From the airport in Trapani we hop in a taxi, who I call Signor TaxiCab Confessions, to drive us to the seaport in Marsala to pick up the sailboat. Traveling with 3 Italians plus me – my husband and a married couple friends of ours. What’s the first question an Italian asks to break the ice? FOOD! Where can we get the best CIBO around here? Spaghetti alla cernia, Spaghetti alla Vongole, Tonno fresco! Pane Buono!!! Our Sicilian Taxi driver, who must remain unnamed or I might wake to find a horse head in my bed tonight, he filled us in on the best spots. He leaned in close and said in his Italia Sicilian cadence, “Senta Don Armando, questo devi stare fra me e te. Non dire a nessuno che ho detto io!” Translates as “Now I am going to tell you these secrets, but don’t tell anybody that I told you or I will be in big trouble.” TaxiCab Confessions! Sicilian Secrets… about food! I am dying laughing in the back seat feeling like I’m in some scene in a Mafia movie. Of course I can’t tell you what he said, but he was spot-on! Grazie!
On a private sailing trip around the Aegadian Islands / Isole Egadi I found favolosa Favignana… a paradise for sea-foodies, sun-worshipers, castle ruins, rocky beaches, & Sicilian Delights where every body is a comedian! Welcome to Favignana, Sicily a chill-tastic island in the Aegadian Islands, Isole Egadi…
What day is it? Is it Friday or Tuesday, can’t remember. What’s the name of this island? The most common questions you will hear on any sailing or cruising trip! To be honest, I didn’t even know these islands existed : Isole Egadi. Where? Agadi… Egodi, Argandi… wherever!?!?! Let’s go! Andiamo !!!
I got to experience Zip Lining Cancun Mexico at Selvatica Cancun Adventure during a group vacation in March 2013. I could only rally up two other friends to join me because the others from the group had either already been Zip-Lining or had no desire to fly above the trees in the jungle like monkeys on cables. The part that keeps us laughing today is that My girlfriend who I coerced to join last minute was dressed for a day at the pool, not for outdoor adventure. She went Zip Lining in Wedge Heels! Rock-On Amiga – My Fashionista Adventurista!!! A great day trip into the Mexican Jungle, I was most impressed swimming in the Cenote and being entertained by the Fabulous Crew at Selvatica Cancun.
Nikki Beach St Tropez France is where the serious party crowd goes to see and be seen! They organize special Themed events like “White Parties” or “Gangster Parties,” really vibrant beach occasions. We went for lunch on a Tuesday in May, to find it pretty much vacant and empty, likely too early in the season. The property at Nikki Beach St Tropez France is very large with dining tables for dining and plenty of sunning lounge areas. However, it seems as though it’s missing a crucial part of its name, The Beach. We renamed it “Nikki-almost-at-the-Beach” because it really has no beach access at all. There is another smaller beach club just in front of it that owns Nikki’s beach. It’s actually just a pool club, but party happening & no one seemed to miss the beach, or the sobriety.
I was invited to a Wedding in Romania in 2013… This destination-wedding took place in the bride’s home-town of Bucharest, Romania. Being able to experience Romania on this cultural level was priceless. We were honored to share this truly romantic special day with our very dear friends. Weddings expose the richest cultures and customs of a society combining the ancient past with the modern present.