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TRAVELING SOLO [Tricks of the trade]

TRAVELING SOLO [Tricks of the trade]

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 riad in Tangier. Alone, I’ve shopped…
Italy | Risking my life for damask

Italy | Risking my life for damask

[damask |ˈdaməsk| noun | A figured woven fabric with a pattern visible on both sides, typically used for table linen and upholstery.] Not exactly the kind of thing you’d risk your life for, right? (more…)
Positano | Le Sirenuse

Positano | Le Sirenuse

“We went to the Sirenuse, an old family house converted into a first class hotel, spotless and cool, with grape arbors over its outside dining rooms. Every room has its little balcony and looks out over the blue sea to the islands of the sirens from which those ladies sang…