Europe, Read About Can't Miss Places, Travel Tips

How to Choose an Airbnb, Homeaway, or Other Vacation Rental

If you’re ready to dip your toe in the waters of vacation rentals, read this article first. Renting your first apartment or home through Airbnb, Homeaway, Tripadvisor, or another rental match-making service can be both thrilling and slightly scary. You’re gaining the potential to live like a local, but giving up the security of having… Continue reading How to Choose an Airbnb, Homeaway, or Other Vacation Rental

Amalfi Coast, Europe, Italy, Places to Visit in Italy, Read About Can't Miss Places

Amalfi Coast: Things to Do in Ravello, Italy

Soaring almost 1200 feet above the Tyrrhenian Sea in the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast is a town so beautiful and picturesque that it will take your breath away (the altitude helps). Ravello, Italy is simply a dream. A white-washed chapel presides over the main square. The bus stop boasts jaw-dropping views of the seas… Continue reading Amalfi Coast: Things to Do in Ravello, Italy

North America, Philadelphia, Read About Can't Miss Places

Historic Places to Visit in Philadelphia

Every year the iconic Liberty Bell draws throngs of people to Philadelphia. Whether they know its history or not, travelers will stand in a monumental line to catch a glimpse of the 2000-pound bronze bell. On a hot August evening, I queued up to see it for myself. Hearing a small child ask her parents,… Continue reading Historic Places to Visit in Philadelphia

Europe, Florence, Italy, Places to Visit in Italy, Read About Can't Miss Places

Best Gelato in Florence with Recipe

I've been a life-long chocolate lover, but my life had been an empty shell before I had Italian chocolate gelato. A creamy, smooth, frozen concoction the color of night, gelato al cioccolato takes me to heights of pure ecstasy. I'm ruined now for chocolate ice cream of the American version—I look at its milky chocolate… Continue reading Best Gelato in Florence with Recipe

North America, Philadelphia, Read About Can't Miss Places

Reading Terminal Market—A Delicious Philadelphia Attraction

Steak sandwiches. Rocky Balboa. Independence National Historical Park. Although the latter is my number one reason for coming to the City of Brotherly Love, there are many things to do in Philadelphia beyond the historic core of the city. A great way to see the city is by riding the Phlash bus. These air-conditioned buses… Continue reading Reading Terminal Market—A Delicious Philadelphia Attraction