I like wine. Scratch that. I love wine. I love its color, love to swirl it around in the glass, put my nose next to its nose and give my olfactory senses a happy hello. I love that wine enhances the flavors of the foods I eat,...Read More
Author: Kimberli Waack
Think of Italy and one of the first things that comes to mind is rich tradition and culture. There's more art than one can see in a lifetime. There's food and family, and there is the midday rest. Walk down the streets...Read More
Spaced between five and ten kilometers apart, rock towers line the Salentine coast. Once used to quickly relay important news from one side of Italy to the other, they are now perfect markers for planning a hike. These towers,...Read More
Salento's inhabitants describe their land as the place of sun, wind and remorse. So deeply etched into the land, ruins and architecture are the stories of the people, who have lived, conquered, and passed through its rolling...Read More
It's difficult to eat poorly in Salento. Everywhere there is a variety of fresh vegetables and fish especially in the winter. When you go out to eat, expect the portions to be large enough for two people. Keep this in mind...Read More
The Festa di Fuoco or the Fire Festival in southern Italy's Salento region has all the hallmarks of a tradition dating back to a time before time. It happens each January when the local farmers begin to trim back the vina...Read More
I've just returned from an afternoon in Spain. Well, actually it was a half-day tour of San Antonio's five Spanish missions, but the architecture and landscape could have been lifted directly from Spain and planted in...Read More
When I moved to Los Angeles almost eight years ago, I was told by a "native" not to trust air I can't see. This advice continues to leave me a bit uneasy, but when reflecting upon my adopted home town I believe,...Read More
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