Travel Tips and Plans

Which countries offer the best medical tourism options? Where can you find cheap hotel rooms? Do senior travel discounts still exist? These are a few of the questions that we attempt to answer in our travel tips section.

7 months ago

6 Reasons to Visit Italy’s Little-Known Abruzzo Region

If you’re anything like us, you’re probably desperate to start travelling again. Perhaps you have even organised your next trip. But how have your holiday plans changed over the past year? Are you longing to get back to a favourite place or are you…

Read More
7 months ago

How Even a Simple Getaway Can Bring a Welcome Shift

Leaving the neighborhood felt momentous. In 15 months, we’d ventured beyond our city limits once, to an AirBnB in the local mountains where we’d brought our own food, avoided almost everyone, and wandered outdoor trails…

Read More
7 months ago

Do You Vacation for Self-Care or Self-Indulgence?

Hands up all those who are waiting for travel to resume!! Most people have had to put vacation plans on hold through the past tumultuous year and a half, so it will be exciting news when travel opens up again. Vacations are supposed to be about exploring…

Read More
7 months ago

It’s Lavender Blooming Season in Provence!

Lavender, the “blue gold” of Provence! Did you know that from the end of June to the end of August, the summer months of Provence are the best time to experience the world of lavender? The fields are in full bloom starting in June and the air is perfumed…

Read More
8 months ago

A Tale of 2 Gretchens: Discovering Local Treasures During the Pandemic

Everyone in Michigan knows the first Gretchen, our governor Gretchen Whitmer. Love her or hate her, I don’t envy anyone in any kind of leadership role who has had to deal with all the challenges and ever-changing landscape of this pandemic…

Read More
8 months ago

The Legend of Ha Long Bay in Vietnam

Ha Long Bay, north of Hanoi in Vietnam’s Quang Ninh Province, is one of the country’s popular tourist attractions and also one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. The area abounds in beauty with its crystal blue waters and up to 2000 limestone…

Read More
8 months ago

La Bise: The Secret of French Air Kissing

The famous French term “La Bise,” pronounced “la beez” is defined as an exchange of air kisses on each cheek. This greeting may be practiced on each side of the cheek, one or two times, and sometimes as many as four times per cheek, depending on where…

Read More
9 months ago

7 Things You May Not Know About Tuscany

The one thing you probably do know about Tuscany is that it’s one of the most visited regions in Italy, topped only by the Veneto, and also one of incredible beauty. Most visitors leave with memories of art-filled cities and medieval hilltop villages…

Read More
10 months ago

Top 10 Bucket List Experiences in Italy from an Expert

Italy tops the bucket lists of Americans each year, consistently ranking one of the most visited countries in the world. Known for its beloved pizza and pasta, historic architecture, and picturesque small towns, it is no surprise that millions of people flock there…

Read More
11 months ago

Will Your Next Holiday Be a Spiritual Vacation?

Humans have made pilgrimages and traveled in search of favor, fortune, luck, the gods, holy men, and so much more. In fact, these journeys could be classed as the earliest forms of tourism. Maybe it’s the need to reconnect…

Read More