Nine Beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Cities for Your Italy Wish List
Art, History & Culture / Travel Notes

Nine Beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Cities for Your Italy Wish List

“Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations.” –UNESCO World Heritage Center Since 1972, UNESCO has designated sites throughout the world, both natural and man-made, as World Heritage Sites, in an effort to help preserve and protect “cultural and natural heritage around the … Continue reading

Ready, Set, Go! Practical Tips for Trip Planning
Travel Notes

Ready, Set, Go! Practical Tips for Trip Planning

There is something extremely invigorating about planning a trip abroad. But with so much information available at our fingertips, the possiblities and choices can be overwhelming. Last year, I planned my two-month “study abroad” trip to Italy on my own, which was equal parts empowering and consuming. In the process, I collected some go-to resources … Continue reading

On the Fringe of Florence: The Stibbert Museum
A Snapshot From / Florence / Travel Notes

On the Fringe of Florence: The Stibbert Museum

About seven kilometers from the Piazza del Duomo but still in Florence proper is the Stibbert Museum, the stately home of Frederick Stibbert (1838-1906), a man born into wealth to an English father and Italian mother. Stibbert inherited the considerable family wealth at age 21 and began a lifelong passion of collecting military armory and costumes. … Continue reading

Santa Margherita Ligure
Italy 2018 / Liguria / Travel Notes

Santa Margherita Ligure

The not-too-big, not-too-small seaport town of Santa Margherita Ligure, situated on the sparkling Mediterranean, has proven the ideal home base to start our Italian adventure. An easy two-hour drive from Milan and just 30 minutes from Genoa, Santa Margherita  is connected to nearby towns including Camogli and Rapallo by ferries and a train station. The next town … Continue reading