3 Places Not to Miss in Sicily

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear Sicily? The Godfather, mafia, Goodfellas, crime and several other non-flattering things brought about by Hollywood. You probably don’t think about stunning landscapes, amazing food, beautiful destinations and a sensory overload of pretty much everything! I just visited Sicily for the 3rd or 4th time and […]

5 Awesome Things to do in Trieste, Italy

Trieste, Italy is a place that not many people know much about. It’s tucked away in the far northeast corner near the Slovenia and Austria borders. Trieste has a checkered and interesting history but not many people visit. The area of Friuli Venezia Giulia is relatively unknown as a wine-producing region with a coastal gulf […]

A Dream Vacation to Lake Como, Italy

This is a sponsored post from my friends at Allianz Travel Insurance that seemed quite fitting because I am in Italy as we speak. Lake Como is absolutely stunning and one of my favorite places in Italy. This is an excellent guide to Lake Como and since I never really wrote about my experience, this […]

5 Awesome Things to do in Rome

Rome is the eternal city, the birthplace of the modern world and the seat of power of the Catholic Church. It is also a fast paced, frenetic city with an unmistakable energy of one of the world’s great cities. There are more things to do in Rome than in most cities combined. You could spend […]

Europe Road Trip Day 9: Venice, Padua & Verona

The final day of my epic nine-day road trip around Europe began in Venice and then onto Padua and Verona before ending the trip at a hotel airport at Milan Malpensa. It was again a great day filled with amazing sights and a great way to end the trip in style. Here are the highlights […]

Europe Road Trip Day 8: Bolzano, The Dolomites & Cortina

Day eight of my European road trip was one of my favorite days of the trip thus far. It started in the strange town of Bolzano at the edge of the Dolomites and continued through the Dolomites into Cortina d’Ampezzo. It was a spectacular drive, one of my all time favorites. Bolzano, Italy I had […]

Europe Road Trip Day 7: Como, Bellagio and Bergamo

Day seven of my European road trip adventure left from Turin and headed straight for the town of Como on its namesake Lake Como, then up to Bellagio and down to Bergamo. It was a great day and here are the highlights. Lake Como, Como and Bellagio, Italy I was supposed to go to my […]

Europe Road Trip Day 6: Monte Carlo, Monaco and Turin, Italy

Day 6 of my European road trip took me back to Monaco for the first time since 2000 and to the site of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. I was very excited to go to both places and neither disappointed although the costs in Monaco are outrageous, Monte Carlo, Monaco To say that […]

Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples

The ferry from Lampedusa brings you to a place called Porto Empedocle which is the port town to Agrigento, a fairly large gorgeous city perched on a hill on Sicily’s Mediterranean Coast and the gateway to the Valley of the Temples. This is a very important UNESCO World Heritage Site and a very cool place […]

Loving Lampedusa

I owe the Travelers Century Club and their list big time for introducing me to Lampedusa which is the last volcanic island in the Mt. Etna chain and the southernmost island in the Mediterranean belonging to Europe. It is in fact administered by Italy and in considered a part of Sicily but is hardly so […]

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