Category: Italy

3 Beautiful Lesser-Known Churches in Rome

3 Beautiful Lesser-Known Churches in Rome

| September 18, 2015 | Reply

During our recent day in Rome, we visited a few religious sites that aren’t on your typical itinerary with the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.  Two of the churches we visited, along with a third church from a previous trip to Rome, make up this list of 3 great little churches in Rome that you don’t hear about. […]

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Don’t Let 9/11 Stop You from Traveling

Don’t Let 9/11 Stop You from Traveling

| September 11, 2015 | Reply

Apparently, today is 9/11. Truth be told, I’d forgotten until I opened Facebook this morning and was blasted with the reminder to never forget.  I forgot because 1) as an expat, I’m not subject to the 24-hour American news cycle; and 2) It is my personal feeling that the more attention Americans give to the day, the more […]

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14 Things You Need to Know About European Hotels

14 Things You Need to Know About European Hotels

| March 9, 2015 | 4 Replies

  European hotels can be quite different from American hotels. If you’re not aware of this, you might come across some pretty surprising situations. Here are 14 common things to look out for:   1. FORMS OF PAYMENT Know up front, what forms of payment your hotel accepts. Those accepting cards might only accept a European card […]

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Impressions from Cortina

Impressions from Cortina

| January 28, 2015

Impressions from our visit to Cortina, Italy early this month… They drive as insanely as the citizens of Rome.  On my first morning, I had a driver who sped like he was trying to get a pregnant woman to the hospital, albeit with no intention of getting her to the hospital alive.  The manner in which he rounded […]

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12 Beautiful Windows in Europe

12 Beautiful Windows in Europe

| October 4, 2014 | Reply

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Me, the Kid, and Rome

Me, the Kid, and Rome

| September 26, 2014 | 2 Replies

If you are a regular follower of this blog, then you know why Sequoia and I visited Rome alone.  We enjoyed a wonderful (if not sweaty) visit, pounding the pavement to see the sights.  It was great just to have the time together, but more than that I hope that my daughter internalizes a feeling of independence, and […]

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