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Artistic Venice

Artistic Venice

One of my favorite things to do in a new place is to duck into a shop that promises work from local artisans. I like to explore the raw materials of the region, the subject matter, and the skills they employ. These things in combination often give special insights...

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Curating a Tour to Belize for You

Curating a Tour to Belize for You

Last week I landed in Belize, itching to get out to Ambergris Caye and be surrounded by sand, sunshine and turquoise waters.     One of my first stops was to a simple food stop.   The Fry Jack House doesn’t look like much. It doesn’t have a one star...

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Celebrating Italian Cuisine

Celebrating Italian Cuisine

Italian cuisine is simple. My Italian friend gasped when she opened up my heavily stocked spice cupboard typical of American households. “Why would anyone need so many spices?!” she complained. (After visiting her kitchen I clearly understood why she was overwhelmed....

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Adventures on Paper

Adventures on Paper

When we became parents we wanted our kids to see the world, believing that travel could provide an unparalleled education. So, when the opportunity to take our kids on a 4-month adventure based out of Italy came along, we figured out how to do it, and then we did it....

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6 Signs of Life in the Travel Landscape

6 Signs of Life in the Travel Landscape

Spring is already making a tentative appearance in my region of the country. I’m enjoying the daily delight of going outside to inspect even the most minuscule changes that the warmer weather brings - an unfamiliar birdsong, a single red tulip, the way the light hits...

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Local connections in Italy: Handmade Deruta Ceramics

Local connections in Italy: Handmade Deruta Ceramics

It pays to have local connections. They throw up the door to experiences you might not have otherwise. Take this experience in Deruta, Italy, for example.   We’d been in Italy for several days when our local friend Dawn said she’d like to introduce us to her...

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Belize’s “Jesus Christ” Bird

Belize’s “Jesus Christ” Bird

We boated down the Rio Nuevo (New River) Safari in Belize on high alert for the wildlife we might encounter along the way. It wasn’t long before we spotted a striking waterbird that was delicately tiptoeing across the lily pads lining the bank. Frankly, it was pretty...

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Alejandra, a Woman on a Mission

Alejandra, a Woman on a Mission

Twenty-seven-year-old Alejandra Moreno is a woman on a mission. As assistant director of New Opportunities in Education, Alejandra challenges students to learn and love to learn, to want to succeed and accomplish that success.     A Rebellious Teen Many boys...

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Four Reasons to Visit Arezzo, Italy

Four Reasons to Visit Arezzo, Italy

"Florence without all the crowds" is how someone once described Arezzo. And it's true. Arezzo is home to upscale shops, fine restaurants and quaint cafés. Yet it can boast of Renaissance Art and amazing Etruscan history that seems to pop out at you wherever you are in...

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