Rome is always on my mind. It’s a great choice for the next post in our series of places in the world to explore. What would you do with one day in Rome?
Taormina is a special place for us. We’ve been before and can’t wait to go back again. While there are plenty of hotels there, we’ve always chosen to stay elsewhere and make Taormina a day trip.
Ever wonder if the reviews you’re reading on review sites like TripAdvisor are accurate? You’re not the only one. TripAdvisor was fined $610,000 by the Italian government for fake and misleading reviews: The regulator, the Italian Competition Authority, called on TripAdvisor to stop “publishing misleading information about the sources of its reviews,” and gave the company 90 days to comply with the ruling. I don’t generally use TripAdvisor or other such review sites. If I don’t know someone who’s personally stayed at a property, I’ll generally research it on Milepoint […]
This is part 2 of a complete walkthrough of how I recently planned our summer vacation. Planning a vacation is a detailed process. There are do’s and dont’s for Rome and Venice, as well as some ways to get the most value out of your Starwood Preferred Guest points in Italy.
Italy is one of those places I’ve enjoyed every minute of every day I’ve been there. Maybe it’s because of my heritage (you, there’s a connection between the name of my blog and my family tree), but I’ve always found the Italians welcoming and the country such a great place to explore. That’s why we’re scheduling another trip this summer, this time while our oldest daughter should be old enough to make some fabulous memories. I remember waaay back in 2005 when we went for the first time I spent […]