Italy Revealed: Camogli

Italy Revealed Camogli: Travel +Leisure Feature I was surprised to see Travel + Leisure with my beloved Camogli, Italy photo featured directly on the front cover. Camogli is like a slice of the Riviera from decades ago before the designer stores came to line seaside promenades. Before the celebrities parked their yachts in the marinas. Camogli is an exquisite village with a perfectly placed seafront

2020-09-19T19:10:50-07:00

Sicilian Desserts – Only the Best!

Sicilians love their healthy and locally-grown foods such as apricots, artichokes, olives, and beans. Some of the most notable savory foods include arancini (rice balls), pecorino cheese, and stuffed eggplant. Yet aside from the yummy savory foods they have, Sicily has some of the most delicious Sicilian desserts in all of Europe. The world-famous cannoli and torta di ricotta (ricotta cake) are indispensable sweets that

2020-06-04T13:34:44-07:00

Portofino Italy: At Least Once in Your Lifetime

✦ Here is WHY You Should Visit Portofino! ✦ Portofino, Italy Portofino, Italy is a small fishing village along the Italian Riviera known for its good looks and visitors: the Hollywood crowd and beyond! But you don't have to be a celebrity or wealthy to visit this gorgeous seaside town in Northern Italy. For me, it is the perfect town. The half-moon shaped harbor, with

2020-08-13T11:02:31-07:00

Venice to Burano: THE Complete Guide

  One of the best-kept secrets in Venice used to be the island of Burano, maybe it is not so secret anymore. But it is definitely worth a visit, even if you just have 2 days in Venice it’s well worth visiting this colorful island! This island is best known for its rainbow-painted houses. Don't worry, once you get there, there is plenty to do

2020-07-03T16:09:08-07:00

Best Things to do in Venice, Plus Where to Stay!

If you ask me how I like to travel, I would say “solo.” As a photographer, I find it’s easier to wander alone and take my time to get exactly the right shot that I want. So on my third visit exploring Venice, I found a few of the best things to do in Venice, Italy. I was totally prepared to take in a day

2020-04-14T12:25:34-07:00

7 Places to Visit Europe in the Spring

Spring is a lovely reminder of how beautiful change can be. The cold winter weather is finally stripped away and people can finally feel like life's alive in everything. Spring is a great time to take a vacation to Europe and visit wonderful places. There are plenty of festivals to go to and blooming flowers to see that you shouldn't miss out on a European

2020-05-13T14:06:37-07:00

7 Underrated Destinations to Visit in 2020

Catapulting yourself to new places for a vacation is a great way to start the New Year. Winter seems to be slowly creeping away and going on a spring vacation to underrated places is just what you need. Forget about the same old boring places like Cancun, Hawaii, or Florida for a spring vacation. Instead, take yourself on a new adventure to places like Ruidoso,

2020-08-02T19:48:58-07:00

Furore: The Hidden Gem on the Road to Rome

There's this petite village - really a settlement, that lies just off the scenic road to Amalfi just above the coastline. It is called Furore, Italy. At one time, it was a fisherman's village, full of tiny boat houses that clung to the side of the mountain along the gorge. Many people admired the cluster of houses and the view overlooking the village, but no

2020-05-30T12:27:42-07:00

Warm Places to Travel to in April

I believe everyone deserves a vacation. Most people think that a vacation should be in a tropical paradise where sometimes your skin seems to melt due to the extreme heat (maybe I exaggerated just a little, but you know what I mean!). Skip the tropical beaches in the Summer and go on a great vacation in the Spring to a warm place instead! I have

2020-07-03T15:10:36-07:00

The Most Epic Beaches in the World

White and soft sand, palm trees, impressive size cliffs, and the ocean. At least a few vacation days in one of the seven most beautiful beaches in the world would make a tourist trip just as good as a fairytale. Of course, it is easy to be biased about it, but all of these beaches and places we are going to talk about today are

2020-06-27T11:16:02-07:00

Best Christmas Markets in Europe & Tips to Attend

You can almost hear those sleigh bells ringing in your ears as the Christmas season approaches your world. The sound of Santa Claus' “HO, HO, HO” can be heard on the radio, television, in social media, and even as you you shop on the city streets. So let me tell you, there is no better time to visit a European Christmas Market than like the

2020-07-03T16:40:11-07:00

Hidden Gems in Rome – Discover the Secrets of an Ancient City

With a history that spans centuries, Rome is a city that takes a lifetime to discover. No matter how many times I go to Rome, I always find something new. It seems to contain an infinite number of secrets and sights to behold. While many are well-known and are on the top of most travelers’ bucket lists, this capital city has its share of secret places

2019-10-24T07:57:55-07:00

12 + Things To Do In Positano Italy

Positano, Italy is a gorgeous slice of Heaven, ok, I mean "beach town" in Italy along the Amalfi Coast. It is famous for its colorful buildings, excellent restaurants, and perfect location for honeymooners, and really anyone who wants to enjoy the Italian sun! With its winding roads that lead down to the sea, there are plenty of cafes, shops, and boutique hotels to stay at.

2019-09-03T13:50:33-07:00

Things to do in Venice in 2 Days

Everyone knows Venice, but how many people really know those 100 islands in Northern Italy's Veneto region built upon the islands of the Adriatic Sea? Venice, also known as Venezia to the Italians, is a 1700-year-old city that at one time was considered the epicenter of European finances and art. Today it is a romantic tourist destination for all to enjoy. A place where you can

2020-02-04T05:07:06-07:00

How to Plan the Most Authentic Vacation in Italy

Make This Your Next Authentic Italian Vacation Americans love Italy Vacations. Yet many times when we go, we get bogged down in the massive cities and we begin to feel that the vacation becomes "too touristy". In Rome, the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain are so busy that they are almost avoidable areas to go to anymore because of the massive crowds. Even Rome has

2020-07-09T21:17:48-07:00

Drive from Rome to Positano!

I'd say the Amalfi Coast is right on up there with the top 10 places to see before you die! You have got to experience it for yourself. Take your spouse on a romantic getaway. Fly into Rome, rent a car, and drive from Rome to Positano by car. See it for yourself, at your own pace and leisure. That's what we did on our

2020-08-13T16:30:56-07:00

Top 7 Things to do in Genova Italia

I fell in love with the Liguria region where Genova, Italia (Genoa, Italy) is located. It is squeezed in between Monaco and Tuscany and is the thinnest and the smallest of all the regions of Italy. It may not be the most popular area or an area you think of when it comes to a visit to Italy, but take it from me, you will

2019-08-20T11:48:58-07:00

Every Girl Dreams of Venice, Italy

  "If you read a lot, nothing is as great as you've imagined.  Venice is -- Venice is better."  Fran Lebowitz Venice Murmurings More than anything, I would just love to "be" in Venice, Italy.  You know,  "to be" and not "to do"?  The "being" part is the key. It affects what I am doing and I must say, the more I develop my 'being'

2020-06-18T19:53:54-07:00

Carnival Of Venice: An Experience Never to Forget!

Photo by Donnie Sexton Hands down, the most spectacular event I’ve ever witnessed has to be the Carnival of Venice. I didn’t rent a costume or pay to attend any of the masquerade balls, but I had the time of my life wandering this historical city and being utterly bedazzled by the continual parade of costumed people there to celebrate the Venice Carnival.

2020-01-24T02:42:04-07:00

Dolomites in Italy for Our Next Ski Trip

  Dolomites, Italy Christmas Holidays for Our Family It is just about that time of year that I start to look for vacation spots for my family for our annual Christmas ski vacation. My husband has an affinity for mountains and snow during the Christmas holiday season, he is a ski fanatic. Last year was Telluride, CO, so typically I choose a “winter”

2019-07-30T10:22:59-07:00

Positano Beach, Italy: Bellisimo! This Place is Gorgeous!

Positano Beach: There is so much to say about the beloved Positano Beach, and yet nothing you can say that will give you the true essence to explain what Positano is all about. It speaks for itself, without superfluous words. It is so stunning that it makes you hunger for more. I can say that I absolutely loved the amazing drive we took down the

2020-08-04T21:01:33-07:00

A Tiny Island in the Middle of Rome: Tiber Island, Italy

I watched out the large rectangular window and the massive television screen blaring Italian on the wall at the same time. Glancing back and forth, I could see where each frame of the movie had been filmed. The main actor would walk into the door that I had just walked through and then up the stairs to the very room I was standing in. However,

2019-08-22T21:57:21-07:00

A Luxury Getaway at the Hotel Cesenatico in Italy

Cesenatico is a port city located on the Adriatic coast of Italy. It is in the province of Forlì-Cesena, which is in the region of Emilia-Romagna, south of Ravenna. If you have not had a chance to visit the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, then have I got a treat for you! It's called Cesenatico and I had a chance to stay at the gorgeous Hotel

2020-03-31T11:16:44-07:00

Travel Europe – Things to Do in Cesena Italy

Cesena is a gorgeous local community located in the central region of Italy called Emilia Romagna. This city is just 9 miles from the Adriatic Sea and was once an important town during Roman times which was famous for its wines in the region. My impression is that not that many people have heard of this region of Italy even though it has much to offer

2020-08-08T21:27:25-07:00

Italy Magazine Blog Awards 2013: Yippee! I won

  Italy Magazine - Blogger Awards 2014 Italy Magazine's Blog Awards! If you know me, then you know it is no secret that Italy is an amazing destination that I love to visit!  Yes, it is true, I absolutely find Italy fascinating. I am happy to announce that one of the most unforgettable experiences that I have had on my travels was awarded

2019-07-04T05:28:54-07:00

How to Plan an Authentic Italian Vacation in Tuscany

Italian Luxury Hamlet in Tuscany Just as the sun was beginning to peek into my 18th-century room at a luxury hamlet in Tuscany, I begin to wake out of one of the deepest nights of sleep I had been in for a while. The glow of the sun tossed shadows on to the whitewashed walls and hardwood floors and I was curled up in a

2019-12-07T08:53:39-07:00

Eat in Italy: Eat. Drink. Be Italian.

When I found myself with the better part of a day to explore the medieval city of Perugia, I stumbled across a Perugia food tour. It was offered by Via Del Vino Food & Wine Tours. This four-hour tour, created by Susan Guerra, seemed just the ticket for the perfect places to eat in Italy.  Now I confess to not being a connoisseur of great

2020-08-03T22:44:23-07:00

Arrivederci! Upcoming Epic Travels!

I thought I would let you guys in on a little preview of my upcoming travels.  I am getting ready for a whirlwind trip to Italy and Ireland, countries I have been to before, but honestly, they are two of my favorite ... and ones I always look forward to going back to. It all started out when I was going to a travel conference

2019-08-10T16:31:19-07:00

Luxury Firenze Hotel: IL Salviatino – Florence, Italy

Luxury Firenze Hotel: IL Salviatino - Florence, Italy Exhausted from my overnight flight to Rome from the USA, and then my train ride to Florence, I was bound and determined to make it to my Firenze hotel to find my suite with a king-sized bed soon. It was not exactly in the center of  Florence, but in a neighborhood on a hill overlooking Florence known

2020-07-09T14:05:42-07:00

One of the Best Places to Go in Italy

One of the Best Places to Go in Italy: The Strozzi Family Estate   My modern day fairytale: It is not every day you get to meet Italian royalty! “Privilege comes with an acute sense of responsibility. It’s like carrying the weight of a thousand years on your shoulders—as if the eyes of history were always upon you—and you need to find the way to

2020-01-24T11:35:11-07:00

Unique Italian Culture: Gelato Italiano

No matter what region you are in Italy, there’s one Italian treat that never fails to please the entire group: Gelato Italiano! But what is this Italian Gelato? Where did it come from? And what makes it so different than ice cream? Let's dig into this frozen treat and see what makes it so special. First of all, frozen creamy treats aren’t new. In ancient Roman times, Italians

2019-08-24T11:10:15-07:00

Hotel Adler Spa in Tuscany, Italy for Your Mind and Soul

Hotel Adler, otherwise known as the Adler Thermae Spa and Relax Resort in Tuscany, Italy We had arrived in this tiny little town in Italy in the middle of Tuscany and were anxious to see what was meant by this Italian “relax spa” called Hotel Adler. I had heard Italians relax differently than Americans, so I was ready to find out the differences at Hotel Adler.

2020-07-09T10:18:18-07:00

The Power of Travel Seen Through the Eyes of a Travel Company

Most days I write about my travel experiences: the good, the bad, and the ugly… But mostly I write about the wonderful travel experiences that I feel and see through my rose-colored glasses. I am grateful for the travel experiences that I have had around the globe and a recent invite by Trafalgar Tours, a global travel company, made me realize what goes into making

2019-08-25T17:14:33-07:00
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