Should I Wear a Bathing Suit? Here’s What to Know Before Stepping Foot in an Italian Spa.

Trentino, Italy – Summer 2019 A spa visit, even in your home country where you understand language and customs, can be an intimidating experience for first-timers. When traveling in a different country, the stress of knowing what to do, and, more importantly, what NOT to do, can negate any sauna’s potential for relaxation. When you … More Should I Wear a Bathing Suit? Here’s What to Know Before Stepping Foot in an Italian Spa.

Skip Cheap Trinkets. Here’s Where to Shop and What to Buy in Venice, Italy

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

Celebrating Flower Power in Spello, Italy

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