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Book Review: How to Eataly

So you think you know how to eat pizza? Just pick up a slice and away you go. Not so, according to the master chefs behind this great big, bountiful book filled with tips for buying, cooking and eating Italian foods—a true learning experience for the novice, sophisticated cook and food lover alike. Oscar Farinetti, […]

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The Great Volcanoes

Hawaii is home to three active volcanoes: Mauna Loa, which last erupted in 1984; Kilauea, which has been continuously erupting since 1983; and Loihi, which is underwater off the southern coast of Hawaii island and has been erupting since 1996. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is considered the place to explore these natural wonders. Located just […]

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Lodging in Italy

HOTELS PORTO ERCOLE (above the coastline of Monte Argentario overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea.) Hotel Il Pellicano “Once you stay at this stunning property, there is no reason to leave the grounds” say many guests. Opened in 1964, this magnificent 5-star hotel has been entertaining guests like Jackie Kennedy, Lee Radziwill, Charlie Chaplin, Sophia Loren, Gianni […]

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Destination Wedding: Santorini, Greece

David Rosenberg & Julie Franco Rocabella Resort, July 25th, 2015 Where can you get married on the rim of an active volcano in the middle of the Aegean Sea? The answer: Santorini, the Greek island located about 120 miles southeast of Greece’s mainland. We sat with David Rosenberg and Julie Franco to talk about the […]

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A Journey to Costa Rica

A conversation with Carol Dimopoulos, president of Learning Journeys. You’re stressed. You need a vacation but you want to do something different and more meaningful than staying at a fancy resort, sitting on the beach or by the pool, playing golf, or overindulging. Why not consider a wellness vacation? Perillo Traveler: What gave you the […]

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Golf in Tuscany

Golf is being played today in places where it was often considered an alien activity, but it is also growing in countries where it has had a relatively low profile. Happily, Italy falls into that category and Tuscany in particular. Golf was first played in Tuscany more than 100 years ago, when it was introduced […]