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

Destination Mostar: Daredevil Divers of the Stari Most

The scars of war may have been hard to spot on the warm and friendly faces of Bosnians that I encountered along the way — in open-air markets, storefronts, restaurants and neighborhood cafes… Continue reading

Destination Sarajevo: Inside the Tunnel of Hope

From their perches atop high-rise buildings that overlooked “Sniper Alley,” sharpshooters of the Army of Republika Srpska took deadly aim at anything that moved down below during the nearly four-year Siege of Sarajevo in the… Continue reading

Destination Sarajevo: My Kup runneth over with Kafa

“Here in Sarajevo, boys don’t ask girls out on a date,” observes Karin, our stylish Insight Vacations‘ (Insight) tour director-slash-concierge, “instead, they ask them if they’d like to go for a coffee.” “Coffee?,”… Continue reading

Stephanie and Mark got Married

My short-lived career as a wedding planner came to an end on Saturday, June 6th when my youngest daughter Stephanie married Mark at an outdoor ceremony at Le Vescovane, a celebrated restaurant on… Continue reading