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
This week we’re celebrating the unparalleled beauty and complexity of #Venice and discussing impacts that we, as travelers, have on the places we visit. A striking art installation for this year’s Venice Biennale beautifully illustrates the power harnessed within the decisions we make. Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn developed “Support” as a statement about dual natures: … More In Venice, Powerful Art Installation Symbolizes The Role We Play
That Venice tops nearly every traveler’s bucket-list is no wonder. For centuries, travelers returning from the island city have shared stories and imagery of romance and intrigue, encouraging others to follow in their steps. Gliding along the Grand Canal feels like entering a fantasy. Waterfront palaces exude equal parts grandeur and decay. A labyrinth of … More How Big is the Crush on Venice? Read on.
Vattaro – Trentino, Italy We recently returned to this tiny alpine village in northern Italy after being away for nine months. During that time, we’ve traveled nonstop through many countries – Bulgaria, England, Spain, Cuba, and the U.S. – in a whirlwind of movement, languages, and cultures. Nearly 25,000 miles of journeying separate us from … More When Does A Traveler Become Local? Five Things We Love About Immersive Travel.
Lake Iseo, (Il Lago D’Iseo,) Italy – June 2016 World-renowned artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude give over a half a million people once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to walk on water for 16 days this summer. Pure joy. Those two words are the best way of describing the feeling of gliding across a ribbon of floating saffron above the … More Walking on Water in Northern Italy