Bill Bryson: Travel Writer

While I was traveling down under in 2003, a fellow traveler recommended I read Down Under by Bill Bryson.  After two months in Australia traveling up the East Coast and around the Outback, I bought the book.  Once I completed my travels in New Zealand, I took a nice long week in Bora Bora and […]

The Women of Sicily: Be Bold For Change

International Women’s Day is honored every year on March 8th to show respect, appreciation and love toward women for their economic, political and social achievements. Some people celebrate the day by wearing purple ribbons.  International Women’s Day was first observed in the west after 1977 as the UN Day for women’s rights and world peace, […]

10 Things You Need To Know About Italy

If you’re considering taking a trip to Italy, there are a few things that you should consider before packing up and traveling there. Culture: Italian culture is centered greatly and food and family. Big family meals are very important to Italians, and you should expect to see a lot of businesses that close for lunch […]

The Essence of Lifestyle

I’ve had trouble writing this blog post. I wanted to write something inspiring that communicated great wisdom.  After reading through so many well written articles about resolutions and the power of travel, I thought what else is there to talk about and who really is reading these blog posts anyhow, but I feel compelled to […]

What are the setbacks of river cruising?

On my last post, I spoke about the benefits of river cruising and I could have gone on and on, but I also would like to discuss the setbacks of river cruising.   With this entry, I hope to communicate another point of view to semi-inclusive vacations on the river. Soft Adventure – Even though river […]

The Benefits of River Cruises

I just returned from a Viking River Cruise in France, Paris and Normandy on the Rolf.  I have been dreaming of a river cruise for many years now and I finally was able to go on one.  Now that I own and operate my own wellness tour company, I continue to assist clients with their […]

Holiday Travel Tips

Here in America, Thanksgiving is more than Turkey and all the fixings, it also means delays and long lines at the airport.  The number of Americans traveling by air this holiday season is expected to increase by 3% based on TSA report, which raises concerns about airport checkpoints.  Even though TSA plans to fully staff […]

Italy’s Finest Olive Oil

“60 Minutes” this past January reported that Italy’s olive oil production has been corrupted by the Mafia.  Many young Italian olive growers are defying the Mafia to produce genuine extra virgin olive oil.  The segment brought to our attention that 75-80% of olive oil bought and sold in the US is fake or at best […]

10 Reasons to Travel

Food Who doesn’t love trying new things? By journeying to new places, you get to try all sorts of new foods, flavors and spices! Whether or not the food is enjoyable matters less, at least you can say you tried it. From escargot, to caviar, to edible insects, it is all available once you start […]

Top 10 Reasons to Ski the Alps

The sheer size and beauty of the legendary Alps stretch across the northern part of Italy connecting Switzerland and France.  There are a multiple of possibilities and options for dedicated skiers.  Whether you are a solo traveler, a couple, a family or group of ski-loving friends, you are sure to find the Alpine experience all […]