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Booking Hotels: How to Avoid Hotel Nightmares

Booking Hotels: How to Avoid Hotel Nightmares

I’ll never forget arriving at a luxury hotel in Napa to celebrate our 20th anniversary only to find that half the hotel was under construction and that the gym and spa were undergoing renovations. It was a hotel booking nightmare. I’m pretty thorough when researching […]

7 Apps One Travel Writer Can’t Live Without

7 Apps One Travel Writer Can’t Live Without

What did we ever do to mange travel before our mobile devices? I guess we relied on our walkmans, stacks of papers and maps, and sleeping pills to get us through the chaos of travel today. Thanks to some innovative thinkers behind some of the […]

Sending Your Kid to Travel Abroad: What You Need to Know

Sending Your Kid to Travel Abroad: What You Need to Know

Last year, I sent my 21-year-old son off to backpack to travel abroad through Thailand and India for seven weeks. Alone. I’m the consummate trip planner; he is not. Today’s Millennials are adventurers with a strong sense of wanderlust who want to see the world. As […]

Vegan, Vegetarian, Ketogenic, Glutenfree? Tips for Traveling on a Special Diet

Vegan, Vegetarian, Ketogenic, Glutenfree? Tips for Traveling on a Special Diet

It seems like everyone you encounter these days is on a special, and often restrictive, diet. I should know. I’ve spent the past three years traveling with my ultra-strict vegan daughter. My quest for elaborate culinary adventures and fine dining is often overshadowed by her […]

36 Hours in Milan

36 Hours in Milan

Since I lived in Milan, I often get asked, “What are the top attractions I should see in Milan?” Milan may be the world’s fashion capital but there’s much more to this city than haute couture. Milan is home to some of Italy’s most famous architecture […]

Italy trip planning: Rome, Florence, Venice, Tuscany, Umbria

Italy trip planning: Rome, Florence, Venice, Tuscany, Umbria

Because I lived in Italy, people are always asking for my advice on where to go and what to see in their Italy trip planning. I pulled several emails I’ve sent over the years and culled all of my advice into this post. The first […]



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