A Self-Guided Walking Tour of Sorrento, Italy

Published by eHow. Written By Alisa Marie Coccari Homer, in his epic poem “The Odyssey,” wrote of Sorrento’s mystical sirens, mermaids and idyllic landscapes. Luring travelers for centuries, this region on Italy’s Amalfi Coast has been influenced through the ages by the Etruscans, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, French and Spanish. Nestled on the Bay of Naples … Continue reading


By Alisa Marie Coccari, published by LIVESTRONG June 27, 2013. The grand dame of Paris, the Eiffel Tower, remains the iconic symbol of France. Towering over the City of Light at over 1,000 feet, the structure draws millions of tourists from all corners of the globe to visit and climb this glorious iron landmark and … Continue reading

The Festivals of Champagne, France

By Alisa Marie Coccari Published in The Arizona Republic News, March 8, 2013. The word “champagne” generally conjures up thoughts of the effervescent wine. But this sparkling libation gets its name from the region in France where it is produced from grapes that thrive in its chalky soil. Just northeast of Paris and close to … Continue reading

COFFEE CULTURE | Lost in Translation

Published in Good Taste Magazine, Cayman Islands By Alisa Bowen Coffee Culture | Lost in Translation One of our writers, Alisa, giggled so hard she nearly emitted her cappuccino foam up through her nose in a coffee shop when she overheard a rushed business woman emphatically demand her order to the barista: “Give me a … Continue reading

PROSECCO | A Venetian Love Story

Written by Alisa Bowen for Good Taste Magazine I remember it precisely. The evening was perfecto!  I had just returned from an operatic serenade in a gondola up Venezia’s main canal, lit only by the late summer’s moonlight. As the gondolier lifted me from the velvet-lined boat, my other hand was gingerly filled with a … Continue reading

AN EPICUREAN EPICENTER | Cayman the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean

Published in Good Taste Magazine By Alisa Bowen Photography by David Wolfe A leisurely metamorphosis and culinary evolution has transformed Cayman into a globally recognized international culinary capital of the Caribbean—and the world! This doesn’t happen overnight. It has been, true to our nature, cleverly evolving on “island-time” and through a rather organic process, which … Continue reading

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