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Following the Steps of Tennessee Williams in Sicily: Taormina’s Casa Cuseni

I came across the name “Casa Cuseni” while reading about Tennessee Williams and his beloved partner, painter/poet Henry Faulkner, spending many happy months in Taormina while staying in Casa Cuseni. I knew then, without a doubt, that when we are … Continue reading

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Best B&B in Palermo

I selected a B&B in Palermo called BB22 not only because of its high reputation and excellent reviews, but also because I wanted to support those who restore Palermian ancient palaces.  BB22, a hidden gem in the heart of historic … Continue reading

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Discovering Palermo and Sicily with Bianca Del Bello

I met Bianca Del Bello by pure chance when searching for experts in Palermo Jewish history.  After a few email exchanges, I knew that I met not only a superbly knowledgeable historian but also a friend with a big heart.  … Continue reading

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Copenhagen Boat Cruise

Last May, we visited Denmark, Sweden, and Norway.  Everything we encountered there looked beautiful; and in spite of the cold and rain, this beauty seemed almost surreal.  This short video takes you on a boat cruise through the inner harbor … Continue reading

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Sharing first impressions from Scandinavia

We returned only a week ago from our trip to Scandinavia and have not yet started on either an article or picture gallery, but here is what we wanted to share: It was cold and often rainy (we are in … Continue reading

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A quick look around Milan Piazza del Duomo

Take a quick look around Milan famous main square, Piazza del Duomo, with its Duomo Cathedral, Victor Emmanuel II statue, and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. Milan is a perfect stop on a European vacation trip.   For more images of Milan … Continue reading

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AA MasterCard and 30,000 Miles

My husband Alex and I have both applied and got confirmed (in less than 30 seconds!) for a 30,000 miles offer from American Airlines MasterCard this past Sunday: http://www.aa.com/i18n/AAdvantage/earnMiles/beyondTravel/creditDebit/citi-platinum.jsp?anchorLocation=landing-page&title=citi After we went to Italy last month, I desperately needed to replenish … Continue reading

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Do you want to fly for free around the world year after year?

Where to? Kenya? Nepal? No problem: Use your mileage! Fly to almost anywhere for free? Do you think this is impossible? Absolutely not. Alex and I have been flying for free for over twenty years. Well, almost for free: we … Continue reading

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Travel Tips: Italy

Getting Ready for Italy Money Change: To do it in the US or in Italy? Like many travel-related issues, this depends on how one feels: would you prefer to prepare everything in advance or to play all of it by ear? … Continue reading

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Finding Home away from Home – in Africa

Finding Home away from Home – in Africa We were travelling all day: through the exotic strangeness of the Zanzibar Stone Town to the Nairobi airport’s thick mess of people and suitcases, sickening smells and deafening noises. Then again, through … Continue reading

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