Venice Off the Beaten Path

Venice is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and is on most travelers' bucket lists. But over-tourism is threatening much that makes this city so desirable to visit. St. Mark's Square, the Piazza San Marco, and adjacent alleys are so crowded that it's difficult to walk, let alone enjoy the architecture, or … Continue reading Venice Off the Beaten Path

Rome on an Angels and Demons Inspired Self-Guided Walking Tour

We're always looking for different approaches to our travel adventures - biking, photography, and foodie tours- but when we knew we were spending some time in Rome we decided to revisit one of our favorite novels - Angels and Demons by Dan Brown. We'd read this book when it was first published and remembered how … Continue reading Rome on an Angels and Demons Inspired Self-Guided Walking Tour

Best Excursions from Sorrento: Pompeii, Capri, Positano

The town of Sorrento is on most Mediterranean itineraries for a reason. No other place offers so much beauty, history, and recreation as this Italian port. For cruisers, there's a happy dilemma - what is the best thing to in Sorrento? Photo by Andy Holmes on Unsplash Pompeii (or Herculaneum)For first time visitors a tour … Continue reading Best Excursions from Sorrento: Pompeii, Capri, Positano

Sundowners: Celebrate a Successful Trip with an Amazing Sunset

If you've ever experienced an African safari, you remember sundowners - the happy hour break taken wherever you happen to be when the sun begins to set. Your vehicle stops and your guide produces wine, beer, and the traditional gin and tonic. You soak in the scene - the peace and the beauty of sunset … Continue reading Sundowners: Celebrate a Successful Trip with an Amazing Sunset