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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
♥ 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
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