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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: Multi-Generational Travel
Father, Daddy, Dad, Papa, Pop…Sunday is HIS Day! “They say that from the instant he lays eyes on her, a father adores his daughter. Whoever she grows up to be, she is always to him that little girl in pigtails. … Continue reading
♥ 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
♥ I knew I had some roots in Tuscany in the hills of Garfagnana near Lucca but I didn’t learn the whole story until recently… ♥ We may not have much choice on how and where our story begins but … Continue reading
♥ 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
♥ 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
♥ 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
♥ 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
♥ 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
♥ 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
If you’ve been reading my blog and following along, you’ve probably noticed that I don’t really talk about “family friendly travel” very much but today I’m making an exception. Many families, including grandparents, are finding “multi-generational” travel to be extremely … Continue reading