About the Author

Donna Keel Armer

Donna Keel Armer graduated cum laude with a double major in Psychology and Social Sciences with graduate studies in Theology. Her various management positions in the insurance and airline industries provided her with a strong background as president of a hospitality business she and husband created in Southwest Georgia. Donna has published numerous articles along with her photography on travel, food, human interest, and home and garden in South Carolina magazines. She also teamed up with the Order of the Sons of Italy in Columbia, SC to produce Bella Cucina Italiana, a cookbook featuring her photography. She and her husband live in Beaufort, SC where she volunteers at the Pat Conroy Literary Center and Hunting Island State Park.

Falling in love with the world

Traveling

Donna’s first trip to Italy occurred in 1995. She fell in love. While she has traveled extensively in North America, Europe, and Africa, she was compelled to return to Italy over and over. When she found herself alone in a small village in Southern Italy, she put the experience in a email journal to a small group of friends, hoping that one day she’d find the words to share the mystery, the music, the mosaics, the martyrs, and the marvelous food with the world.

2019 MARINA DI RAGUSA, SICILY

2019 MARINA DI RAGUSA, SICILY

PEOPLE DON’T TAKE TRIPS, TRIPS TAKE PEOPLE ~ JOHN STEINBECKTravel adventures are just that—adventures. Some are educational, some whimsical, some disappointing, some grueling and some exceptional. With travel there’s always this business with transportation—being...

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

One always measures friendships by how they show up in bad weather ~ Winston Churchill We are neither ducks nor Londoners— Today is the visual image I have of London—wet, chilly, gray—perfect. We put on our slickers and cross over from Westminster to Pimlico. It’s...

Royal Day Out

Royal Day Out

Life is for living and working at. If you find anything or anybody a bore, the fault is in yourself ~ Queen Elizabeth I August 20, 2019 - Today the weather is unpredictable—rain and sun—off and on. It’s chilly or maybe better words are brisk and breezy. It’s a lovely...

London, August 2019

London, August 2019

Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world. - Gustav Flaubert August 18, 2019 Greetings from London, The flights from Savannah to Atlanta and Atlanta to London were non-eventful. That’s the best thing you can say about travel these...

Otranto, Italia, October 8, 2012

Otranto, Italia, October 8, 2012

Monday (lunedi) - October 8, 2012 OTRANTO, ITALIA To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the most pleasant sensations in the world………Freya Stark I fall asleep on the sofa. It’s in a corner of the kitchen along with a TV. It’s a homey environment—the place where I...