Category Archives: Italian Language

Learning the Italian Language

Ten years ago I couldn’t understand Italian and I couldn’t speak Italian. I hesitated to travel to Italy because I was intimidated by the language barrier. I am so glad that has changed, because since then, I have fallen in … Continue reading

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Travel Tips in Italy – Embrace the Italian Lifestyle

After seven trips to Italy I have learned a lot about the Italian lifestyle.  Although there are lots of articles, blogs and books written with great travel tips for Italy, I have jotted down just a few things to keep … Continue reading

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Winners Announced! My Love Affair with Sicily

Grazie a tutti! Thank you to everyone who stopped by my blog and registered for a chance to win a copy of My Love Affair with Sicily. I was amazed by the number of hits on my blog in just … Continue reading

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Lunch in Caltagirone with our Savoca Family

Monday Sept 16 (continued) Angela arrived early and we left for Caltagirone in our rented Alfa Romeo with Rick driving. The traffic through Catania was horrible as usual, and it seemed as though it took a half hour just to … Continue reading

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Italy Travel Planning and Book Giveaway

I have been firming up some of the travel plans for Italy and had written recently about booking the same hotel in Catania that I had stayed in last year and left my passport in the safe.You can be assured … Continue reading

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Book Signing and Book Reviews

This weekend I was honored to be the guest author at a Meet the Author event for Leonardo’s Italian Book Club, which is connected to Leonardo’s Italian Link, the Italian club I first joined when I started studying the Italian … Continue reading

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Book Promotions and Events

Great news today! Thank you to everyone who has been so supportive about “Memoirs of Solo Traveler – My Love Affair with Italy.” Today on Amazon the eBook hit #5 for the first time in the Bestseller List for books … Continue reading

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Golden Day Eighty-One: Portofino with Margie Miklas

Originally posted on Golden Days in Italy:
There’s a new book on my reading list: Memoirs of a Solo Traveler – My Love Affair with Italy, by Margie Miklas. Margie is an Italian-American writer, photographer, and critical care nurse, based…

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Memoirs of a Solo Traveler Hits #15 in Amazon Kindle Solo Travel Category

I want to say thank you to anyone who has bought my book, Memoirs of a Solo Traveler – My Love Affair with Italy. It has hit the #15 spot on the Amazon Kindle solo travel category. The numbers update … Continue reading

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Solo Travel Book Update

I promised an update on my recently published book, “Memoirs of a Solo Traveler” and this is it. I appreciate all the positive feedback from everyone and am happy to report that in the first week I have had over … Continue reading

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