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Weekly Travel Quote

Guy de Maupassant speaks of Venice in today’s travel quote. Continue reading

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The Ugly American in Italy, ca. 1950

This passage is taken from the 1955 travel book American In Italy, which I have previously reviewed. It could have been written yesterday: I first heard of the two women from St. Louis from a bellboy who told me they had hung their laundry on the chandelier. When the manager discovered it had washed off the decorations he tried to make them pay.

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Back in Time Book Review

Travel Writer Matthew Stone revisits a 1955 travel book, Herbert Kubly’s American in Italy in a book review, and finds out that some things never change. Continue reading

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What happens after Tuscany

Book review of A Year in the World by Frances Mayes – Review of best travel books of all time. Continue reading

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Venice Evaporates

The weight of history, Disneyesque moments, gondolas, and the feeling that it has all been done before are highlights of a walk through Venice, Italy. Continue reading

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Give Pisa Chance

Reflections on a 2003 trip to Pisa Continue reading

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