What’s it like to renovate a small apartment in another country? This Italian phrase best describes the current phase of our Totally-Crazy Tuscan Renovation Project. 7 June, Lucca, Italy. Do you remember the last update, when hammering was my every day’s soundtrack? Well, today’s music is the drill. A tune so shrill, a neighbor, from … More What’s it like to renovate in another country? This Italian phrase best describes our current phase.
First, let’s say, you should definitely plan to visit Portsmouth & Southsea for more than 24 hours, but alas, our time was squeezed due to a new housesitting assignment. Though, as you would expect, we made the most of every minute. Before arriving, we queried friends as well as total strangers and studied local Instagram … More 24 Hours in Portsmouth & Southsea, England. Here’s What to See and Do
The irony of owning scantly more than what fits in a backpack (stuffed to its limit, granted) while authoring a shopping guide isn’t lost on me. It’s true that I rarely shop and the mere thought of “stuff accumulation” gives me the shakes. The reason I was drawn to this assignment – to create a … More Skip Cheap Trinkets. Here’s Where to Shop and What to Buy in Venice, Italy
Recently while visiting my grandmother, I found a sweet surprise tucked into the lining of her toiletry bag. A ticket stub (circa mid-80s) from the time she and I went to the top of Empire State Building together. Although I was young, I will never forget the thrill of holding my hair back as wind … More From Famous Luxury to Fabulously Cheap, Here’s Our New York City Hotel Guide
In my latest published article for Intrepid Travel, I recount the cleansing joy of visiting public baths, known as hammams, in Morocco. The process can be daunting and confusing for newbies, especially if you don’t speak Arabic or French. I hope sharing our experience stokes your curiosity and sense of adventure, plus eases any appreciations you may … More When in Morocco, Here’s How & Why to Visit a Hammam