Tag Archives: Italy

Vacay in Meat Town

When I think of Italy, I think of Renaissance paintings, luscious wines from Chianti, Roman ruins, and Juliet’s balcony in Verona. I imagine Venetian gondoliers and margherita pizzas in Naples. Limoncello in Sorrento, and George Clooney on Lake Como. Imagine … Continue reading

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An armchair traveler goes to Italy

I think I like to read about other people’s travels almost as much as I enjoy traveling myself. Over the years I’ve accumulated a small mountain of books – in print, and on my Kindle – written about everything from … Continue reading

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What this is

I’ve been thinking a lot this week about what I’m doing here, and what it means to be a blogger. Blogger. The name still cracks me up. I am a writer and, thanks to this wonderful 21st century medium, I … Continue reading

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Pining for Europe

I have been sad this week. I couldn’t put my finger on it at first, but I finally decided that I am . . . Pining for Europe. This is the first year since Chris graduated from college that I … Continue reading

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Church of the Skeletons, or things to do in the Cinque Terre if you don’t want to sweat and hike

My first trip to Italy was on a Rick Steves tour called the “Best of Italy in 17 Days.” Tour participants flew into Milan, then traveled individually by train to meet the tour guide and others in the group in … Continue reading

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Places that call my name

When we start talking about travel, people often ask me which place was my favorite. Much like the Duggar family refusing to name the best kid in the bunch, I find it impossible to choose one favorite travel destination. I … Continue reading

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Top Five Reasons why it’s great to be an OLD traveler

How often does someone tell you, hey – it’s good to be old?! Well, I’m here to tell you that when it comes to travel, at least, this is definitely true. Here are my top five reasons why you should … Continue reading

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Souvenirs for everybody! Yay!

Do you like to bring home little gifts for family, friends, your hairdresser, your friendly mail carrier, etc., when you’ve been overseas? I love giving presents. Love it! If you love to give gifts, too . . . and if … Continue reading

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“Down Home” on the Amalfi Coast

Vietri sul Mare is known as the first (or the last) of the picturesque towns dotting the Amalfi Coast in southern Italy. It’s also one that isn’t as heavily frequented by tourists as destinations like Positano, Sorrento and the town … Continue reading

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Reasons to return to Rome, Part Four: Keyhole in the Green Door

One of the lesser known attractions in Rome involves the simple act of looking through the keyhole of an old green door. The door is located on a site that was originally a palace, then a Benedictine monastery, and then … Continue reading

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