Category Archive: Travel

Travel Tuesday: Puglia

 

Spaghetti with tomatoes from Vesuvius at Machiavelli restaurant, Pompeii

 

First came the American travelers In their private jets, then frequent travelers to Italy who have done Tuscany, Venice, Rome and Florence. Apulia (or Puglia in Modern Italian) is getting discovered, but has still escaped the crowds and high prices, and maintains its authenticity and sense of place, and it’s a gem. It was here we recently traveled after Ethiopia (Ethiopian Airways has nonstop service from Addis Ababa to Rome). As with my earlier travel Fabulous Friday, rather than a travel article, I’m going to tell you about fascinating facts about the region relating to Italian history and customs, and show you culinary eye candy. Sit back, relax, and enjoy: Read Full Post & Comments »

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Fabulous Friday: Ethiopia

One of 11 rock hewn churches from the 13th century in Lalibela, one of the 8 wonders of the world

 

A travel destination to put on your bucket list is Ethiopia, that is if your tastes run to places that are distinctive, authentic, and rich civilizations with centuries old history with their own culture, food, music and dance. After a little over a week there, I’d put it in a category with India, Mexico, Egypt and China – my favorites for exotic travel. Can’t make it to Ethiopia? Just read there’s an Ethiopian restaurant in Miami Gardens, Awash. Read Full Post & Comments »

Wellness Travel with Miami’s Own Food Stars

Grand Velas Los Cabos

 

 

Need to de-stress? Want to get in shape for “the season” or just learn new tools for delicious, and healthy eating and lifestyle? Miami’s own food stars , Robyn Webb, culinary instructor at the Wellness Center of the University of Miami and Wok Star Eleanor Hoh will work their culinary magic and teach new skills at upcoming wellness weeks at Grand Velas Resorts luxury all inclusive resorts  in the Riviera Nayarit and Los Cabos along with Rebecca-Louise, an international fitness personality and adventure traveler . And how about this – wellness seminars, fitness sessions, juice therapy, spa, therapeutic concerts, personal trainer, and a two star Michelin chef from Amsterdam .Guests can opt to stay in one of the resorts wellness suites designed to renew one’s body and mind in every way possible with everything from complimentary massage and special amenities. The Wellness travel getaways will be held from October 4-7 at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit and November 22 – 26 at Grand Velas Los Cabos. Plus, I’m offering readers a 25% discount! Read Full Post & Comments »

Oh So Useful Flight Essentials

4-in-1 color coded adapter

 

With travel the hassle that it is these days, I’m always on the lookout for products that make the whole process easier, more comfortable and stress free. Here some terrific travel and flight essentials I heard about from Travel + Leisure and plan to get: Read Full Post & Comments »

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MC Reader Travels: Special Offer to Italy

Palio di Siena

 

Been thinking of going to Italy this year? Luxo Italia, a Milan-based high end boutique tour operator that specializes in custom experiences to Italy and Monaco (and my newest client) is offering MiamiCurated readers special offers on all their trips. Think special access, exclusive experiences, and itineraries to pursue your passions — be they art and culture, gastronomy, fashion, soft adventure, wine and/or wellness. One special event that makes for life long memories is coming up this summer, the Palio di Siena in Tuscany. Read Full Post & Comments »

MC Travels: A Foodie’s Austria

White asparagus soup with dumpling and salmon, totally sublime from Gasthaus Stainzerbauer, Graz

 

Austria isn’t especially known as a foodie destination, except possibly for the pastries and its being home of the chocolate Sacher torte named for the Viennese hotel. So when I had the chance to do a foodie’s tour of Austria, I welcomed the chance to confirm or debunk a myth. From the capital city of Vienna to Graz, the Alpine towns of Gastein and Salzburg, I did some serious research. The findings? Wait until you see the photos! Read Full Post & Comments »

Karen’s Kudos May

Modobag photo courtesy of www.travelandleisure.com

 

A carry on suitcase you ride on , a welcome new New York style deli Miami  Beach, shop with bikes to travel the city and impress, Italian high end stationery and gift store, hidden finds in the Design District, and more in Karen’s Kudos for May. Read Full Post & Comments »

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Cuba Travel Guide 2017: How to and Picks

At Fusterlandia, a tile “village” by Jose Fuster who has been called Cuba’s Gaudi. Pictured in front of a tile mural of Granma, Granma is the yacht that was used to transport 82 fighters of the Cuban Revolution from Mexico to Cuba.

 

Been thinking about going to Cuba on your own? It’s easier than you think, wonderful, and everyone couldn’t have been friendlier. Just back from five days and already thinking about a return trip. It’s a good idea to go now before what is sure to be, as one of the tour guides said, an “avalanche” of tourists. Here are my tips if you’re planning to go: Read Full Post & Comments »

Karen’s Kudos December

Body decoration exhibit at the Frost Art Museum

 

Karen’s Kudos this month are more diverse than ever, ranging from a service to help you find the best credit card value for your travel needs and new gift shops like Assure Home and The Showroom Miami to put on your list, to a recommended jewelry repair shop, new home fragrance sprays and an exhibit you wouldn’t believe you’d like but you will. Read Full Post & Comments »

Serious Travel Deals Auction until Dec.4

 

The Society of American Travel Writers (the world’s largest organization of travel writers and communicators)  is having its annual online auction from now until December 4 with serious deals awaiting. Read Full Post & Comments »

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