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 sparkling … More How You Can on Water in Northern Italy
Almost 46 years after the dream began, a massive art installation by world-renowned artistic team Christo and Jeanne-Claude comes to life in Northern Italy, giving over half a million visitors the surreal experience of walking on water. “The Floating Piers,” an installation of grand proportions imagined by acclaimed artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, became a reality … More The Floating Piers via a Long Path
There’s hardly a better way to experience a culture than by participating in a destination’s traditional festivals. At least, that’s always been my motto, leading us to plan entire trips around the concept. Oyster festival in Apalachicola. Theatre festival in New York City. Jazz festival in New Orleans. Wine festival in Barcelona. Asparagus, yes asparagus, … More Celebrating Flower Power in Spello, Italy