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Fashion in history

The Victoria & Albert Museum in London has a wonderful collection of resources on their web site covering fashion through the ages. …

Travel writing competition

The Daily Telegraph, a national newspaper in the United Kingdom, offers regular travel writing competitions with interesting cash prizes. The “Just Back” …

Odds & Ends

Downloadables of useful odds and ends Comparative shoe sizes To buy or not to buy Sanctions imposed for purchasing conterfeit goods (bags …

Free online courses

A fantastic collection of free online courses developed by universities the world over. The courses cover a wide range of interests to …

Venice in unexpected places

This brief post is not intended as a book review, but simply as a pointer to yet another piece of creative writing …

Interactive maps

I would like to bring to your attention a recent announcement made by Iveser, The Venetian Institute for the History of the …

Pasquetta Picnic

Traditionally, Easter Monday — Pasquetta as it’s called in Italian — is a day for getting out with friends and family for …

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