Lonely Planet has launched Guides, a new, free, city guide mobile app – a pocket travel companion on the road, or when planning a trip. Available now for iOS and Android, Lonely Planet says the app will get you straight to the heart of a destination on your phone. There was time when many travellers tucked copies of Lonely […]
Art travel photo workshops Italy Five words meaning adventures of a lifetime. Here’s my five recommended workshops for 2016 combining exploring, culture, good company and artistic endeavour. And wine. Almost anyone who can pick up a brush or pencil or squint behind a lens wants to go to Italy at some stage of their lives. The rest of us simply […]
WHO: Australian Carla Coulson left her corporate job and Sydney life to start a new life in Europe as a photographer. In her first book, Italian Joy, she describes the joys and hardships of her first five years, spent living in Florence. WHAT: More than a decade after Italian Joy was published, it has been reprinted into a […]
The Art of Traditional Italian Rich with culinary wisdom Deliciously designed Packed with perfect recipes WHAT: In The Art of Traditional Italian, Lucio Galletto celebrates La Cucina Italiana: the flavours, history and techniques of Italian cuisine, perfected over centuries. I like deconstructed updated cuisines as much as anybody, but when tradition is already perfect, why mess […]
A new nail polish detects date rape drugs such as GBH, Xanax and Rohypnol. This extraordinary invention has been revealed on one of my favourite websites Not Impossible Now. Four students at North Carolina State University invented the nail polish. The brand is called Undercover Colors. Women can simply dip their fingers into their drinks, which […]
Here’s my tips for solo women travellers, which include safety and cultural awareness. It’s a big, bad world, but going solo can be a lot of fun.
Red Sand Sunrise by Fiona McArthur is a medical romance drama set in the harsh beauty of the Australian outback. After finishing her book, Fiona went to Tuscany for a writer’s workshop and is full of praise for the learning (and cultural) experience.
Mangia! Mangia! Gatherings: The Spirit of Coming Together is the second Italian cookbook by Teresa Oates and Angela Villella. They are preserving unwritten recipes and conserving precious cultural traditions, and encouraging us to do the same.
Naples A Way of Love by Carla Coulson and Lisa Clifford reveals the real Naples. This heartwarming book makes me dance with joy… and look at flights to Italy.
Clear the coffee table! Love Italy by Guy Grossi, is a grand cookbook where the Melbourne chef explores his heritage and meets artisans who produce the best ingredients, from Piedmont to Sicily. Did I mention it weighs at least 4kg?