Category Archives: The Savvy Traveler

♥My Valentine to You? A Sweetheart of a Deal♥

♥ You’ll Say “Grazie!” ♥ From now through Valentine’s Day you can still purchase my book  on AMAZON for ONLY $9.99 for the paperback and $3.99 for the Kindle version!! ♥ Over 400 Italy travel tips for ONLY $9.99? Si! … Continue reading

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♦Turning the Page on 2016…Hello 2017!♦

Looking back on 2016, WOW! What a mixed bag – on all levels! A roller coaster ride of  blockbuster proportions on some fronts – personal and global… Changes, upsets, upheavals, progress, set backs, surprises…letting go and embracing and … reunions, … Continue reading

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♥ My Italian Journey: Sicily Road Trip #1♥

♥ Sicily Road Trip – Part 1 ♥ “Sicily has suffered 13 foreign dominations from which she has taken both the best and the worst. The sequence of different cultures has made Sicily a fascinating place, quite unlike any other.” … Continue reading

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♥ My Italian Journey: More Tuscany ♥

♥ La Dolce Vita Loves Tuscany! ♥ “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” – Thomas Merton Is it possible to ever get enough of Tuscany?  As I come to the last few days … Continue reading

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♥ My Italian Journey Returns to Tuscany ♥

♥ La Dolce Vita Loves Tuscany! ♥ “The charm of Italy is akin to that of being in love.” – Stendhal Starting in Florence, the “cradle of the Renaissance”, let’s take walks and explore the picturesque hill town of Siena … Continue reading

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♥ My Italian Journey: La Dolce Vita in Liguria! ♥

♥ More La Dolce Vita from Liguria! ♥ “What is the fatal charm of Italy? What do we find there that can be found nowhere else? I believe it is a certain permission to be human, which other places, other … Continue reading

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♥ My Italian Journey: Loving Liguria! ♥

♥ More La Dolce Vita from Liguria! ♥ “He who has been in Italy can forget all other regions. Who has been in Heaven does not desire the Earth.” – Gogol Exploring Genoa and the Italian Riviera: Portofino, Cinque Terre, … Continue reading

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♥ My Italian Journey Begins in Liguria! ♥

♥ La Dolce Vita from Liguria! ♥ “Thou Paradise of exiles, Italy!” – Percy Bysshe Shelley Genoa and points east and west in the Italian Riviera:  Riviera di Di Levante including Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure, and Camogli… Riviera di Ponente … Continue reading

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♥ My Italian Journey Begins…Sneak Peek Preview! ♥

♥ Sneak Peek: Scouting with BeautifuLiguria ♥  After many months of planning, I am in Genoa! It’s my first time in “la Superba” and I’m thrilled to be “scouting” with my tour partners, BeautifuLiguria. Emanuela is introducing me to the … Continue reading

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♥ My Italian Journey: My Tuscan Roots ♥

♥ La Dolce Vita Returns to Her Roots ♥ “Where you are is who you are. The further inside you the place moves, the more your identity is intertwined with it. Never casual, the choice of place is the choice … Continue reading

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