Wise Woman Travel

Exploring the world from a female perspective

After an afternoon spent wandering the shops of Positano, a quaint little cliffside village on the Amalfi Coast, I’m sitting at a cafe table, sipping red wine, the day’s ambient heat radiating up from the cobblestones. The sun is just beginning to set, tingeing the turquoise Mediterranean candy floss pink. Ya, right. My mom always …

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Whenever I travel, I’m always delighted to find out that there’s a market scheduled for wherever I’m staying. Small town markets are the best, like the one I ran across last Wednesday in Banff. Unlike so many of the highly commercialized and cookie cutter businesses along Banff Avenue, the Banff market captures its grassroots culture. …

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1816 had been a year of great suffering for many Austrians. In the wake of the Napoleonic wars and a major crop failure that brought famine and epidemics in its wake, comfort and joy for most people seemed a long way off. As a writer and musician, 24-year-old Joseph Mohr responded to these hardships with …

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If it hadn’t been pouring rain, if the wind hadn’t been lashing in my face as I left the hotel, if I hadn’t been on day two of a headcold, I would have walked the 20 minutes to meet my husband at the downtown schnitzel house. As it was, I rode two stops on Vienna’s …

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