cruised from Bordeaux, France, along the Garonne, Dordodogne and Gironde for 8 glorious days… Before the cruise I spent several … Continue reading

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♥ Countdown to Buon Giorno, Italy! (Again!) ♥

Who said 13 isn’t a lucky number? In September, after my time in Bordeaux, France,  I will be on my way to my beloved Italy for the 13th time and, for the 7th time, to the region of Puglia.…

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Countdown to Bon Voyage & Bonjour, Bordeaux!

♦  ♦  ♦  ♦  ♦  It’s almost time… in a few weeks I’ll be heading to Bordeaux, France for the first time! ♦ I’m thrilled about this opportunity to experience Bordeaux with its spectacular historic sites, cuisine, wine, châteaux, vineyards…and … Continue reading

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Spanish Garden Inn: My Heavenly Stay-cation in the Heart of Santa Barbara

You can live in a place and drive by a place for virtually years and never think twice about it, never really pay attention…until you get a request and opportunity to take a closer look… When opportunity came and I … Continue reading

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♦ Floating in Luxury with Uniworld…♦

♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Ooolala! In a few short weeks I’ll be arriving in Bordeaux, France, for the very first time. I simply cannot believe that it has been eight (8) years since my last visit to France…mon Dieu, … Continue reading

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