Dream of Italy – Special Report: Villa Rentals

Dream of Italy

The September issue of the Dream of Italy newsletter is all about Villa Rentals and is the first media mention for Slow Europe ­čÖé The June 2003 issue of Dream of Italy was their first Special Report on Villa Rentals and it mentioned the site I was running then – Slow Travel. It was the second media mention we had and many more followed. So, this is a good beginning for my new Slow Europe … Continue reading Dream of Italy – Special Report: Villa Rentals

Towns and Villages of the Cotswolds

The Towns and Villages of the Cotswolds┬ásection has been published on the website! I have been working on this section for the last several months (but kept getting interupted by other projects) and I am pleased to have it finished. For me, this means Cotswolder is finally a full website. I will write about more topics, and I want to reorganize how the material is presented, but the base of the website is now there … Continue reading Towns and Villages of the Cotswolds

More About the Weather in England This Summer

Our news has been concentrating on our own weather and financial disasters. Meanwhile, it was the wettest and least sunny summer on record and in the first part of September there was flooding in North-East England.┬áSome articles in the UK press about the weather this summer. The Observer, It’s official: the summer was a total washout,┬áCaroline Davies,┬áSunday September 21, 2008 “Summer officially ends today, with the Met Office confirming it as one of the wettest … Continue reading More About the Weather in England This Summer

Obama in Espa├▒ola

Obama

Today we went to the Obama rally in Espa├▒ola, 20 miles north of Santa Fe. I am on the Obama mailing list, so received an email about the event on Monday. I got my ticket online, signed up Steve and got a ticket for him. On Tuesday they announced the event in the local paper, the Santa Fe New Mexican. Our ticket said the gates opened at 10:30, but the newspaper said the event began … Continue reading Obama in Espa├▒ola

Tuscan Traveler – New Blog about Italy!

My good friend Ann Reavis has started a blog about Italy: Tuscan Traveler – Burnt to a Crisp Under the Tuscan Sun. Ann has been back and forth between the US and Florence for the last decade, so has a lot of great information about Florence, Tuscany and the rest of Italy. She has several interesting articles posted on the blog now. I helped her set up her blog (which is why it looks a … Continue reading Tuscan Traveler – New Blog about Italy!

England – A Year With A Lot of Rain

A Sunny Day in the Cotswolds

I have heard from many of my England friends that it has been raining a lot this year. That they really had no summer. It turns out that we were lucky to have spent January and February in England, because those months had good weather. January was typical English winter weather – we even had snow! – but it did not seem that bad to us. Santa Fe is much colder in the winter. In … Continue reading England – A Year With A Lot of Rain

Who Says an Old Blog Can’t Learn New Tricks?

Some of my favorite blogs are the ones that I have been reading for years. Two of them have updated their looks in the fast few weeks. Art and Barb Live in Italy Barb from the Slow Travel and Expats in Italy communities moved her blog to her own domain name: Art and Barb Live in Italy. Barb has been running this blog since she and Art moved from Kentucky to Umbria in 2003. For … Continue reading Who Says an Old Blog Can’t Learn New Tricks?

The Cotswolds in Travel + Leisure

Burford, Cotswolds

The September issue of Travel + Leisure has an article about the Cotswolds:┬áDiscovering England’s Cotswolds, by Alexandra Marshall. A photo from Winchcombe is on the front page of the magazine. “With its bucolic setting, stylish manor houses, and the influx of a new generation of Londoners (rocker turned cheesemaker?), the Cotswolds, one of EnglandÔÇÖs loveliest areas, is now also one of its most glamorous.” The article makes the Cotswolds seem like a luxury destination, which … Continue reading The Cotswolds in Travel + Leisure