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Brands that know their customers at Geneva Motor Show

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:21+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Categories: Aston Martin, Audi, Automobiles and Energy, BMW, Ferrari, Italy, Jaguar, Land Rover, Luxury vehicles, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The 87th Geneva International Motor Show is in full swing. As is usual, Geneva brings out the beautiful supercars and the most lavish parties. Behind all the glitz and glamor are car companies with world premieres designed to intrigue and attract the new customers for 2017. I asked Ian Beavis, Chief Strategy Officer for Foote, [...]

Some Italians don’t like it hot

By | 2016-09-25T19:40:56+00:00 August 17th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Food and Wine, Italy, Travel & Leisure|Tags: , , , , |

There it was again. The intrusive buzzer that made us jump each time it echoed through our Italian villa. Someone was at the security gate, asking to come in. An unfamiliar part of our new life in Naples included a security fence around our home with a pedestrian gate for guests. Looking out the window [...]

The Streets of Italy, Mine is Bigger Than Yours

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:33+00:00 June 27th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Food and Wine, It's the little things, Italy, Travel & Leisure|Tags: , , , |

Rita started it. The day we moved into our villa in Naples she was at our front gate. A small dark Italian woman with laughing brown eyes, she came to our house the first time with Italian coffee. The following week, the button on our security gate was pushed a dozen times by Rita. Buzz, [...]

Going the wrong way on a one way in Italy

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:34+00:00 May 5th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Food and Wine, Italy, Travel & Leisure|Tags: , , , , , |

We were going the wrong way The wrong way on a one-way street in the tiny coastal town of Arco Felice. Usually, roundabouts went around. Getting lost or confused about which direction to take while you're inside one is an easy fix - you just keep driving in a circle until you figure [...]

Lost and found in Benevento, Italy

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:34+00:00 April 29th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Food and Wine, Italy, Travel & Leisure|Tags: , , , , |

The road was getting narrow. Reaching out from the back seat of our Harley-Davidson Street Glide, I could almost touch the tall, rough walls on either side of the bike. Up ahead, our friend Joe was leading us to the annual Apple Festival in the small Italian town of Benevento. A wrong turn [...]

Honoring Veteran’s Day in Italy

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:40+00:00 March 13th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Europe, Italy, Travel & Leisure|Tags: , , , , |

Originally a group of five motorcycles leaving Rome together, the two riders behind us were no longer visible in our rear view mirrors, and I hoped the riders were okay. The ride to Rome began as a road trip from Naples to the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery to lay a wreath honoring Veteran's Day. [...]