The Best Travel Times (Remarkable Tips in 2024)

The Best Travel Times (Remarkable Tips in 2024)

The best travel times are one of the most important considerations when you book travel. So, what should you be thinking about before you block off your dates?   Expenses: Slash them during local best travel times If budget is a consideration, the best travel...
A Tour Guide? Who needs one?

A Tour Guide? Who needs one?

If you’re typically a go-it-alone traveler you may wonder why anyone would choose to travel with a tour company or a local guide. After all, technology has made it easier than ever to preview countries in microscopic ways and to book excursions and transportation with...
Artistic Venice

Artistic Venice

One of my favorite things to do in a new place is to duck into a shop that promises work from local artisans. I like to explore the raw materials of the region, the subject matter, and the skills they employ. These things in combination often give special insights...
Celebrating Italian Cuisine

Celebrating Italian Cuisine

Italian cuisine is simple. My Italian friend gasped when she opened up my heavily stocked spice cupboard typical of American households. “Why would anyone need so many spices?!” she complained. (After visiting her kitchen I clearly understood why she was overwhelmed....
Adventures on Paper

Adventures on Paper

When we became parents we wanted our kids to see the world, believing that travel could provide an unparalleled education. So, when the opportunity to take our kids on a 4-month adventure based out of Italy came along, we figured out how to do it, and then we did it....