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Romeo, Romeo, Where Art Thou….? Adagio in VERONA

March 18, 2016

Stunning architecture, a rich culture, elegant locals, a deep artistic history. What’s not to love? Although most of us think “Venice” when Northern Italy comes up, consider standing out in the crowd, and instead whispering: “Verona”. For this city, located on the Adige River, has subtle beauty that merits an…

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TSA Pre vs Global Entry – What’s Best?

February 28, 2016

Endless, winding lines and waiting, waiting, waiting to go through TSA and immigration checks at airports – who among us hasn’t sworn that this is absolutely the biggest downside to travel, especially international travel? Due to the growing numbers of passengers in transit and increased safety concerns, nearly all countries…

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Italy Welcomes its 51st UNESCO World Heritage Site – Palermo!

January 25, 2016

2015 marked the addition of Arab-Norman Palermo, together with the nearby cathedrals of Cefalú and Monreale, as Italy’s 51st UNESCO World Heritage Site. Italy has more UNESCO sites than any other country in the world. Located on the northern coast of Sicily, Palermo includes a series of nine secular and…

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Elegant Turin and Italy’s Piedmont Region

January 14, 2016

I just read an enticing article in the New York Times travel section: 52 Places to Go in 2016 So, the Times backs me in directing some of my custom clients to this exciting destination: Turin, or Italian Torino. This is no longer just the home of the Fiat Factory;…

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This is not a New Year’s Weight Loss Blog

January 2, 2016

Don’t know about you, but I do NOT want to read another invitation to join my local gym, or details about the latest fad diet. No, the New Year brings with it everything new, and I want to share with you some foods from Emilia Romagna — the “bread basket”…

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Christmas in Venice – New Venice Countryside Tour

December 21, 2015

This phenomenal Christmas tree resides in the elegantissimo Hotel Danieli, just off St. Mark’s Square in Venice. I’ll never forget 13 years ago, when I spent a night at this hotel with my 3-month-old daughter and a friend who had come along to nanny while I led a trip. We…

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