One With Mamma Etna

Live from Sicily! Today we enjoyed a marvelous volcano experience on Etna. Our guides from Etna Moving are always fantastic. What a great family experience it is to go into a lava tube (pictured), where the footing is a challenge and it’s dark! We had to work together to ensure everyone’s safe return to the…

Springtime In Sicily

Live from Sicily! During my drive yesterday, I stopped to take this photo of the countryside outside of Licodia Eubea, where I am hosting July’s small-group tour Life In A Remote Sicilian Town. Look at how beautiful spring is in Ragusa province! The flowers are blooming everywhere. The grasses are so green! The air is…

Citron: A Big, Ugly Fruit

Take a second look! These are not lemons, but citrons, cultivated by my cousins Evelina and Salvo in their front garden. In Sicily between Christmas and the end of April, the landscape is in bloom with fragrant, juicy citrus fruits such as these. Cultivated for its thick, white, fragrant rind, citron makes an out-of-this-world marmalade…