Articles: Beyond Venice

Even the most devoted Venezia-philes among us get out of town occasionally…

Bring on the O Foods…

…and help fight Ovarian Cancer. O Foods Contest for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and for the second year in a row, Sara of Ms Adventures in Italy and Michelle of Bleeding Espresso are hosting the O Foods Contest to raise awareness of this important health issue. Get all the details…

Heading for the hills (some hills). Cortina d'Ampezzo, unplugged.

Cortina d’Ampezzo is known all’estero (abroad) as the upscale resort where glitterati may be spotted shooshing its legendary slopes during winter months. In summer, the Queen of the Dolomites is instead where many locals set up house, in the process abandoning the lowland and lagoon heat. A friend whose family has made this a regular…

Celebrating the wines of La Tuscia

La Tuscia Viterbese refers to the area surrounding Viterbo where the Etruscans once reigned; today’s communities celebrate their regional DOC and IGT wines with Feste del Vino della Tuscia. They began in late July, but if you’re in the area you still have until the 16th of August to enjoy some of these interesting, and…

Please join me in welcoming…Greece!

For this post, we’re not only going beyond Venice, we’re going beyond Italy… We (author and full-time Athens resident Kat Christofer, distributor Beagle Bay, and Illustrata Press) are pleased as punch to introduce you to our new arrival, Greece: Instructions for Use: The Practical, On-site Assistant for the Enthusiastic (Even Experienced) Traveler. It’s the latest…

The Dolomites' Altavia 6: Now that's a High Way.

Below are images from a spectacular two days in the Dolomites around Sappada, backpacking with author and trekking expert Gillian Price. I don’t know how she managed to order this ideal weather, but we couldn’t have asked for more for our hike up to the Elbel pass at over 6500 feet. I’ll write more details…