Our friends at the Tour Guy sent us an email with the headline “Social Distance Doesn’t Mean Cultural Distance.” That slogan resonated with me. Jon and I have been feeling pretty sad after having to cancel or postpone some of our travel plans for this year. I’ve been feeling like Europe and all the lovely… Continue reading Take a Virtual Tour of Europe!
Americans have fewer vacation days than a lot of our fellow travelers. For us, it’s even more important to capitalize on our time away and make the most of a trip. To fully experience a city and its charms, I like taking a small-group tour for a few hours. A tour offers you the… Continue reading Why You Should Take a Small Group Tour
On our most recent trip to Florence, Jon and I had the fun of using an app called Hidden Florence to take guided walks throughout the city. This great technology really heightened our sightseeing! The app takes one on a historical adventure of Florence attractions across the city. The guide, Giovanni, is a 1490s wool… Continue reading Things to Do in Florence: ‘Hidden Florence’ Walks
As my regular readers know, I love traveling to historical spots that allow me to sample good food. Eat to live or live to eat? I’m definitely in the latter category. Engaging with a culture through its culinary delights is a great way to get to know a place and have an immersive travel experience.… Continue reading Historic Food Markets in Florence: Mercato Centrale & Sant’Ambrogio Market
The train pulled into Florence's Santa Maria Novella station and I prepared myself for heart palpitations, fainting, dizziness, or to spontaneously burst into tears. Why, you may ask? These are some of the psychosomatic responses that a "victim" may have when they are exposed to great amounts of art in a single place. With artistic… Continue reading Places to See in Florence (Firenze): Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance