[caption id="attachment_2335" align="aligncenter" width="550" caption="Sunrise over Ravello "][/caption] The sunrise this morning, the first day of September, was warm and soft. The start of a new month on the calendar can mean so little and so much. One day to the next, no big deal, right?...

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[caption id="attachment_2319" align="aligncenter" width="550" caption="Arriving by boat to the tiny Santa Croce beach west of Amalfi"][/caption] The waves splash against the side of the small boat as it turns toward shore and the brilliant orange umbrellas at the Santa Croce beach. Somewhere in the mountains soaring...

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[caption id="attachment_2265" align="aligncenter" width="350" caption="An alluring garden entrance in Ravello"][/caption] The Amalfi Coast is made of twists and turns with hidden away staircases, unexpected vistas out to the sea and beautiful spots to discover. If you're the sort of traveler who likes to wander and explore,...

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[caption id="attachment_2261" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Grapes just beginning to grow on the Amalfi Coast"][/caption] Walking home the other day I spotted the first tiny grapes growing on a lush green vine. Spring has been very rainy this year, and the vines and plants seem to be loving...

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