January 28, 2016


 Tullia Maffei Lynch of La Dolce Italia organizes small group tours to Sicily each spring. What follows are a list, and a history lesson, of Tullia’s favorite […]
September 4, 2014

Mediterranean Cruise, Part 2 of 3: Volcano Trekking

To read Part I of my Star Clipper’s Mediterranean cruise experience, click here. There were several excursions offered for the port stop in Catania, Sicily and […]
July 31, 2014

Mediterranean Cruise, Part I of 3: Star Clippers

Last year my family and I sailed on the 4-masted Star Clipper’s Star Flyer cruising through the Baltic Sea. You can read my previous post here. We had […]
August 30, 2012


In retrospect, I realized that this year I will have visited destinations in which I’m familiar—places that I’ve been before. I never considered myself to be […]