November 4, 2014
What I wish I knew before Renting a Car in Italy premium
In the months leading up to October’s Italy trip, I realized that a rental car would be necessary. One of the things I love about Europe is the ease of traveling by train, and I try to take advantage as much as possible. But, the rails wouldn’t take me to the isolated Tuscan villa or […]
October 18, 2014
France, Italy, and an Attitude Adjustment premium
Inside of its glass dome sits a beautiful scene—city or countryside—the setting may change, but the premise doesn’t. The painted porcelain depicts a place I don’t want to forget. Settled at the bottom is a dusting of white with a bit of sparkle thrown in for good measure. It’s a little something that can easily […]
August 19, 2014
5 European Cities to Visit during the Fall premium
Fall is my favorite time of the year. Perhaps it’s the fact that I’ve lived with endless sweltering Texas summers, robbing me of months of sweater weather. Actually, my fondness for fall is much more than my love of cashmere cardigans. I love the trees turning from green to gold, followed by the crunch of […]
August 19, 2013
A Guide to Coffee & Cocktails in Italy premium
Italy has created some of my very favorite things. From Ferragamo to Ferrari to fettuccine, Italians know what’s good. So, why would their coffee and cocktails be any different?
April 7, 2013
Trains, Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvius & Napoli’s Erotic Secret premium
I don’t think you can truly say that you’ve “done” Italy unless you’ve ridden the rails. I’m not just talking about the fancy, high-speed trains that connect the major cities, but also the less glamorous regional trains like the one from Naples to Sorrento.
January 4, 2013
Umbria, Italy: Cook, Eat, Drink, and Repeat premium
Rain pelted the Umbrian region of Italy the day before I arrived. Fields were flooded, trains didn’t run, roads were closed, but I would have never known it from the blue skies above Chiusi Station.

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