Wed, Sep 28 2016 23:58
This was the light fixture above our table at lunch in the Italian Dolomites.
Tue, Sep 27 2016 09:22
In Tramin, Italy, where Gewürztraminer wine originated, the town's medical clinic is open Tuesday and Thursday, from 10:00 to 10:30. The people must be very heathy – proof that wine is good for you!
Wed, Sep 21 2016 08:39
When you want bruschetta, but don't feel like chopping tomatoes, try the version they serve in Barcelona, as well as other parts of Catalonia. Known as Pa amb Tomàquet, it's served automatically in many restaurants, kind of like salsa and chips. Take a day-old (or well-toasted) baguette, split it in half, then rub raw garlic and a very ripe tomato directly on to the bread. Drizzle with a little olive oil and season with salt. Delicious!
Tue, Sep 20 2016 08:29
At an enoteca in Barbaresco, Piemonte, Italy: "We don't have wifi, but we have good wine!! After 2 glasses, 'surfing' is so much fun."
Fri, Sep 9 2016 23:26
Girona is one of my top day trip tips for visitors to Barcelona. Just 30 minutes north by high speed train, this attractive little town has one of the best preserved Jewish quarters in Spain, a massive cathedral, and well-preserved Arab baths (that aren't really Arab).