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.

When Does A Traveler Become Local? Five Things We Love About Immersive Travel.

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.

Cycling Extravaganza, Part 2 – Francesco Moser Leads Americans on Epic Ride

Trentino – July 2015 As a writer, I’ll read just about anything that’s around, including – only in a pinch – my husband’s cycling magazines. It makes me laugh how many times I come across the phrase “epic ride” headlining adjective-laden stories. What constituents an epic ride? Can every ride really be that epic? Well, … More Cycling Extravaganza, Part 2 – Francesco Moser Leads Americans on Epic Ride

Strangling the Priest – An Oh-So Italian Recipe

Got your attention with that headline, right? Don’t worry, there’s no violence here. Just good cooking mixed with interesting lore…often the story when it comes to Italy. — I was in college before I boiled an egg. My mom, not exactly a master in the kitchen herself, loves to tell the story of the telephone … More Strangling the Priest – An Oh-So Italian Recipe