10 Reasons to Love Sulmona

Posted: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 | Category: Travel Stories, Travel Tips, Travel Writing


Nowadays nothing but money counts: a fortune brings honors, friendships; the poor man everywhere lies low. — Ovid   My friend Novelia tells me that the tourists are finally coming back to Abruzzo. It’s been a long, cold, ridiculously snowy winter and she is ready for guests. Ready to make pasta. Ready to tour them […]

Still a Helluva Town

Posted: Friday, March 16, 2012 | Category: Travel Stories, Travel Tips, Travel Writing


They say life’s what happens when you’re busy making other plans. But sometimes in New York, life is what happens when you’re waiting for a table. — Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw   For those who don’t know, I’m a native New Yorker. Father born and raised in Brooklyn. Maternal grandmother born and raised […]

Believe It Or Not . . .

Posted: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 | Category: Travel Tips


I cannot make this stuff up. — Linda Jenkins   You’ve gotta love those wacky Brits! As I sat down with my nice cuppa this afternoon to read the latest issue of one of my industry newsletters, I was stopped by a headline that read, “ Stranger events in England UK.” Of course I read. […]