"Knowledge is only a rumor until it lives in the muscle."

--Proverb, Tribal New Guinea


We met young, fell in love and quickly bonded over a shared zest for life and a passion for travel. Fast forward a few decades and after multiple careers, Linda (a former chef) returned to her roots and began blogging about food and sustainability.

Linda believes that to do her subjects' stories justice, she has to spend time with them--the chefs, farmers, artisan food and wine producers plying their craft in old world ways against the odds in an era of mass production and globalization. Before long, a lot of people were asking if they could tag along. Hence, Morso Soggiorno was born.

If you yearn for new experiences, love great food, yummy wines, good conversation and an appreciation for the good (yet simple) life, we're going to get along just fine.


Partners in life. Partners in travel.

Linda Plazonja

Chef, blogger, restaurant consultant, social worker, mom, yogi--Linda wears many hats. But one of her favourites is 'food sherpa.' She is relentless in her passion for celebrating artisan producers and sharing new food and travel finds with people. Nothing makes Linda happier than saying, "Here, try this" and then watching someone's face light up as they experience a sublime dish or a yummy new wine for the first time.


Jonathan Plazonja

It's no surprise that Jonathan has an incurable case of wanderlust. As a child, he lived in Manhattan, Mexico City, Geneva, Barcelona, Madrid, Miami, Connecticut, Caracas and San Juan. Today, he's the creative director of a Boston-based ad agency focused on luxury travel. Jonathan shares Linda's passion for food, wine and new experiences. He co-hosts certain trips and acts as guest wine blogger, photographer and translator.

What people are saying:

Abruzzo with MorsoSoggiorno—What a treat. Linda opened a unique window into the homes, farms, vineyards and kitchens of warm and generous Italians. We laughed a lot, made new friends, and many special memories.
Linda says she likes high-end accommodations and street food. Amen. Ours was a moveable feast across Spain. Linda and Jonathan are the perfect trip guides: fun, flexible, adventurous and accommodating. A fabulous trip.
Linda + Jonathan create a lifetime of memories to savor after experiencing one of their trips. From the ancient salt flats in Sicily to the beautiful vineyards of Piedmont, they seamlessly fuse together an adventure that is all things authentic Italian—cultural, agricultural, gastronomic and fun. You get it all when you travel with MorsoSoggiorno.
My visits to the Abruzzo region of Italy with MorsoSoggiorno in October, 2013 and to Cuba in February, 2016 with Latin Art Space were led by extraordinarily knowledgeable (and fun) experts who gave us unprecedented “insider’” views of galleries, studios, private homes, kitchens, farms, performances, lectures and more.