I revisited Tuscany with Frances Mayes’, “Under The Tuscan Sun” the real-life story of her home purchase in Italy now some 20 years ago. Where did that time go? Seems only yesterday I was reading the book published in 1997 for the first time – so envious of her adventure. Now those olive trees she and Ed were working to save, produce enough olive oil that they sell a line of it, they’ve renovated another home in Italy and a Southern estate in the United States.
Then I traveled to Seville with Karen McCann’s “Dancing in the Fountain”. I ‘met’ Karen in the blogosphere (she writes EnjoyLivingAbroad.com) and her book is a bigger, more detailed but equally funny and informative account of how she and her husband – who started out in Spain with a plan to stay a few months to learn Spanish now, nearly a decade later -- live most of each year there.
The Scout traveled to “Paris” with Edward Rutherfurd, one of our favorite historical novelists. He has authored a number of similar books including London and New York. This, his latest, just came out in paperback (and yes, we still prefer to read real books with paper pages!)
We both re-visited those white-washed islands – Greece’s Cycladic Islands – by re-reading Jeffrey Siger’s “Murder in Mykonos” and “Target Tinos”.
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Do you have any ‘novel’ destinations to recommend? If so, we hope you’ll make note of them in the comments below or send an email. Happy Travels – whether actual or armchair and Happy Summer to you all!
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