Last Ones on Earth to Check Italy off our Bucket List

We projected the map of Italy on our big screen and thanks to Google maps focused our attention at the same time to potential towns.   Venice and Rome – everyone we talked to said you have to see if you never go back. Keeping up can be just so confusing. Every day I’m bombarded …

How to Stuff Three Days of Venice Into Just 24 Hours

Hotel Campiello. It took the fading sunlight at dusk to unmask its mysterious location.   Part Two: Sweet Anticipation. Getting There is Half the Fun, Right?! “Is this it?” A little dazed and confused we all four traded frantic looks. “No,” Jay exhaled, standing now. “Is this it?” None of us knew exactly what we …

Sweet Anticipation. Getting There is Half the Fun, Right?!

Marco? Polo! Marco? Polo! Prego Part One: Last Ones on Earth to Check Italy off our Bucket List Our dream vacation!!!! One we’ve been planning for ten months. Diligently checking off the first 31 tasks on our timeline. Now we’re down to the last nine!! Two Days Ahead 32. Make Sure Your Lights Are on a …

Celebrate Leonardo da Vinci Life on the 500th Anniversary of his Death

Timing is everything. Just in case you haven’t heard Italian towns and European museums have scheduled events in 2019 celebrating Leonardo da Vinci’s art and amazing genius marking the 500th anniversary of his death. Travel is the best  way to gain worldly experience learning about other cultures, languages and cuisines. And we all know how wonderful …

Quick Getaway to Santa Barbara

We’ve always enjoyed spending weekends in Santa Barbara, especially at the Montecito Inn once owned by Charlie Chaplin. Emma gets the best deal at the Santa Barbara Hotel, evaluates many weighing price, location and reviews.   Road Trip! A three-day getaway. Kind of a staycation. Santa Barbara. It just doesn’t get any better. Another of …