Traveling the Write Way, Part II

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


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


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


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


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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Aged to Perfection: The Wines of Antica Casa Vitivinicola Italo Pietrantonj

Posted: Friday, July 29, 2016 | Category: Travel Stories, Travel Tips, Travel Writing


  I like on the table,/when we’re speaking, the light of a bottle/of intelligent wine. — Pablo Neruda   If you’ve been to our house in the last three years, chances are you’ve had a glass of wine or two from the Abruzzese winery called Pietrantonj. Because three years ago is when we discovered we […]

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