An Offer I Couldn’t Refuse in Palermo, Italy

On a narrow back street in Palermo‘s Capo district, a deal is about to go down. I say the magic word, “frittola,” and the vendor dips his hand into a large wicker basket. A cloth keeps the contents hidden from sight, but it’s too late to walk away. We know we’re in Palermo now. The vendor roots around inside the basket until his fist emerges clutching lumps of greasy meat. He smiles as he hands it to me on a paper plate. What I’m looking at is calf carcass remains, boiled and then fried...

The Best Beaches in Peru

Grit Daily syndication partner, International Living, looks at the coastline of Peru and its many beaches. Although known to the local and international surfing crowd for decades, the rest of the world is only recently discovering the relatively undeveloped 1500-mile coastline. With its traditional towns, tranquil seascapes, and great seafood, the coast offers many opportunities for short and long-term stays. Transcript Peru is better known for its archaeological ruins than its beaches. A lot...

Escape the Winter on These 3 Caribbean Islands

Maybe it was Treasure Island, or perhaps Robinson Crusoe, that put a picture of the tropical island into our collective imagination. Or more probable still, Hawaii 5-0. Whichever it was, there’s something about a tropical island that calls to the soul. Coconut palms, soft acoustic music, cold cocktails on the sand. The idea of a Caribbean island home evokes a feeling of relaxed content. But is it affordable? It can be, yes. We’re not suggesting that you look at the Bahamas, Antilles, or Virgin...

This Cruise Ship Role Offers Adventure, Freedom, and a Big Income

When her cruise ship makes a Caribbean port call, Geri Soulliere typically begins her time ashore by taking a gentle stroll through the local town, stopping along the way at one of her favorite oceanside restaurants for a leisurely brunch. Next, she walks over to the many luxury shops lining the port’s entrance to check in with affiliate store managers and assist guests with their high-end purchases. Later in the day, she’ll often take a dip in the crystal-clear Caribbean waters, or perhaps...

Dubrovnik: Sun, Sea, and Ancient History in Croatia’s Breathtaking South

If I had to describe Dubrovnik in just one word, I think ‘majestic’ would fit. The sheer physical beauty and historical grandeur of this seaside city in Croatia has to be seen in person to be appreciated.  Postcard photos don’t do it justice. I visited in late October and still enjoyed warm, sunny days but without the big crowds of midsummer. Founded in the 7th century, ‘The Pearl of the Adriatic’ lives up to its name, with one of the prettiest and best-preserved old towns in Europe, a...

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