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Ruth Edenbaum

Shannon

100+ Posts
Some of you may remember Ruth Edenbaum, who loved Venice and wrote many trip reports about her visits there. Her SlowTrav screen name was Boleskine.

Ruth passed away last month. It was on facebook but if it has been posted here, I could not find anything (apologies if it has been posted before.)

Ruth loved SlowTrav and she was an uber Slowtraveler who posted many times on the defunct forums. I am not sure why she never came here to Slow Europe.

When I was trying to find a previous post about Ruth's passing, I found this article I wrote about the SlowTrav community.
Slow Travel Reminiscing on New Years Eve

Break out your Valpolicella and raise a glass to Ruth! She will be missed.

(Pauline, I hope this is the right forum to post this.)
 

Christian

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Sorry to hear about Ruth's passing. Being a huge fan of Venice, I remember very well her extremely detailed posts and trip reports about La Serenissima. I always wondered how she found the time to write such amazing reports and I was always grateful; reading her was like being transported to Venice! Thanks Ruth!
 
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JMichael

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Thank you Shannon. I understood her health had declined and she faced mobility issues in the last few years. I did not know she passed. My copy of Chow! Venice, signed by you and Ruth holds a place of honor among the guides on my bookshelf. Boleskine's trip reports on the SlowTrav site convinced us to include Venice on our first trip to Italy years ago. It was love at first sight. We've been back several times and hold dear the memories and friendships we've made. I'll raise a glass and say, "Viva, Ruth!"
 

Sharon J

100+ Posts
Some of you may remember Ruth Edenbaum, who loved Venice and wrote many trip reports about her visits there. Her SlowTrav screen name was Boleskine.

Ruth passed away last month. It was on facebook but if it has been posted here, I could not find anything (apologies if it has been posted before.)

Ruth loved SlowTrav and she was an uber Slowtraveler who posted many times on the defunct forums. I am not sure why she never came here to Slow Europe.

When I was trying to find a previous post about Ruth's passing, I found this article I wrote about the SlowTrav community.
Slow Travel Reminiscing on New Years Eve

Break out your Valpolicella and raise a glass to Ruth! She will be missed.

(Pauline, I hope this is the right forum to post this.)
I remember her well. She always gave terrific travel tips, and is greatly missed.
 

Ann

100+ Posts
Paul and I had the good luck to have dinner with Ruth and Martin several times in Venice. Her love for Venice was an inspiration to us, and we were fortunate to have known Ruth.
 

Fletch

100+ Posts
We first meet Ruth when we were in Venice for Shannon’s food and wine tour in 2011. Once we had committed to the tour we read Ruth’s wonderful trip reports, researching the restaurants she wrote about. We had added a weeks stay in an apartment after the tour ( booked due to Slowtrav reviews) and Ruth and family were in the apartment opposite ours.
By that time we had bought Chow Venice and with Shannon’s tour, the book and Ruth’s reviews we had a delicious second week. It began my love of Venice, and our month there in 2018 is a wonderful memory I return to often now travel overseas from Australia is difficult.
I gave my Chow Venice to the next family renting Ruth’s apartment with the hope they would enjoy it as much as we did.
 

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