Tag Archives: Rome

Tuesday Deal Day: Easter in Rome

Rome, Italy, may be one of the classic destinations for Easter, and Rome Cavalieri offers several ways for visitors to enjoy their Easter holiday in the Eternal City with the entire family – from culinary to spa to advice from the expert concierge on the best Holy Week activities on which to embark.   The […]

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Throwing Three Coins in Rome’s Trevi Fountain

Trevi Fountain in Rome Italy

Fontana di Trevi, better known to most of us as Trevi Fountain, is  Rome’s most spectacular and popular fountain.  In a city with so many impressive fountains, that’s a pretty big claim. The Baroque-style  fountain, designed by architect Nicola Salvi and completed in 1762, is located in a busy section of the city, not far […]

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Planing Summer Travel to Italy

Duomo in Florence, Italy

Today is travel planning day!  Summer travel looms, and for the first time in many summers we have no plans firmed up.  Air fare has been outrageously expensive, and although I have been tracking it since last fall, there has been no meaningful movement on it up and down.  I expected fares to be high […]

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My Love Affair with Italy

Sunflowers in Tuscany

Do you remember the first time you fell in love?  Was it love at first sight, or was it the kind of love that grows over time?  Did you go through the ups and downs that all relationships seem to experience, or has it been nothing but smooth sailing?  Do you still see the goodness […]

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The Roman Coliseum: Birthplace of Civilization

Of all the wonderful things that I saw in Rome, and there were lots of impressive sights, the Coliseum was the highlight.  It was my first glimpse of the city as I came up from the train station.  I stood for a minute clearing my head and getting my bearings, and then I looked up.  […]

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A Sunny Day at the Vatican

I’m bringing you another photo from my trip to Italy, this one of Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican. I’m in Tuscany now, and hope to share some additional photos from my week here at a farmhouse.

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My First View of Rome

Rome has been wonderful so far, and I regret that my time here was so short.  Everywhere you turn there is such a sense of history and wonder.  My first real impression of the city was coming up from the subway (Colosseo stop) and finding this in front of you.  It literally took my breath […]

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You’ll Never Want to Leave: Hilton Union Square, San Francisco

It seems like everyone thinks about romance in February, but once Valentine’s Day passes, it romance gets short shrift. One […]

You’ll Never Want to Leave: Pantai Inn, La Jolla

For much of the northern hemisphere, January is winter and with it, the cold – often brutally cold – rain, […]

Introducing the Travel Reading List Challenge

Today I’m excited to announce the first of a couple of new projects that I’m launching for 2018 – the […]

2017: A Year of Travel in Review

While 2016 was a big year for international travel, 2017 represented a year spent enjoying destinations and activities closer to […]