Christmas Caponata – a Sicilian Treat

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Tell a little kid that Zia is making caponatina and it truly is like Christmas morning.  The Sicilian version of bruschetta, caponata (also known as caponatina in dialect), is a savory blend of eggplant, tomatoes, capers and a whole bunch of love.  After all, there is no other way to cook for a Sicilian. The […]

Yummy Treats for Christmas in Venice

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For most Italians and especially Venetians, eating means family and family means homemade food, therefore Christmas and good, traditional homemade food must be enjoyed surrounded by loved ones. Christmas is an important and solemn feast in Venice. A very special day when, as tradition dictates in the Western world, every family, after religious customs, must […]

Thanksgiving in Rome

Luxury Thanksgiving Getaways 2016

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So, the Halloween candy’s gone. The costumes are in the attic.  Time for Turkey. Wait, What?  Yes, the time to getaway for Thanksgiving and we’ve selected some luxury Thanksgiving escapes that’ll make you want to ditch the apron and don the swimsuit. Rome – Si, si, a Roman holiday complete with all the turkey trimmings […]

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Top 5 Things to Do in Tuscany in the Fall

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Autumn is a lush, colorful time to visit Tuscany. The golds are warmer and the siennas are richer and the toasty goodness of a chestnuts and ribolitta fill your belly with a hearty warmth. So, here’s our top 5 things to do in Tuscany during autumn. 1. Mangia at your favorite winery: Many wineries in […]

Universal Studios Orlando on a Budget

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A frugal weekend escape to Universal Studios Orlando sounds like an oxymoron but you can travel on a budget depending on the season.  Whether staying at Universal Orlando 0r Disney World, the only way to roll is by staying at an onsite hotel, one that provides easy access to the theme parks and often comes […]