The National Gallery and fountains in London's Trafalgar Square
There are some cities I imagine I could feel comfortable living in after some time, while there are others where I feel comfortable from the moment I arrive. London has always fallen into the latter category, and the more time I spend there the more comfortable it feels. For me, the height of comfort and feeling at home while traveling comes from staying in a vacation rental rather than a hotel. There’s just no better way to feel like a local and relax while on holiday! Earlier this month we discovered the Eden, . . . → Read More: Falling in Love with London All Over Again
As an expat in Italy, I’m drawn to memoirs by writers who have followed a similar journey of uprooting life and going in search of a new pathway in a new country. Naturally, if the book is about expat life in Italy, then it’s probably top of my “must read” list. I was thrilled to receive an advance copy of the latest release from Gemelli Press At Least You’re in Tuscany: A Somewhat Disastrous Quest for the Sweet Life by Jennifer Criswell.
In the case of Criswell’s memoir, you can judge a book by its cover! Just like the author, I . . . → Read More: Book Review | At Least You’re in Tuscany by Jennifer Criswell
There is something inspiring in a train station. The coming, the going, the energy of the crowds or the sadness of an empty platform – everything adds to the air of possibility and adventure. And freedom, of course. It’s all three of these that entice Francesco, a university student living outside Rome, to buy a month long InterRail pass and set off to explore Europe. Based in part on the author Alessandro Gallenzi’s adventures traveling around Europe by train, InterRail follows Francesco’s journey as he travels from Italy to Germany, Denmark, Sweden, to disaster in Amsterdam, sleeping on the streets and . . . → Read More: Book Review | InterRail by Alessandro Gallenzi
Every four years a very special day happens in Amalfi. There are many days to be in Amalfi, but this is the day to be in Amalfi. The distinctive Amalfi blue flags with white crosses are the first sign that something special is about to happen. The city is festooned with the beautiful flags leading up to the Regata delle Antiche Repubbliche Marinare, or the Regatta of the Historic Maritime Republics of Italy, which took place in Amalfi on June 3rd, 2012. Started in 1956, this annual event brings together Italy’s four historic sea republics of the Middle Ages to compete . . . → Read More: Regata delle Antiche Repubbliche Marinare | Amalfi 2012
Spotting a destination wedding in Ravello's piazza
With San Valentino just around the corner, romance is definitely in the air. The Amalfi Coast is one of the top travel destinations for romance in Italy – popular for engagements, destination weddings, honeymoons and special anniversary celebrations. As a romantic at heart, I would love to share some of the places on the Amalfi Coast that would make a magical backdrop for a wedding proposal. Valentine’s Day is the perfect time for some romantic travel inspiration, so here are some of my favorite romantic spots on the Amalfi Coast.
Terrace of Infinity at . . . → Read More: Where to Propose on the Amalfi Coast