Southern Italy? Try our “Taste of the Mezzogiorno” tour

Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | Category: Travel Tips

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May 2 – 11, 2017 A fantastic 8-day journey to three select Southern Italian cities We’ll spend three nights in Sulmona for a true taste of Cucina Abruzzese, while we eat and drink from the local bounty, explore medieval hill towns and cook arrosticini on the plain in the shadow of the Gran Sasso.   Then we’ll drive down […]

Traveling the Write Way, Part II

Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2016 | Category: On Writing, Travel Tips, Travel Writing

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The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea In a beautiful pea-green boat, They took some honey, and plenty of money, Wrapped up in a five-pound note — Edward Lear A word about journaling in poetry With the 2007 publication of the anthology Deep Travel: Contemporary American Poets Abroad, interest in travel poetry has increased in […]

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Traveling the Write Way, Part I

Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2016 | Category: On Writing, Travel Tips, Travel Writing

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I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train. — Oscar Wilde Where do you go? Are you drawn to big cities, wildly rural areas or something in between? Is it the hustle of a busy metropolis or a calmer, slower pace that calls to you? And […]

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A Taste of the Mezzogiorno — May 2-11, 2017

Posted: Monday, September 12, 2016 | Category: Travel Tips

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If you’ve got a plot the size of a car or a tiny yard in Italy, you’re going to be growing tomatoes and basil and celery and carrots, and everybody is still connected to the land — Frances Mayes May 2 – May 11, 2017 I am so pleased to announce the dates for a […]

Discover Italy with Lonely Planet’s New Guide

Posted: Thursday, August 18, 2016 | Category: Travel Tips, Travel Writing

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If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there — George Harrison   There are a lot of guide books out there, but I have always liked what Lonely Planet guides have to offer. The company was launched 40+ years ago by two crazy kids who got married and, for their […]

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