While traveling to Africa, I glanced out the window of the Airbus 380 at the exact moment we crossed over from the Mediterranean Sea into Africa. Algeria was 39,000 feet below and the only thing to see was miles and miles of desert. For the next several hours, the view below changed from sand, to […]
Are you one of those people that loves to get behind the wheel of a car and go places? Does the thought of hours in a car excite you? And you look forward to practicing your Zen breathing while in traffic? Or are you someone who would rather leave the driving to someone else and […]
Just reading the word Tuscany brings up all sorts of things in one’s mind – red wine, charming villages and breathtaking scenery to start. And if you read “truffle hunt in Tuscany”, it takes that image of Tuscany and elevates it to a whole different level. Cate and Anne are two of my closest and […]
Starting with Ireland… Ireland had long been on my bucket list. March weather there is rather cold and damp, but I was going with my friend Joanne, a college professor who had spring break week off. So we packed our woolies, raincoats, gloves, hats and umbrellas and soldiered on. And the beauty visiting this time […]
FICO Eataly World, the big daddy of Italian food and drink is set to open in Bologna. FICO short for Fabbrica Italiana Contadina and Eataly will be the largest Italian marketplace and agri-food park in the world. “FICO-Italy for the world to see” is their tagline. Opening day is November 15th and I was lucky […]
Learning Italian has been my work in progress for many years. I can give a long list of excuses reasons why I’m not at the level I would like to be such as it’s not an easy language (14 verb tenses), type A personalities like myself want everything to be perfect before we even attempt it, it’s […]
All I knew was that I wanted to go to Sicily. It was at the top of my list of places to visit, but I knew traveling to Sicily wasn’t going to be like traveling to the rest of Italy. It’s big, has history spanning thousands of years and a train system that wasn’t going to […]
“You’re going where?”, one of our guests was asked by a friend. “Lake Como? Say hi to George for me (chuckle, chuckle)”. “No”, he replied. “We’re going to Lake Garda.” “Where’s that?”, responded the friend. Well, if you’re a regular reader of this blog, you already know that Lake Garda is the largest lake in […]
Mother Nature is a strange bird – one year ago the grape harvest was in full swing for our Prosecco Tour. This year, the long hot summer delayed the harvest a week which the experts say will make for an excellent Prosecco year. Seeing the vines full and heavy with juicy grapes ripening in the glorious Italian […]
The year I graduated from college and moved to New York, I had a fall ticket series to the New York City Opera with a work friend. I didn’t know much about opera and still don’t, but seeing the magnificent performances of Madame Butterfly and Tosca at Lincoln Center are forever etched in my memory. […]
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