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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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Category Archives: The Savvy Traveler
You’re just back from a fabulous vacation! You had a great time…all the planning and expense was worth it – it was fun, rewarding, memorable, and everything you hoped it would be…Then why the heck are you so blue??? Maybe … Continue reading
Back in 2013, when I was anticipating my first trip to and tour in Puglia, I did a lot of research and published a series of posts which I called Puglia PostZ. This series was intended as an introduction to … Continue reading
Benvenuti! Welcome to Puglia! New 2017 Dates! May 26 – June 4 September 22 – October 1 Next spring & fall we will be “Kicking Up Our HeelZ” in Puglia, the charming heel of Italy’s boot. This is the second … Continue reading
Puglia PostZ #9 – Andiamo! Let’s Go to Puglia! Next spring & fall we will be “Kicking Up Our HeelZ” in Puglia, the charming heel of Italy’s boot. This is the 9th in a series of Puglia PostZ which I … Continue reading
PostcardZ from Victoria has hit a milestone… 100,000 page views! I know that some blogs get that monthly but, for me, reaching 100,000 is so gratifying! To think that you can share and communicate with people all over the world … Continue reading
🍷Along La Strada del Sagrantino in the Heart of Italy’s Green Heart🍷 It was poet Giosuè Carducci who gave Umbria the title, “green heart of Italy”. And for good reason… Umbria truly is a lush, verdant region literally located in … Continue reading
Why does the mere suggestion of considering a tour or a cruise turn so many people off when, as a travel planning option, they can offer the perfect solution? As a fairly seasoned traveler who has done both, enjoyed both … Continue reading
Did You Know that More Olive Oil Comes from Puglia than from Any Other Region in Italy? Puglia’s relationship with olive trees dates back 2700 years. 50-60 million trees (no one knows for sure) – including ancient, gnarled trees, called … Continue reading