travel in the time of covid

travel in the time of covid

A month on the road. Was it worth it? Would I go again? What was it like? Here’s what I learned. Three weeks in Switzerland wasn’t enough. The country has so much to offer. The French German and Italian parts…

Venetian Gondolas

13 things you may not know about Venetian Gondolas

Totally touristy, totally a must when visiting Venice. Here are a few fun facts you may not know about Gondolas. -They’ve been around since at least 1094 and were the main way to get around for hundreds of years. People…

Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amista

best bed: Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amista, Verona, Italy

  History and art magically combine at the Byblos Art Hotel. The history begins in Roman times when a fortified block house was erected on the site. It morphed into the 15th century Villa Amista which was renovated during the 18th century…

the presidential suite at the St Regis Florence

best bed: The St. Regis, Florence, Italy

The history of the St Regis mirrors the history of Florence. It was originally built in 1432 by Filippo Brunelleschi, the same guy who designed the Duomo, to be the home of the Giuntini Family. Vasari loved the house and…

The Hassler Hotel Lobby

best bed: The Hassler, Rome, Italy

No wonder Audrey Hepburn used to stay here. The Hassler exudes the same classic elegance she was renowned for. Situated at the top of the Spanish Steps it has the best location and the best views in Rome.  And now…

Panarea from the water

why i love panarea

Panarea saved me. My son Hunter had just had open heart and lung surgery. The prognosis was good but there were no assurances he would survive. Corrado said come to Panarea; stay with us. We hopped on a plane to…

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