Framura, Liguria Weekend Getaway

Sea, sun and fantastic food. We were looking for a place that would satisfy three criteria: A place that was off the beaten path where we wouldn’t run into swarms of people A place we could do some sport to jumpstart our Spring/Summer fitness routine A place we could eat well, yet healthily (and maybe splurge on a treat or…

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The Travel Blogger Checklist for Travel Trade Fairs

Things to know and what to expect before going to a travel trade fair Once your travel blog or free-lance writing starts growing, a little bit of revenue starts coming in, and you realize that your readers are not only your friends and family, you will find it takes more and more time and effort as well as expense to keep…

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Crotto Quartino – Piuro, Italy

Read about our day trip to Chiavenna and our gastronomic adventure at Crotto Quartino in the town of Piuro, up near the Swiss border.  We tried the specialty Pizzoccheri Chiavennaschi and visited an authentic Crotto wine cellar. TRADITIONAL TASTES AT CROTTO QUARTINO (PIURO) published in   Discovering Pizzoccheri Chiavennaschi in Valchievenna-Valtellina, Lombardy If you have read any of my…

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Video Promo for Milan

Promotional video for the city of Milan, Italy This video features photos of Milan’s most treasured monuments and sights. Duomo, The Canals – Il Naviglio, Castello Sforzesco, La Scala Opera House, Galleria Vittorio Emmauele, Cripta di San Giovanni in Conca, Shopping in the Golden Quadrilateral, The Milan Central Station and more…   Video produced by Celia Abernethy See more videos on my…

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Why We Need Good News

Published in A reflection piece backed up by science and statistics on current events We want to be well informed but it is taking a toll on our well-being Bad news can cause anxiety, mood disorders and can even be addictive. On the other hand, good news has been proven to increase our ‘good mood hormones’ and even strengthen…

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Manzoni Would Have Applauded Streep

Published in A reflection piece on current events “Bullies, oppressors and all men who do violence to the rights of others are guilty not only of their own crimes, but also of the corruption they bring into the hearts of their victims.” The words and message of Meryl Streep echo the very same reminder that abuse of power holds grave…

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Video Promo for Lake Como

Promotional video for Lake Como  A perfect destination for your European vacation.  The video features  Como, Lecco, Varenna and Bellagio as well as other small towns and villages nearby. Lake Como has everything you need for a family holiday or romantic getaway vacation; luxury hotels , vacation rentals, fine dining and traditional cuisine. Video produced by Celia Abernethy See…

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FREE Travel Guide Book about Lake Como

Get your FREE Travel Guide Book about Lake Como Towns and villages to visit Villas of Lake Como Walking Food Tour Accommodation and information Restaurants Things to See & Do Click here to Subscribe to mailing list and Get a Free Lake Como Travel Guide

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Published in A One Day Itinerary in Milan, Italy You’ve only got one day to visit Milan – here is a guide on how to best spend your time. You can follow this D.I.Y. tour, or book a 3 hour tour with a guide. Morning Start the day at Bar Magenta for morning coffee and fresh croissants and brioche. Bar Magenta…

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Published in Dating back to a Milanese baker from the early 1800’s, Panettone can now be found on most Italian Christmas tables.  It has become very popular in other parts of Europe and South America and is spreading throughout North America as well. Popular brands are Maina, Tre Marie, Motta, Alemagna, Bauli and there are many more. According to…read more Most…

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