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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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Benvenuti! Welcome to Puglia! This fall (2016) and in 2017 we will once again be “Kicking Up Our HeelZ” in Puglia, the charming heel of Italy’s boot. This is the third in a series of Puglia PostZ which I published … Continue reading
When I first visited Umbria eight years ago and was told we were going to have a special local dish with truffles, I was expecting chocolate! It was then that I learned the true meaning of “black gold”… Fast forward … Continue reading
Venice and masks are inseparable. It’s impossible to visit Venice and not see shops filled with fanciful, fantastic designs. From the authentic, handmade papier-mâché versions to the cheap imports, they are delightful and fanciful. Historically, for centuries, they were not … Continue reading
This is the first of many strolls I’d like us to take together…let’s take our time and just enjoy the sites, shall we? * * * * * Cats in Rome… A Long History It’s hard not to notice the … Continue reading
When I contacted ItalyXP about being sponsored for a tour in Rome this fall (2014), I was quickly obliged. They had space on their 3-hour “Tour of Christian Churches and Basilicas of Rome”, a tour I was very excited to … Continue reading
Travel TipZ You Will Thank Me For! Whether you’re day tripping close to home, taking a long weekend or traveling afar for that long-awaited vacation, odds are that you’re planning to “do” and “see” something special, something that appeals to … Continue reading
Visiting A Buffalo Farm in Italy Do you love cheese? Do you love mozzarella cheese? Ricotta cheese? And have you had the exquisite pleasure of eating fresh buffalo mozzarella and ricotta cheese? I’m talking 12 hours from milking to plate! … Continue reading
Today’s SideTripZ is a personal observation. An observation about a fairly simple subject…taking a walk. Or is it that simple? Taking a walk can be incredibly pleasurable and rewarding or it can simply be a way to get from here … Continue reading
Italian Talks is a website/blog site sponsored by the luxurious Baglioni Hotels in Italy. On a regular basis they publish “Italian stories by true lovers of Italy” and on March 21, 2014,they published a story by this true lover of … Continue reading
Today’s Travel TidBitz: Don’t Let “What Ifs” Trip Up Your Travel Plans! “I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” – Mark Twain Thank you for joining me this morning! Tidbit is defined as … Continue reading