More Wondering than Wandering

Lately I have definitely been doing more wondering that wandering. Though my passport is gathering dust, my mind is always preparing for the next journey. I spin the globe in my mind and plan my someday adventures. Usually I’m influenced by something I read – be it an article, a recipe, or one of theContinue reading “More Wondering than Wandering”

Where I Wish I Was Right Now…

Just got an email from my father with pictures of him taking the first swim in their recently renovated pool, behind the villa they have been renovating. It’s over 100 degrees in the province of Roma right now… perfect for a swim and al fresco dinner in the olive grove with my family. A girl canContinue reading “Where I Wish I Was Right Now…”

More Armchair Traveling – Italy to Vietnam

On rainy days when I have to get up and go to work, I wish that I could grab a cup of coffee, a good book or a stack of magazines and curl up in my cozy chair. I love the experience of being transported to new and exotic places through stories, photos and recipes.Continue reading “More Armchair Traveling – Italy to Vietnam”

Rome Two Ways, Part II – With Family

My father has lived in Genazzano, a beautiful walled hilltop town east and slightly south of Rome, for about 5 years now. I’ve not visited nearly enough for my taste, and I’m sure not for his either! We are quite fortunate to have been adopted into his wife’s small but extremely generous family. From theContinue reading “Rome Two Ways, Part II – With Family”

Rome Two Ways, Part I – Alone in the City

As I mentioned in a previous post, on a recent visit to Italy, I decided to spend a few days alone in the city before heading south to Genazzano to spend time with my father. My last day in the city, I wandered from piazza to piazza taking in the sounds, smells, and more thanContinue reading “Rome Two Ways, Part I – Alone in the City”

A 21st Century Visit to Ancient Rome

 I mentioned yesterday that I would tell more about the self-portrait found in the “About” section – the photo is terrible but the memories are incredible!  This time last year I had just finished my master’s dissertation on the foodways of the Italian immigrants in NYC and rewarded myself with a 12-day trip to Italy.Continue reading “A 21st Century Visit to Ancient Rome”