Marcy Gordon

About Marcy Gordon

Marcy Gordon has laughed her way through 27 countries, many of them before the age of fourteen in the company of her travel-writing mother. She lived in Italy and worked for The Touring Club of Italy, as contributing editor and co-designer of the Authentic Italy guidebook series. Her narrative writing has been featured on-line and in print in many Travelers’ Tales anthologies including Best Women’s Travel Writing 2010 & 2011 More Sand in My Bra, 30 Days in Italy, and The Thong Also Rises. She writes a popular blog about wine and wine tourism called Come for the Wine ( and is the founder of Writing Between the Vines—Vineyard Retreats for Writers, an artist–in–residence program on vineyard estates around the world ( She is a graduate of the University of Florida, College of Journalism and Communications.

Leave the Lipstick, Take the Iguana

iguan_s Leave the Lipstick, Take the Iguana is the 9th book in the best-selling Travelers' Tales humor series, which began with There's No Toilet Paper on the Road Less Traveled and blossomed into a classic "underwear" women's humor series, including Sand in My Bra and The Thong Also Rises. This laugh-out-loud collection will resonate with experienced travelers and novices alike and includes hilarious misadventures with packing, border crossings, travel fashion, language faux pas, weird food encounters, and romantic overtures abroad.

Leave the Lipstick, Take the Iguana2020-05-12T13:59:53-07:00

Gently You Have to Avoid a Frightening Behavior

by Marcy Gordon
It was an emergency in a foreign tongue.
Last year I decided to improve my scant knowledge of Italian and enrolled in a three-month intensive course at the Universita per Stranieri in Perugia, the world renowned language school for foreigners in Umbria, Italy. As part of the total immersion method, your first lesson starts
Gently You Have to Avoid a Frightening Behavior2017-04-24T02:32:45-07:00