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Croatia Emerges as Top Destination…Here’s Why

Croatia Emerges as Top Destination…Here’s Why

Croatia Ranked #2 as an Emerging Travel Destination Enjoy the clear waters of the Adriatic Sea... Travelers love the beauty of Croatia... Croatia emerges #2 on the Virtuoso report for travel destination coming of age for 2019. While shipbuilding is a prominent...

Cooking Classes with a Sicilian Duchess

Cooking Classes with a Sicilian Duchess

Ten years ago, Palermo wasn’t a tourist destination. It was a bunch of rubble... A Kitchen and Castle Ruled by a Culinary Duchess Sicily Cooking Class: According to the Duchess of Palma, Nicoletta Polo Lanza Tomasi, polishing her nails is pretty far down the list of...

Dublin Day Trip: 5 Unbelievable Spots to Explore Now

Dublin Day Trip: 5 Unbelievable Spots to Explore Now

Dublin day trips will get you out of the city in a flash so you can connect with your roots, nature, and history.   Here are the top 5 can’t-miss Dublin destinations perfect for a day trip, in no particular order After living in Dublin for two years, I can say...

The City of White Gold: Schwabish Hall Germany

The City of White Gold: Schwabish Hall Germany

The city was surrounded by a wide moat...Schwabisch Hall in Germany, the city that owes its wealth to ‘white gold,’ is made famous today by the Goethe Institute, which attracts students from all over the world. They come here to study German, and the courses offered...

Self-Discovery during a Weekend in Marseille

Self-Discovery during a Weekend in Marseille

Why is the idea of a young girl traveling alone horrific for some people to imagine? Fort Saint Jean... “Reckless!”, they say. “Asking for trouble”, say others. I think it’s probably the age we live in. However, women travel alone all the time and are fine, we just...

Prague with New Eyes

Prague with New Eyes

I was terrified because I didn’t know what to expect. On the one hand, my curiosity and sense of adventure was piqued; on the other hand… Looking at pictures, Prague looked beautiful. It’s a historically rich city in the Czech Republic with awe-inspiring architecture...

Pregnant in Piedmont: A Food Lover’s Challenge

Pregnant in Piedmont: A Food Lover’s Challenge

Crocetta—Breakfast "No, No, No, No!” “Ma come é possible?” (Italian for “How can that be?”) “No, No, No, No!” Dottoressa Persico yelled while waving a reprimanding finger in my face. Dejected, I stood on the weighing scale in her office in Salerno, Italy. Dottoressa...

Taste the World: The Best Wine Tours Across the World

Taste the World: The Best Wine Tours Across the World

“I love everything that is old; old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines.” Wine tours are a great way to broaden your horizons, have fun, and enjoy tasting some excellent wine along the way. With a history dating back thousands of years, however, even...

6 Days in Barcelona-A Traveler’s Guide

6 Days in Barcelona-A Traveler’s Guide

Colored with Surrealism, flavored with memorable cuisine, and awakened with vibrant nightlife, the city stimulates your senses in a way that makes you wonder how you’ll ever be able to take it all in and yet, after a week, you realize you’re hungry for more!...

Traveling Under a Tuscan Sun [Florence]

Traveling Under a Tuscan Sun [Florence]

On our way to Florence, we encountered a picturesque landscape. Tuscany is an incredible blend of vineyards, olive trees, and sunflower fields stretched out on a hilly landscape. Thanks to the arrival of foreigners - mainly wealthy Brits and Americans - abandoned...

An Italian Journey [Part 2]

An Italian Journey [Part 2]

My wife and I spent a few days at my parent's house. We arrived at lunchtime, and for people that know me, that is my favorite part of the day. It was time to prove my wife why Italian food is the best in the world. At home, my parents had prepared a traditional...

An Italian Journey [Part 1]

An Italian Journey [Part 1]

My wife and I used to quarrel about Italian food. I would argue that Italian is the best cuisine in the world, she would disagree. I would cry out that mozzarella is not a cheese but just mozzarella, she would laugh. I loved pasta, she barely ate it, and she called it...

How to Bring the Blue Zone Home [Video]

How to Bring the Blue Zone Home [Video]

Living to 100 years old in the Blue Zone sounds great…for those who live in the Blue Zone – Ikaria, Greece; Loma Linda, California USA; Nicoya, Costa Rica; Sardinia, Italy; and Okinawa, Japan. But what if you don’t live in some beautiful international location but...