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Big Island Honeymoon

During the early stages of wedding planning, I was given the responsibility of making honeymoon arrangements. To simplify the process and narrow down the choices, I set two goals: our destination must be reasonably affordable and unforgettably romantic. Hawaii’s Big Island was the obvious choice. The Big Island has an abundance of renowned attractions, from […]

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When in Rome…

Elizabeth Minchilli’s delightful, mouthwatering new book, Eating Rome, Living the Good Life in The Eternal City, is a wonderful gastronomic tour of Rome. Minchilli shows her passion for the city by weaving her personal stories of discovery – from what to eat; where to eat it; and where and how to buy it, order it […]

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Shopping in Rome

There are few places in Rome that offer significant discounts, but whether you buy or just browse, stroll, window shop or people-watch, it’s a wonderful thing to do in the city, especially in some of the specialty markets and on bustling neighborhood streets. Most shops are open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and 3:30 […]

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Butta la Pasta! …It’s time to eat

A conversation with Danilo Discacciati, owner of Acquadolce, a spectacular two Michelin-star restaurant on Lake Como. Perillo Traveler: Danilo, when did you open Acquadolce and how were you able to find such a prime location right on the lake? Danilo Discacciati: Living in the area and owning a couple of other restaurants in the town […]

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Dining- Best of Rome

Some of Rome's best restaurant. Al Moro Near the Trevi Fountain, this charming old-fashioned trattoria serves superb food. Try the local cold cuts and cheeses as an appetizer. Delicious grilled meats and vegetables. It was a favorite of Federico Fellini while filming La Dolce Vita. Eat inside or out. Reservations are suggested. Da Fortunato This […]