Italians are well-known for their generosity. But if you seek them out for help, be careful. You just might get what you ask for. And they’ll take you to “near” the end of the earth to find it.
Pizza Topped with Pineapples and a Cappuccino Spiked with Grappa? No, Grazie!
In Italy the food culture can be so imposing outsiders might often feel one wrong order could get them deported. But there is a reason why Italians rule over their food—and drink—with such passion.
Where’s the Spaghetti?
Clara Peller, the actress who portrayed the woman in the famous 1980s Wendy's ad campaign, asked, "Where's the beef?" After three-months in Italy I was wondering, "Where's the spaghetti?"
Solving the World’s Problems on the North Rim
Who would guess that the violent forces that formed the Black Canyon of the Gunnison in southwestern Colorado could lead to such a sense of serenity?
Cuba for Independent-traveling Americans Easier Than Experts Letting On
You can’t just fly into Cuba, one travel expert told me. You need the proper authorities to get inside, I read time after time on the internet. My own Florida-based travel agent insisted even with the eased restrictions it was impossible for Americans to stay at Cuban hotels. The best way to see the country, he persisted, was on a cruise. Turned out, they were all either lying for whatever reasons or grossly misinformed. The proof, as they say in Cuba, is in the pudin.