Summer Travel Tip: Put Air Tags in Your Luggage

If you’ve been watching the news, you know that it is one crazy travel summer! Delayed flights. Lost luggage. All of it. I really enjoy following Brian Kelly, founder of The Points Guy, on Instagram and his flying adventures worldwide. Well, Brian recently influenced me when he used Apple Air Tags to keep track of his luggage (sync one up …

Book Italy Travel Now For 2022

Italy is hot for this summer – this spring and fall too! As I told The Washington Post recently, “My friends who are travel planners and travel agents say they cannot book trips for this summer fast enough.” Do as I say and NOT as I do, because I haven’t made my reservations yet, plan and book your trip now. If you need help, I can …

Editor’s Note: October/November 2021 Dream of Italy Issue

This Editor’s Note originally appeared in the October/November 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. Members receive access to more than 180 back issues—if you’re not a member, join here.  Fall feels magical in Italy. The palette of the countryside transforms into hues of yellow, gold and red. Italians bundle up in their cashmere scarves and signature puffy, quilted coats and enjoy …

Editor’s Note: June/July 2021 Dream of Italy Issue

This Editor’s Note originally appeared in the June/July 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. Members receive access to more than 180 back issues—if you’re not a member, join here.  Our recent issue profiling amazing souls who have made each of their own dream of Italy come true has been one of our most popular issues! So due to the chord …

Join Me As We Dream of Italy: Travel, Transform and Thrive

This article originally appeared in the April/May 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. It has been several years in the making, with a pandemic thrown in for good measure, so I’m thrilled to announce that the special, Dream of Italy: Travel, Transform and Thrive, is coming to PBS stations and Create TV in June. My life was changed by just …

Editor’s Note: December 2020/January 2021 Dream of Italy Issue

This Editor’s Note originally appeared in the December 2020/January 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. Members receive access to more than 180 back issues—if you’re not a member, join here. Dream of Italy. When I came up with this name nearly 19 years ago, little did I know just how well it would age. In this pandemic, we are in …

Share Your Dream of Italy: Write For Our Publication or Podcast

Note: The submission deadline for this issue and podcast has ended. We are going to continue this as a regular feature so please use the email address sharemydream@dreamofitaly.com to continue to share your Dream of Italy with us.  It feels like the only thing we can hold onto these days are our dreams…so let’s write about and talk about our …

Excerpt From Always Italy by Frances Mayes with Ondine Cohane

Editor’s Note: In a world that has gone mad, let’s close our eyes and dream of Italy. No one writes about Italy the way Frances Mayes does. In the midst of the chaos, she has a stunning new book out from National Geographic – Always Italy – along with her fab travel writer extraordinaire co-author Ondine Cohane. We’re offering a …