italy travel tip: take a private boat ride around capri

Out of all the things we did in Italy this May, the boat tour around Capri seems to be high on everyone’s list, and it’s not hard to see why: the turquoise water, the illuminating grottos, enormous houses built onto sheer whitewashed cliffsides… What’s not to love? I have now done Gianni’s Boat Tour twice: thisContinue reading “italy travel tip: take a private boat ride around capri”

italy travel guide: wander around the amalfi coast town of sorrento

As I mentioned in a previous post, when my husband and I stayed in Amalfi in 2015, we stayed in Praiano, which was quite a jog from Naples. This time, I was smarter in my planning. Amalfi is one of the most beautiful places in the world (at least in my humble opinion), but (justContinue reading “italy travel guide: wander around the amalfi coast town of sorrento”

italy travel tip: hire a private guide to tour the amalfi coast

One of the best things we did when we were in Amalfi was to hire a private tour guide. Our driver was Tony. He was fantastic. I cannot stress that enough. We had the van and driver all to ourselves. Tony kept up a running commentary pretty much the whole drive to each place. (HeContinue reading “italy travel tip: hire a private guide to tour the amalfi coast”

italy travel tip: do an ‘eating italy’ food tour in rome

One of the best things the ladies and I did in Italy this May was to partake in the Testaccio Supper Stroll, offered to us by Eating Italy Food Tours. Eating Italy currently offers Food Tours in Rome and Florence, and, according to their site, they’ll be adding tours in Venice soon, too! In eachContinue reading “italy travel tip: do an ‘eating italy’ food tour in rome”

italy travel tip: when in rome, tour the vatican

Even if you’re not super-Catholic, it is worth checking out the Vatican if you’re in Rome for a few days. I would recommend, however, that you do a guided tour, so that you know what you’re looking at, and so you can learn the history behind the different rooms and artworks (if you’re interested inContinue reading “italy travel tip: when in rome, tour the vatican”

italy travel tip: do the best of rome free walking tour

So I recently traveled Italy with my mother, honorary auntie, and best friend. We hit all the highlights: started in Rome, bopped down to the Amalfi Coast, shot up to Florence, trekked over to Venice, and hit up Milan/Lake Como before sweeping back to Rome. So, over the next several posts, I will be sharingContinue reading “italy travel tip: do the best of rome free walking tour”

how to plan an epic trip in 6 steps

In the last couple of years, we’ve really upped our traveling game, which means I’ve gotten a lot of practice planning big trips; we’ve gone to France, Spain, Italy, and Hawaii, while I ventured off to Italy again this year with the ladies. In planning these trips, I’ve made a lot of mistakes, but I’veContinue reading “how to plan an epic trip in 6 steps”