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Archive for October, 2017

Do it well, one time!!

If you’re following me on Facebook then you’ve probably noticed that I am back on American soil this week, in South Carolina. For some reason everything I do lately is all about the south, no matter which continent I’m on. The more I travel though, the more certain I am that this is precisely where I am… Read More »


What do you value most?

“I value your friendship” “You’re a valued team member” “Grandma’s wedding ring is priceless.” Folks call us each day with “deals” travelers have found on the web. It is easy for travelers to get seduced by the lowest price they find online. Travelers see a low number and assume it’s worth their time. But, as… Read More »


Wonders of Italy

Have you ever wondered what makes Italy so special for so many people? The following list of words might help explain why most visitors return to their homes with hearts full of love and heads full of memories…AUTHENTICITY, PEOPLE, CULTURE, FOOD, WINE, HISTORY and more. Hospitality plays a big part in all of this, especially when… Read More »


That’s Baloney!

Are you craving a new horizon? Can you taste your next big getaway? Do you long for delicious destinations? Isn’t it funny how we mention food when we talk about travel? Travel feeds us… or… we hunger for escape. Thankfully, food needs no translation. It’s something locals and visitors can bond over. And, when it comes to edible travel,… Read More »


You’ve heard it, but do you believe it?

You’ve heard that so and so is the best but do you really believe it? How big is the gap between hearing something and believing it for you? Somewhere between the width of an eyelash and the width of the Grand Canyon, I would think… How often do you hear people telling someone that they look beautiful,… Read More »


Do you want a second helping…?

You’ve ambled Amalfi. You’ve feasted in Florence. You’ve vacationed in Venice. You’ve roamed through Rome. You’re not what we’d call an Italy newbie. You’ve tasted Chianti in Tuscany. You’ve perused Pompeii. You’ve gazed at the Blue Grotto off Capri. With so much Italy under your belt, the usual sights — Michelangelo’s David in Florence or a St.… Read More »


Palermo: 2018 European Cultural Capital

All sorts of things are happening in Palermo this October, just like they are in many other Italian cities. October is the month of festivals and parties and the unofficial ‘Welcome back from your long summer vacations” throughout the country. Italians, true to our basic nature, are social and we love to get together and just be… Read More »


Fall Hard for Italy…

In Italy’s rural countryside, green hills are molting into a sea of yellow and red. Olives and grapes – after sunning all summer – are ripe now. Small villages buzz with festivals devoted to the flavors of fall – from truffles to squash, from chocolate to wild mushrooms. By the end of October, popular seaside… Read More »