Venice Salute Festival

For Venetians, the 21st of November is an important date. It’s the day the city celebrates the Madonna della Salute festival, which commemorates the founding in 1630 of the church of Santa Maria della Salute (“Madonna of Health”). The church is more commonly known as Salute, as is the festival as well. During the festival, the area around the church is beautifully lit by thousands of candles brought by the many people going to pray to the Virgin Mary with vendors lined up along the way to the church selling candles and a variety of sweets.

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A Day on Abbot Kinney (Venice, California)

When I lived in Los Angeles, Abbot Kinney (an eclectic shopping and dining street in Venice) was one of my favorite places to spend a day. On a recent trip to Southern California, I rediscovered its charms. Here are some great spots to check out on your next visit.

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Doing Northern Italy's Dolomite Loop

This post is being written with a rear view perspective of a fantastic week I recently spent traveling across northern Italy. To be sure, I intend to blog plenty about my trip and thought I'd start out sharing a suggestion for a great fly-and-drive itinerary I kind of stumbled upon while planning for my time away.

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Best of Italy's Summer Music Festivals

Summer vacation in Italy? That's music to everbody's ears - no matter what type of tunes you like to listen to. From sacred music to jive, from Puccini to Diana Krall, There's a wonderful range of summer music festivals scheduled across Italy catering to all tastes and budgets. Here's a look at just a few of the many.

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Three Eclectic Shopping Areas in Los Angeles

There is no shortage of great places to shop in Los Angeles. If you’re looking for a funkier, more bohemian aesthetic and lots of high-quality independent boutiques, I recommend checking out the following areas.

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