This is a phrase coined in the mid-1800s during the reign of the Bourbons. At the time Naples was the third most populous city in Europe after London and Paris. It was also one of the wealthiest. I prefer to agree with the original meaning of the phrase and not the “if you go … Continue reading “See Naples and Die.”
Happy New Year! I hope 2018 brings you much joy, peace, and happiness. I have read about and seen photos of the infamous trulli. Alberobello, which we visited during our Eat, Pray, Move, retreat, was packed with many American tourists even though it was late September. I can see why. There’s nothing like it. This … Continue reading Day Trip to Alberobello, Puglia
Hurricane Season 2017 was devastating. On the personal front, my parents (in St. Martin) do have electricity again but still no phone service. I haven’t spoken to them since the day before Hurricane Irma. Most of the power is back in St. Martin, over 90%. Meanwhile in Puerto Rico, 80% of the island is still … Continue reading Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria – How to Help
I went to Florence for the first time during my second vacation in Italy. I stayed for a couple of days. My second trip was a few years later during the first month I lived in Italy. I couldn’t wait to leave both times. The second trip was over nine years ago and I believed … Continue reading I Used to Hate on Florence, Italy.
One of my friends, who owns a boutique travel agency in Italy, told me that finding four star hotels in Rome is difficult. She said there are great options at the five-star high-end level and at the economical end but there are too many four-stars that are really a three- star at best. Enter Le … Continue reading Life in Rome – Mini-break at Le Méridien Visconti Hotel
I stopped practicing yoga over fifteen years ago after I seriously injured my right wrist. I was taking “Power Yoga” classes and I don’t think I paid enough attention to what was going on with my body. I couldn’t focus long enough in class. My mind was always racing, thinking about all the things … Continue reading Eat, Pray, Move – Tuscany
Ciao Bloggisti, Friends of mine recently bought a weekend place in Spoleto and invited me up for a day. It’s about forty miles south east of Perugia. It was my first trip to Spoleto and I highly recommend a visit. The Historic Center is very charming with incredible views. I took a lot of photos. … Continue reading Life in Rome – Day Trip to Spoleto