Yearly Archives: 2009


How to Get from Italy to Croatia (and Vice Versa)

Many years ago, during a trip through Germany with the husband, we saw a television ad on CNN International that stopped us in our tracks. The vacation destinations advertised on that station were quite different than the ones we saw marketed to US audiences back home, so it wasn’t until […]


Recommended Family-Friendly Hotels in Rome

My friend Amie O’Shaughnessy is back with another article to help those of you traveling to Italy with kids find the best options as far as accommodation goes – and this time she’s here to help with Rome. It’s a big city, and it can be exhausting, so finding a […]


Getting from Rome to Florence (and Vice Versa)

As it happens, there are lots of people out there hunting for information about how to get from Rome to Florence or vice versa. And it’s not just because that trip is included on my perfect 2-week Italy itinerary, either (although that would be flattering). No, it’s that these two […]


Day Trips from Florence

Florence is one of those compact, walkable, and packed-with-tourist-sights cities that makes it easy to overlook the idea of taking a day out of your stay to venture anywhere else. Not only that, there are so many idyllic Tuscan hilltowns around Florence where you might want to actually stay a […]