June 18, 2020

Typically, I'm a very structured traveler. I love planning, and I'm all about being prepared for the day's adventure. But years ago I found that the best way to experience Tuscany's Siena is to toss the itinerary aside and leave Lonely Planet behind. Instead, step out into the medieval city and let the labyrinth of alleyways, steep pathways and winding streets serve as a guide. Yes...

June 15, 2020

If Greece is my favorite country in the world, then Italy is a close second. It's a place I've traveled to six times now, and it never gets old. Italy checks all the boxes with its charming towns, beautiful Mediterranean islands, historic wonders, vibrant culture, stunning beaches, countless gelato shops and some of the best food in Europe. Heck, we were robbed in the Italian Riviera on ou...

May 30, 2020

It's been awhile since I visited somewhere really high on my bucket list. For so long, my top three had remained intact: Tanzania, Puglia and Oman. And Puglia was a place I could have traveled to a number of times, but I kept passing it up for more popular destinations in Italy - Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre and Venice. I was beyond excited to finally experience the heel of the Italian boot, t...

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