Destination southwestern France: Sarlat-la-Canéda

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Tom swapped his hometown St. Louis Cardinals' baseball cap in the United States for a Borsalino and he now hangs his "cappello" in the Puglia region of southeastern Italy. A veteran print and broadcast journalist, with well-worn passports that have got him into and out of 50 countries and counting, Tom fell in love with the "Bel Paese" years ago. As he notes, "I'm inspired by the beauty I find in all things that are very, very old, and reliving history, or at least meandering along the travertine and cobblestone that were laid down over a thousand years ago and just looking up and marveling at what occupies the space still today, really gets my 'Vespa' running." Tom has a good eye behind the lens and is a graphic storyteller, but he'll let you decide as he keeps his camera batteries fully charged and the posts flowing from his creative hideaway in the hills overlooking Ostuni. You can also follow his dispatches via and Anthology Magazine Ireland.


  1. I knew you’d never stay “off the air” for a couple weeks and thank goodness. Would you please grab that red hat and send it to me? And some of the wine and food as well? Thanks! 🙂

    Have a blast.



  2. i can see you’re enjoying yourself Tom! I’m particularly glad of the Sarlat slideshow – thirty odd years ago Mum and Dad took themselves off to France and stayed a couple of weeks in Sarlet. They took photos, of course, but by the time I got to see them they were so faded I had no idea, except for the sparkle in the old dears’ eyes, just how lovely it is – so thanks for that – I had a bit of a walk with them this morning which is a fine feeling 🙂


  3. Great photos. They tug at those special places in my memory of being in new and exciting towns. I felt I could walk the streets with you. Thanks, Tom.


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