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Travel stories + tips from seasoned explorers

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Olive Oil in the Season of Sagittarius

March 9, 2015

This past fall I returned for the umpteenth time to a most memorable meal and always lively visit with Janet and Stefano, owners of the Sagittario Olive Farm. Located just south of Florence, this stop is the highlight for many of my clients among countless exceptional Tuscan experiences. Janet and…

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Loving Lucca!

February 22, 2015

Lucca is a city that I had by-passed many times. Sure, I’d heard about the magnificent olive oil, jogging around the Renaissance-era city walls (which total about 4 kilometers – a nice little morning passeggiata!), and all the Puccini paraphernalia. But the city never caught my interest like some of…

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When Traveling to Tuscany, why Pisa?

February 12, 2015

Next time you’re planning a trip to Italy, consider flying into Pisa. During the summer months, airlines often serve Pisa with non-stop flights from the US, making it even more convenient for many travelers than flying into Florence. Pisa is the perfect starting point to explore the delightful city itself,…

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Custom Travel: The Value of a Private Guide

January 28, 2015

One of the most underrated services a travel consultant can provide in Italy is a private guide. Adagio Travel works with only the best guides, all with advanced degrees, excellent English skills, and an unmatched love for their corner of Italy. Matching clients with the right guide is a service…

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Winter Warmers from Tuscany

January 23, 2015

We have such FABULOUS local guides in Italy! On my Traversing Tuscany trip last fall, I had to take a day off to accompany a client to the hospital for a minor injury. I left the rest of the group in the capable hands of the staff at Pratello Country…

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Real Travel

January 14, 2015

I’ve tabled this week’s draft blog for some thoughts related to the recent series of attacks in locations around the world. Many are familiar with Mark Twain’s idea that travel dispels bigotry and narrow-mindedness. In his day, one had no choice but to “fully immerse” in a destination. Today, it…

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