Have you ever been to Venice? Before February 2020, I had not. If you’ve been there, you know the magic spell she casts over you. I was not prepared for the enchantment. Even now, over eight months later, I am still enraptured. So much so that the “quick” blog post I intended to write aboutContinue reading “enchanted by Venice, pt 1 of many”
Category Archives: Wander: My Wanderings
art and architecture in Vicenza
Vicenza, Italy. The city of the Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, and so much more
The Butcher of Panzano
It’s worth a step away from the beaten path to visit Panzano in Chianti. And of course Dario, the Dante-reciting Butcher of Panzano.
In February of 2020, we drove from Rome through Tuscany and beyond. Little did we know this really was a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Wander, eat, and drink through Tuscany with me!
La Dolce Vita in Modena
Modena. It’s the birthplace of the real balsamic vinegar and of opera great Pavarotti, the home of Ferrari and Maserati, and – Chef Massimo Bottura.
Opera|02: Not That Kind of Opera
What will you find at Opera|02? A bit of everything the region is famous for. And if you only have a short time in the area, this is the place.
Orvieto: Street Art, Food, and Wine
Wander the streets of old Orvieto and be enchanted. Of course, it’s even better after a delicious meal with local wines.
Heaven by the Sea
As long as there is Kaua’i, Don Ho’s words will ring true. After nearly ten years, I finally returned to Hawaii’s garden island and spent over a week basking in the sun (and moon) over Hanalei. This was a very low key trip. Traveling with two friends and a five month old guaranteed good companyContinue reading “Heaven by the Sea”