How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Know David Sisco!

Posted: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 | Category: Travel Tips

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Save the Date: Friday, November 14 @ 8 pm Carnegie Hall. No, really!   Announcing an evening of American Song by David Sisco, which will lead off with a suite of poems called “Italianate”  written by somebody named Linda Dini Jenkins and sung by Baritone Michael Kelly. You won’t want to miss this spectacular evening of […]

House Hunters International Not: Our Adventure in #Sulmona

Posted: Thursday, June 26, 2014 | Category: Travel Stories, Travel Tips, Travel Writing

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Sulmo Mihi Patria Est. — Ovid, some time after 43 BC OMG — we bought a place in Italy! — The four of us, May 2014     First, Hannibal devastated the region around Sulmona, a tidy historical community of some 20,000+ residents tucked into the center of Italy’s Abruzzo region. That was back in […]

La Bella Figura

Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 | Category: Travel Tips

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Never wear anything that panics the cat.  — P.J. O’Rourke   The dress was sleeveless, a melon peach color with yellow polka dots the size of dimes all over it. Drop waisted, with a slight flair at the bottom. I felt like a princess in it. I wore it to New York City when I […]

Why Not Paris?

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 | Category: Travel Stories, Travel Tips, Travel Writing

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A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life. — Thomas Jefferson   It may surprise people who know me, and who know how much I adore Italy and how frankly miserable I am when I’m not in Italy, that my very favorite city is not on the […]

The Things I Carry . . .

Posted: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 | Category: Travel Tips

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 . . . with apologies to Tim O’Brien. His book, The Things They Carried, is one of my top five books of all time and has absolutely nothing to do with what I’m about to write.   It’s trip planning season again. At least that’s what all my travel blog colleagues are writing about in […]

2014 WINTER LECTURE SERIES AT THE PICKERING HOUSE

Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 | Category: Travel Tips

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Second Sunday Chowder & Lectures at Salem’s Oldest House Ed. note: I’m crossing over right now, folks, from my job as travel writer to my job as Executive Director of the Pickering Foundation in Salem, Massachusetts. I’m so pleased about the lunch and lecture series that we’ve put together for the Winter 2014 season, that […]

Mohonk (and More) on the Hudson

Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 | Category: Travel Stories, Travel Tips, Travel Writing

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I have an unusual relationship with the Hudson River Valley. As an adult living in New York City in the 1970s and ‘80s, the Hudson River formed the ever-present Western border of Manhattan. But even as a child living in the outskirts of New York City, the Hudson was still a presence. When life handed […]

Salem for People Who Eat

Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 | Category: Travel Stories, Travel Tips

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People who love to eat are always the best people. — Julia Child   The City of Salem, Massachusetts has an abundance of treasures: The House of the Seven Gables, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem Athenaeum, Phillips House, Ropes Garden, the Maritime National Historic Site, and (dare I say?) the Pickering House. Well, now you can […]

Umbria: Save the Date!!!

Posted: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 | Category: Travel Tips

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  Umbria: Food, Wine & Words  Eat, drink and find your voice in the “green heart of Italy”  May 30 – June 7, 2014   Join acclaimed travel writer and blogger Linda Dini Jenkins for a week-long adventure under the glorious skies of one of Italy’s most beautiful regions. This adventure is limited to eight […]

Parla italiano? You already know more than you think!

Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013 | Category: Travel Tips

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Twin words are the most valuable and overlooked gift in language acquisition. — Susan Elizabeth Nus   I love the sound of Italian. As I child, I could listen to my father and grandfather talk to each other for hours and never get bored. Sometimes, with the help of hand gestures, arm movements that took […]