Why I Miss Amazing Cinque Terre, Italy

I yearn for the sites and sounds of Italy, or France, or anyplace far away. This year all my funds are tied up in writing conferences and other necessities so travel abroad will have to wait. What this means is no vacation this year, only staycations in the places where the conferences take place: Los… Continue reading Why I Miss Amazing Cinque Terre, Italy

Inspiration, poetry, Travel, Writing

Five Ways Travel Inspires Writing

Terracotta tiles, soaring medieval towers, huge duomos, the lush landscapes of Florence, Siena, Cinque Terre, and the Tuscany area of Italy still fill my mind. Travel refreshes. It pushes the borders of one's mind and taste buds out into new frontiers. When my eyes took in the scenery in Italy I was inspired to write… Continue reading Five Ways Travel Inspires Writing