Your Questions Answered – Lucca Biennale 2021

When the editor of Tuscany’s Grapevine magazine asked if I would be interested in writing a story about Lucca Biennale for the September issue, I jumped at the chance to dig deeper and find out more about this event which has long captured my imagination. Every other year for the last ten years – skipping … More Your Questions Answered – Lucca Biennale 2021

24 Hours in Portsmouth & Southsea, England. Here’s What to See and Do

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

How Big is the Crush on Venice? Read on.

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.

Here’s Why You Should Visit Rovinj, Croatia, and Soon.

May, 2016 – Rovinj, Croatia Six years ago, with a dream of floating down the Adriatic, we boarded a ferry from Trieste headed for the Istrian peninsula. That particular boat’s destination, Rovinj, was chosen simply because it was the right route at the right time. Our collective knowledge of what lay ahead equaled just about … More Here’s Why You Should Visit Rovinj, Croatia, and Soon.