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.

Pietrasanta, An Artist Colony along the Tuscan Coast. Here’s What to Know & Why To Visit this Fascinating Town.

    Location: Pietrasanta, Italy Nickname: Little Athens Vibe: International bohemian for artists and art-lovers.  In Italian, the word “Pietrasanta,” translates as sacred rock. That is perhaps the only possible name for a town located at the foothills of the majestic Apuan Alps. These mountains are famed for their composition and unique offering to the … More Pietrasanta, An Artist Colony along the Tuscan Coast. Here’s What to Know & Why To Visit this Fascinating Town.

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

In Venice, Powerful Art Installation Symbolizes The Role We Play

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

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.