On My Radar Screen

Happy Friday!! I think it is finally supposed to warm up a tiny bit this weekend - I hope so!
After a week of tempting you with travels in Sicily, sailing in the BVI and flying off spur of the moment to Hawaii, I hope you enjoy some of things that hit up on my radar screen this week:

Photo of Villa Campestri from Food52

I would LOVE to take this trip offered by Food 52 - Tuscan cooking classes, olive oil and wine tastings sound almost perfect to me.

via Pinterest
 Have you ever traveled by train? With these train trips from Destinations Travel Magazine, the journey, rather than the destination, is the most important part of the trip. I have always dreamed of taking the Orient Express from London to Venice.  (Shameless plug - while you are perusing the latest issue of Destinations, don't miss my article on handling travel emergencies!)

via J Crew
A packing list courtesy of J Crew for those aforementioned resort travels.

Photo via Shakespeare and Company

I could spend hours in bookstores...check out America's Top Bookstores according to Travel and Leisure magazine.  What is your favorite bookstore? I love Strand in New York, Kramer Books in Washington, DC (they also serve an amazing brunch) and, of course, Shakespeare and Company in Paris.

Speaking of books, what are you reading these days? I am finishing up Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver - it's was a little slow at first, but I am really enjoying it now.

Have a lovely (and hopefully, a warmer) weekend wherever you may be wandering!