Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Quoted in the Fodors Italy 2009 Guidebook

Yesterday I received an email from the Community Manager of (a travel site that has a great travel forum) stating,

"Congratulations! You were quoted in Fodor's Italy 2009 along with other travelers like you as a part of the guide's "Word of Mouth" feature.

Each title in the Fodor's Gold Guide series includes "Word of Mouth", suggestions and tips from travelers who have posted on, both in the Forums and within the site's member reviews sections. We believe that the first-hand experiences of our members add much to our guides; these stories and recommendations are a part of what makes Fodor's guides unique. T o thank you for being both a part of our travel community and our guides, we'd like to offer you a complimentary guide of your choice... "

I'm planning a trip to France next May 2009, so I requested they send me their book on Provence.

This is the second time that I was quoted. The first time was for their Paris 2008 guidebook, which I recommended L'As du Fallafel, a place in the Marais that serves great falafel sandwiches and other tasty treats.

For the heck of it, I decided to Google my quote and found out that it was used in a March 2008 story on Fodors entitled, "12 Tips for Beating the Euro in Rome"

...and here it is:

"One way to save on the expense of guided tours is to register online at Sound Guides ( and download the various free self-guided tours to your Ipod or MP3 player." -- monicapileggi

Along with a tip in the Frommer's Smart Travelers Passport, I've now been quoted three times! I really need to get into the travel business.


leigh said...

that's exciting! Your tips and journals definitely have helped me! Back in 2005, I dined at LE BISTROT DE BRETEUIL after reading your review and it was the best meal of the trip!

Monica Pileggi said...

Hi Leigh,

I'm glad my tips and journals helped you. Le Bistrot de Breteuil was always a favorite of mine! I'm going back to France in May 2009 and plan to dine there again.

Take care,


Dining Diva said...

We absolutely LOVED L'as du Falafel in the Marais. We got there a bit late on a Friday afternoon, and they were in the midst of starting to shut down for the Sabbath. Although they weren't allowing anymore sit-down diners, they kept the carry-out window going for the hungry latecomers.

It was one of our favorite taste treats in Paris!

While we were standing in the street enjoying the falafel, I heard someone calling my name. It turned out to be two of the people I had met the previous summer on a Hiking/Culinary tour of Tuscany. Their daughter was studying at the Sorbonne and had recommended that they eat at L'as. They loved it so much that they were back for a 2nd visit!

Hey - you can't eat like Le Bernadin every day! Sometimes a perfect falafel just hits the spot!

Plus...don't you just LOVE the Marais district???