Autonoleggio: The Worst Thing About Travel

Posted: Monday, July 10, 2017 | Category: Travel Tips

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No, no, no. There’s no such thing as cheap and cheerful. It’s cheap and nasty and expensive and cheerful ― Jeremy Clarkson   I’ve been traveling for quite a while now, and no matter where I go — Italy, the UK, France, Belgium, San Francisco — the absolute worst part of the trip is dealing with […]

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

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

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  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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