“Watching Italians eat…is a form of tourism the books don’t tell you about…” Novelist Barbara Kingsolver THURSDAY TRAVEL QUOTE

  “…They close their eyes, raise their eyebrows into accent marks, and make sounds of acute appreciation. It’s fairly sexy. Of course I don’t know how these men behave at home, if they help with the cooking or are vain … Continue reading “Watching Italians eat…is a form of tourism the books don’t tell you about…” Novelist Barbara Kingsolver THURSDAY TRAVEL QUOTE

“…There’s a magic here working its way through my veins…” Cristina Garcia on Cuba THURSDAY TRAVEL QUOTE

“…There’s a magic here working its way through my veins. There’s something about the vegetation, too, that I respond to instinctively – the stunning bougainvillea, the flamboyants and jacarandas, the orchids growing from the trunks of the mysterious ceiba trees. … Continue reading “…There’s a magic here working its way through my veins…” Cristina Garcia on Cuba THURSDAY TRAVEL QUOTE

Three writers on Barcelona: beautiful, sexy and moving to the ticking of its own clock THURSDAY TRAVEL QUOTE

“Even the moon was embarrassed by the beauty of Barcelona.” ― Andrew Barger, The Divine Dantes: Paella in Purgatory  “I love Barcelona, it’s like there’s sex in the air.” ― Molly McDonnell, Balmy in Barna: Bobbi “Barcelona didn’t try to … Continue reading Three writers on Barcelona: beautiful, sexy and moving to the ticking of its own clock THURSDAY TRAVEL QUOTE

“…nothing was simple there, not even poverty, nor sudden money, nor the moonlight…” Ernest Hemingway on Paris THURSDAY TRAVEL QUOTE

“But Paris was a very old city and we were young and nothing was simple there, not even poverty, nor sudden money, nor the moonlight, nor right and wrong nor the breathing of someone who lay beside you in the … Continue reading “…nothing was simple there, not even poverty, nor sudden money, nor the moonlight…” Ernest Hemingway on Paris THURSDAY TRAVEL QUOTE

“Your Italy and our Italia are not the same thing…” Beppe Severgnini THURSDAY TRAVEL QUOTE

…Italy is a soft drug peddled in predictable packages, such as hills in the sunset, olive groves, lemon trees, white wine, and raven-haired girls. Italia, on the other hand, is a maze. It’s alluring, but complicated. It’s the kind of … Continue reading “Your Italy and our Italia are not the same thing…” Beppe Severgnini THURSDAY TRAVEL QUOTE