Sunday, September 26, 2010

Combining Two of My Favorite Things...Travel & Food, of course...

If you love to travel and eat beautiful food (who doesn't???), there are a couple of websites I found that offer sustenance for your soul and your body.

Check out The Travel Editor to "rediscover your world".   You'll be inspired to put on your travelling shoes and head out to destinations you might not have thought of before.  This website is chock-a-block (a good Australian term)  of useful information and it offers independent travel reviews from experts that have "been there, done that".   Nice photos, too!

I've just been reading Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (yes, I'm a little behind as everyone else on the planet has already read it), and I have become enamored with learning to speak Italian and visit places in Italy that she mentions.  I want to go back to Rome for a second visit after reading the book--I obviously missed some of the finer points of the city after spending eight days there and coming away with a love/hate relationship!  

This was one of my favorite photos from the whole eight days.  It was coming up on Halloween and we found this bakery somewhere on our travels in the city.  Cool, huh?  This was one of my "loves" of Rome...

But, nothing compares to Venice for me.   In her book, Elizabeth Gilbert describes the city  by saying, "Venice is beautiful, but like a Bergman movie is beautiful, you can admire it, but you don't really want to live in it".  That's probably true.  I think there is something to be said, however, for the city on a cold November morning just as it is bustling to life.  Venice is a photographer's heaven--there's a photo opportunity around every corner!

Okay, I could natter on about Venice, but on to my other favorite website, Poetry of Food, which is a combination of beautiful travel photographs, recipes, and food stories.  Can you think of anything better than that???  

When you sign up to their complimentary magazine, you get a postcard every week sent to you in your inbox.  This week's postcard features Aigues-Mortes in France, where sea salt is harvested on the Camargue.  An interesting place I've never been to, but almost did.  Luckily, I came to my senses and decided that travelling down the Canal du Midi and Rhone River in a boat with just my husband and myself to get us through zillions of locks was probably not one of my best ideas!  Especially since neither one of us has ever driven a boat--unless you count a small ski boat on a lake about a thousand years ago.  

At any rate, the website has some lovely photos, and wonderful recipes that will make you want to rush to the kitchen and get cooking!

Now I'm off to one of my favorite other things in life...a flea market to search for treasures.  Till next time.


  1. You were wise to visit Venice in November, no crowds. I always go directly before or after the "high season" so I can still enjoy the cafes in the noon time sun.
    I could live in Venice year round, it is just a matter of location.
    I have been meaning to do a post of my drawings of Venice for a while now, thanks for reminding me.
    X David

  2. Ooh, I can't wait to see your drawings of Venice. PLEASE post them soon!!


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