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Kathy McCabe
Kathy McCabe is the founder and publisher of the award-winning subscription travel newsletter, Dream of Italy, which has been recommended by National Geographic Traveler, USA TODAY, U.S. News & World Report and more for its insider travel advice on everything from cooking schools to villa rentals. McCabe is an Italy travel expert who has shared her travel advice in print, on the Web, radio and television throughout the world, helping those seeking meaningful and authentic travel in Italy, whether it is their first trip or 14th. McCabe’s travel writing has also appeared in USA TODAY, Saveur, Washingtonian, Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel, Global Traveler, The Travel Channel Online, Fodor's Travel Publications, The Dallas Morning News, The Baltimore Sun and more. A graduate of Georgetown and John Hopkins Universities, McCabe began her journalism career at ABC News in New York . Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Entries by Kathy McCabe

5 Cool Italy Travel Trends for 2014

(2) Comments | Posted January 24, 2014 | 11:52 PM

While Italy is always a popular destination for travelers, 2014 is shaping up to be a very special year for travel to la bel paese. I've been reporting on Italy travel full-time for 11 years in my role as editor of Dream of Italy, and this year I've noticed...

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See Italy With Great Tour Guides

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2013 | 9:00 PM

Italy is so incredibly rich in history, culture, art and gastronomy that it is challenging to take in its many layers without consulting an expert. Hiring a local tour guide for even just a half-day can enhance a traveler's understanding immeasurably. At Dream of Italy, we set out to...

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Where To Stay In Puglia, Italy: Two Luxury Farmhouses

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2012 | 12:30 PM

Since I first visited the region of Puglia, in the heel of Italy on the Adriatic Sea, eight years ago, it has become an increasingly popular destination for Italians and foreigners alike. There are many reasons why Puglia is so captivating, including the stunning beaches and landscape, the...

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Inside Francis Ford Coppola's New Italian Hotel (PHOTOS)

(4) Comments | Posted June 25, 2012 | 7:00 AM

In 10 years of publishing Dream of Italy and some 30 visits to this country, I've had the privilege of staying in many celebrated hotels. I'd never wept as I left one until I checked out of Palazzo Margherita.

My eyes welled up as I say...

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5 Tips For Renting A Villa In Italy

(2) Comments | Posted April 27, 2012 | 7:00 AM

Inspired by tales of expats on Italy's Grand Tour during the the 18th and 19th centuries to the modern dream-come-true of Frances Mayes renovating and living in a Tuscan villa, many travelers yearn for the experience of renting a villa in Italy.

Renting a villa in Italy allows...

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Christmas In Italy: Age-Old Traditions (PHOTOS)

(5) Comments | Posted December 13, 2011 | 6:50 AM

While millions of people travel to Italy during the summer months, if they only knew the treasures that would await them by taking a winter break instead and enjoying the magic of Christmas in Italy. Yes, the holiday has become a bit more commercialized here in recent years....

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Savoring Umbria's Earthy Tastes

(2) Comments | Posted July 31, 2011 | 10:15 PM

While the region of Umbria in central Italy is famous for its religious sites, like Assisi, and crafts, like Deruta ceramics), a visit to area is also a chance to taste unique cuisine based on the bounty of the land and years of culinary traditions....

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Pet Travel: One Dog's Flight on Pet Airways (PHOTOS)

(11) Comments | Posted June 22, 2011 | 9:32 AM

Are you taking a long distance trip this summer and wish you could take your dog? If you're anything like me, you consider your pet a key part of the family and his travel arrangements are just as important as yours. As a travel writer, I'm usually the...

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Luxury Train in Italy: Rome to Venice on The Orient Express

(1) Comments | Posted January 9, 2011 | 3:46 PM

For those who think the Orient Express exists only in the movies (case in point, the film adaptation of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express) and the history books, think again. The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is indeed alive and well, carrying 15,000 passengers yearly, on stylish train journeys between European...

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Christmas in Rome: Four Places to Enjoy Italian Traditions

(9) Comments | Posted December 15, 2010 | 2:30 PM

Traveling to Italy so often -- at least several times a year -- I've discovered that my favorite season to visit Italy is winter, especially right around Christmas. This is the time when tourist crowds are more tame, the weather is usually still mild and Italians are doing what they...

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