Destination Dalmatian Riviera: Eat, Drink, Cycle

They say you never forget how to ride a bike. Well, I’m about to find out as I mount my two-wheeler and join the peloton that is the “band of merry media” —… Continue reading

Destination Dalmatian Riviera: The Great Debate on Korčula

Ask any local from the island of Korčula and he/she will tell you straight away that Marko, not Marco, Polo, the globetrotting merchant, cartographer and author who straddled the 13th and 14th centuries,… Continue reading

Savoring Wine and Cheese in the Euganean Hills

With record-breaking temperatures passing the century mark this past weekend around the Veneto region of northeastern Italy, I really needed a break from the scorching heat wave and I needed it STAT. I… Continue reading

Destination Dalmatian Riviera: Mali Ston on the Half Shell

Here I am, one lucky fill-in-the-blank, getting ready to board a canopied fishing tug that’s heading out into the Bay of Mali Ston, along Croatia’s Pelješac Peninsula. Together with the rest of the intrepid… Continue reading

What’s Burning Tonight: Chicken Salad and Grilled Vegetables

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What’s Burning Tonight: Fusilli Pasta with Arugula Pesto

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What’s Burning Tonight: Spaghetti with Mussels

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Vitello Tonnato: Italy’s Summertime Surf ‘n Turf

For me, nothing says summertime better around the Bel Paese than an inviting plate of vitello tonnato — thin slices of cold veal covered in a creamy tuna fish-based sauce. It’s one of the preferred… Continue reading

Civita di Bagnoregio: The Dying Town

Looking over your shoulder for the better part of two-and-a-half millennia, waiting for the other shoe to drop, is probably not the best way to cope with Mother Nature. But, that’s exactly what… Continue reading

Destination Dalmatian Riviera: Diocletian’s Seaside Digs

It’s “23 skidoo” for the intrepid “band of merry media” — 18 travel writers and photographers invited by Insight Vacations (Insight) to sample a portion of its Bosnia and Dalmatian Riviera itinerary —… Continue reading