(Nearly) a Month in the (Old) Country

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017 | Category: Travel Stories, Travel Tips, Travel Writing

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I am not a great cook, I am not a great artist. But I love art and I love food, so I am the perfect traveler — Michael Palin   It keeps getting better, Italy. And I’m pretty sure that’s not just a comparison to what’s been going on in the good ol’ USA these […]

In Abruzzo: Arrosticini on the Range

Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | Category: Travel Stories, Travel Tips, Travel Writing

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This article first appeared in DreamofItaly.com   If you’re a fan of spaghetti westerns, you might recognize the location of Ristoro Mucciante, a barbecue-delipicnic spot on Campo Imperatore in the region of Abruzzo. This is the area Italians call “Little Tibet” because of its similar mountainous terrain, but also because of the geography of spirit that the area invokes. In 1970, Campo Imperatore […]

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Italia in 2018! Who’s in?

Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | Category: Travel Tips, Travel Writing

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I spent a college semester in a small town in Italy — and that is where I truly tasted food for the first time. — Alton Brown   Just a quick blast so you can start planning your 2018 Italian adventure with Travel the Write Way! We are planning two tours next year — as […]

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Happy Anniversary, Cucina Abruzzese!

Posted: Thursday, March 2, 2017 | Category: Reflections, Travel Stories, Travel Writing

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It was one year ago this month . . . First, a huge box arrived. It took two of us to drag it into the kitchen. Like the “important award” box in A Christmas Story, the box said in bold letters: FRAGILE. Only this box really was from Italy. Inside was a cornucopia of all […]

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Finding My Words

Posted: Wednesday, December 28, 2016 | Category: Reflections, Travel Stories, Travel Writing

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Writing about a writer’s block is better than not writing at all. — Charles Bukowski   It might seem strange to say that I have writer’s block when, for the first time in my life, I am in the middle of two manuscripts. One is a collection of poetry from my travels around Southern Italy; […]