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Rome: Where History Comes Alive
In some cities you have to seek out historical sites. Maybe there is a restored home or an important battlefield nearby. But in Rome there is history everywhere you look. Not only is it everywhere, but Romans are also proud to share the history of their hometown.   You... Read more
Moroccan Food and Life Proverbs
I’ve always been intrigued by the proverbs or sayings that different countries and languages have. Some simply don’t make sense in translation, while others can tell you a lot about that place. It makes sense the references that are used when you understand the culture, or even begin to... Read more
Anaheim, California: Beyond Disneyland
If there’s one thing most people know about Anaheim it’s that the city is home to the famous Disneyland Resort. However there is much more to see and do in this southern California city than just ride the roller coasters. Founded in the 1800’s by German immigrants, Anaheim has... Read more
Ideas for Day Trips from Providenciales
You’ve booked a stay at one of the amazing hotels in Providenciales (after checking out my post on family friendly hotels, of course) and have started to make a list of things to do in the area but are you tempted to also book a day excursion away from the... Read more
Luxury Boutique Hotels in Florence, Italy
If the luxurious experience of staying in a hotel is just as important to you as having a place to fall asleep at night, take the time to select a hotel that offers all the amenities you desire. Florence contains hundreds of hotel options, but for the luxury-minded guest,... Read more
Snow Skiing in Morocco? Yes, Really!
I had to add the caveat that this is snow skiing I’m talking about because whenever I mention to someone that we went skiing in Morocco, they assume I mean some sort of sand skiing (is that a thing?). But, the reality is you can go skiing in Morocco... Read more
Exploring Rome Like a Foodie
Rome caught me off guard the first time we arrived. Loads of cobblestone streets make driving a bumpy experience. Streets teeming with people, and history around every corner – literally. It also has an amazing food culture. There’s a good chance your experience with Italian food outside of Italy... Read more
The Windy City is a favorite weekend destination. So many people overlook Chicago as a city worthy of a visit, instead opting for coastal giants New York or Los Angeles. But this big city tucked in the middle of “fly over” country has great food, great culture, and great... Read more