The 2015 Sweet Sulmona Tour: See what you’re missing?

Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | Category: Travel Stories, Travel Tips, Uncategorized

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History, food, architecture, more food and cooking in the green heart of Europe September 25 – October 4, 2015 It’s too late to join me on this small group adventure under the glorious skies of one of Italy’s most beautiful regions. But we’ll be going again in 2016. Hope you can come! Meanwhile, here’s what this […]

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Calling All Book Clubs!

Posted: Friday, July 24, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized

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Just a reminder that I’m available to come to your book club or community group (especially Italian-oriented groups) to talk about my book and/or my experiences as a traveler and travel planner in Italy. Here’s the scoop:   Readings & Presentations I’d love to come to your book group or other organization to discuss and read […]

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Campo 78 + Unbroken + A Box of Old Photos

Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 | Category: Reflections, Uncategorized

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I tried to be the perfect daughter, but my Daddy died anyway. — LDJ   That is a sentence that I have written before, but which has gone no place. I even tried it once in poetry: To my Father in Fiji, 1942   In this picture you are twenty The smallest in your unit […]

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There’s No Place Like Home Away From Home

Posted: Wednesday, July 1, 2015 | Category: Travel Stories, Travel Writing

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Italy will always have the best food. — Diane von Furstenberg It started out so simply: Get a few friends together and talk about Abruzzo. Let’s show them pictures of our apartment in Sulmona. And then let’s wow them with some food and wine from the region. Before you could say benvenuto, Vicky and I had […]

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