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Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
Train cars roll into the bowels of the ferry boat

Years ago, when I was living in Puerto Rico, someone asked me if I drove there or flew. I laughed, assuming the comment was meant as a joke, but as I...

At sunset, buildings flow to the sea like liquid gold in Positano, Italy

The song of the Sirens was too much for even Odysseus, so how could I be expected to resist? Some years ago I was raving about the beauty of Cinque Terre,...

Dining room at Fattoria Terranova

Luigi delivered the square, dark green bottle to my table, along with a basket of fresh-baked bread. From the unlabeled decanter I poured a quantity of extra virgin olive oil onto...

Tony Scala third generatin at La Scatola Joyelo woodworking shop

It would have been easy to dismiss Sorrento, Italy as just another attractive but over-touristy town. It offers the obligatory horse-drawn carriage rides, as well as a little white train that...

Trail leads around rim of the volcano, providing excellent views of steam vents within the caldera

After a week spent traveling around the Bay of Naples, I was still somewhat baffled by what I had seen at Pompeii, Herculaneum, and the Villa di Poppaea Sabina at Oplontis....

Statue of Pan copulating with a goat discovered at Herculaneum

On a fine afternoon in 1752, word reached King Charles III of Bourbon that his royal archeologist, Karl Weber, had discovered a treasure trove at Herculaneum. Sometime earlier, his excavation tunnels...