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...

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Donna Keel Armer

Donna Keel Armer’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.

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"Solo in Salento: A Memoir is so much more than a book about travel. It’s a touching memoir of self-discovery and renewal. The stunning prose will transport you to the Puglia region of Italy, where you’ll see masterful mosaics and taste Italian delicacies, and be moved by Donna’s personal journey."

Cele Seldon, travel journalist, Seldon Ink

Donna Armer
2020-03-03T22:35:06+00:00

Cele Seldon, travel journalist, Seldon Ink

"Solo in Salento: A Memoir is so much more than a book about travel. It’s a touching memoir of self-discovery and renewal. The stunning prose will transport you to the Puglia region of Italy, where you’ll see masterful mosaics and taste Italian delicacies, and be moved by Donna’s personal journey."
“Donna Keel Armer’s gorgeous memoir is an invitation to explore Italy with an artist’s eye, a sommelier’s palate, and a mystic’s heart. Her story – reflective and riotous, intimate and illuminating –bares a bold and vulnerable personal journey of loss, discovery, and epiphany. Don’t miss this book!"

Rebecca Bruff, author of Trouble the Water

Donna Armer
2020-06-15T17:22:48+00:00

Rebecca Bruff, author of Trouble the Water

“Donna Keel Armer’s gorgeous memoir is an invitation to explore Italy with an artist’s eye, a sommelier’s palate, and a mystic’s heart. Her story – reflective and riotous, intimate and illuminating –bares a bold and vulnerable personal journey of loss, discovery, and epiphany. Don’t miss this book!"
“Armer sets off on her solo journey to rediscover the self she has forgotten, to step into her power, to heal, and we eagerly read on to discover what she learns about her life so that we, in turn, can learn about ourselves.”

Joan Dempsey, author of This Is How It Begins

Donna Armer
2020-06-15T17:39:07+00:00

Joan Dempsey, author of This Is How It Begins

“Armer sets off on her solo journey to rediscover the self she has forgotten, to step into her power, to heal, and we eagerly read on to discover what she learns about her life so that we, in turn, can learn about ourselves.”
"Solo in Salento is a journey of self discovery amid the white washed town of Otranto. There's sumptuous seafood, delicious wine and local hospitality like no other! Solo in Salento will woo you completely and make you dream of visiting the boot of Italy...to experience it all yourself.”

Ishita Sood, India’s only blogger on Italy - Italophilia www.ishitasood.com

Donna Armer
2020-06-15T17:43:28+00:00

Ishita Sood, India’s only blogger on Italy - Italophilia www.ishitasood.com

"Solo in Salento is a journey of self discovery amid the white washed town of Otranto. There's sumptuous seafood, delicious wine and local hospitality like no other! Solo in Salento will woo you completely and make you dream of visiting the boot of Italy...to experience it all yourself.”
“Donna gives each reader permission to follow her playful lead… diving into their own hearts, cleaning off who they aren’t, and snuggling up, ever so gracefully, to who they really are.”

Sally Veillette, author of Coming to Your Senses: Soaring With Your Soul and Sicilian Roots

Donna Armer
2020-06-15T17:43:52+00:00

Sally Veillette, author of Coming to Your Senses: Soaring With Your Soul and Sicilian Roots

“Donna gives each reader permission to follow her playful lead… diving into their own hearts, cleaning off who they aren’t, and snuggling up, ever so gracefully, to who they really are.”
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