Time for an Oil Change

50k Views Thank You | ©Tom Palladio ImagesDon’t let the title of this post fool you. This is not automotive in any way, nor does it have anything to do with me changing brands of virgin olive oil.

Sorry to mislead, but this is just a short note to say “thank you” to the followers, subscribers and occasional readers for “meandering along the cobblestone to somewhere” with me, my camera and notepad.

You’ll be happy to know, or maybe not, that today The Palladian Traveler blog, just like an oil-change interval, has pushed past the 50,000-views threshold.

50k Views Thank You | ©Tom Palladio ImagesFor me, it’s a big deal to have arrived at this level, a plateau that I thought was out of my reach — and league — in the beginning as I watched my blog stats march ahead at a steady, slow pace just a tad quicker than a snail’s.

Launched in late July of last year, I had nary a clue of what I was doing; but, over time, and in large part through your collective feedback and encouragement, I was able to better define the purpose of TPT and refine this “work in progress.”

Thanks again for tagging along with me. See you at the 75k marker?


©The Palladian Traveler | ©Tom Palladio Images



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Tom traded his hometown St. Louis Cardinals' baseball cap in the United States for a Borsalino and he now hangs his "capello" 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 TravelingBoy.com and Anthology Magazine Ireland.


  1. Congratulations, friend. I understand your excitement because even though I love the creativity of putting a post together, having other’s want to look at it and even “like” it doubles the fun. This is a well-deserved milestone!


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