Travel warnings and restrictions are a traveler's worst nightmare, and a sobering reminder that the world is a complicated place, but you can take solace in knowing that a once-dangerous area can make a comeback.
If you dream of setting foot on distant shores, of strolling beneath foreign stars or if you can't wait to pack a bag and leave behind the familiar and the comfortable, then you, kindred soul, are a traveler.
Italian nail 'salons' are different than the ones I am used to in the States, where walking in to a salon without an appointment is common and easy.
The first time I saw her, she was dragging a heavy chain fastened around her neck. Each step the skinny and weak dog took was an effort painful to watch. From the first moment I saw Maza, something about her told me she wanted more than a full stomach and a place to be safe; this dog wanted to be part of a family.
Growing up in South Florida I wasn't exposed to much besides beaches and strip malls. I was raised with this notion in my head that Florida was just a...
Society says we must drive ourselves into the ground to get the things we want done. But this only shuts us down and makes life hard. It is only when we allow ourselves to be on an adventure, following the guidance of our hearts, that we truly open up to magic and miracles!
While in Sicily something magical happened on one day, without any planning or use of technology... Just me, my husband and two bad photocopies of a picture of my great-grandmother and a street in her village, Sperlinga.
It all comes down to what will give you the most peace of mind. How bad are the consequences if something does happen and you don't have insurance?
A cabin floating on a lake. A boutique hotel. A yurt. Around North America, national parks offer incredible scenery, dazzling wildlife, and some truly funky, cool, and surprising places to stay.
Perugia is about an hour's train ride away from Spoleto, and Steve McCurry's exhibit there is fabulous. He is a terrific photojournalist, probably best known for his powerful National Geographic cover shot of the beautiful 'Afghan Girl' with the piercing eyes.
I yearn for a bathroom that is perfect for me, and admit, sadly, that I haven't found it in Italy. The idea of a lovely, clean, spacious room for me t...
Possibly one of the most difficult train routes to build, the railway that weaves through the Andean Mountains in Ecuador offer some of the most bea...
It is quiet again here in Spoleto, and that feels so good. The Festival Dei 2Mondi (Festival of 2 Worlds) ended with a glorious Final Concert in the Duomo Piazza, complete with American show tunes from the 50s and 60s!
I love arts festivals, especially the opportunity to see so many new and interesting and challenging performances, and the Spoleto Festival dei 2Mondi was really amazing.
In January 2014, Cokie Berenyi and Helen Simons "HS" Berenyi climbed Africa's Mt. Kilimanjaro -- making HS, then 9, the youngest American female on record ever to do so.
You'll be inspired to plan a city break just so you can take these products on the road.