Italy

TRAVELING SOLO [Tricks of the trade]

TRAVELING SOLO [Tricks of the trade]

Follow my blog with Bloglovin – I’m a woman and I travel the world. Alone. (With some occasional exceptions.) Alone, I’ve stayed in a stone cottage on top of a mountain in Tuscany, an 11th-century fort on an island off the coast of Brittany, an estancia in Argentina, and a…
GUEST POST | Puglia, Italy | Anita Dore

GUEST POST | Puglia, Italy | Anita Dore

One of the perks of writing a travel blog is that I hear from people around the world. Anita Dore is a designer and painter, living in Luxembourg. She and her husband, Dave, recently traveled to the region of Puglia, Italy, in the “heel of Italy’s boot.”  It is the…
EXCEPTIONAL EATERIES | Portofino | Ristorante Puny

EXCEPTIONAL EATERIES | Portofino | Ristorante Puny

One of the (many) perks of working on “The Brian Boitano Project” for HGTV, was the opportunity to eat at some fabulous restaurants in Italy.  Brian, besides being an Olympic gold medal-winning skater, is a fantastic chef, with his finger on the pulse of the best restaurants. Ristorante Puny is…
EXCEPTIONAL EATERIES | Como | Pane e Tulipani

EXCEPTIONAL EATERIES | Como | Pane e Tulipani

Pane e Tulipani (translation: Bread and Tulips) can be found on a quiet street corner in Como, Italy.  Both design and cuisine are perfection.  Sit down at a scrubbed pine table with the warm breeze drifting through the door. Crisp carrot sticks and freshly-baked bread will be placed in front…
Style Moment | Chiavari

Style Moment | Chiavari

“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” María Rosalía Rita de Castro (1837-1885) Spanish poet
HGTV | The Brian Boitano Project

HGTV | The Brian Boitano Project

In a tiny hamlet called Favale di Malvaro, on top of a mountain in Northern Italy, was a house where time stood still.  An abandoned stone house, crumbling and derelict, was still filled with the furniture and personal relics that had belonged to countless generations of one family – the…