GUEST POST: Off the Beaten Path in Florence

Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 | Category: GUEST POSTS


Ed. note: There’s so much to see in Florence that it can be overwhelming to travelers. Here’s what Prisilla Sciano, Marketing Director of Tour Italy Now, recommends.   Anyone who’s ever been to Florence knows just how easy it is to be overwhelmed by its immense grandeur. In fact, the sensory experience of being surrounded […]


Posted: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | Category: GUEST POSTS


Milano on the Mountain   Ed. Note: Martin Nolan is a travel enthusiast who likes to spend his winters on a mountain carving tracks and his summers on a beach sipping cocktails. He loves all things travel and travel related, and you can follow him and his views on Twitter at @martinnolan7. Read as he […]

A SPOOKY GUEST POST: Vancouver’s Haunted Gastown

Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2013 | Category: GUEST POSTS


Ed. note: This is the way you get to be a guest blogger on this site! Write to me in good English with a relevant topic, prove that you’re experienced, and deliver what you say you will. I’m excited to share this bit of Halloween madness from a city other than Salem . . . […]

A Dalmatian Guest Post — and the World’s Most Interesting Man

Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 | Category: GUEST POSTS, Travel Stories


Ed. note: I’ve known Diane for almost 20 years. When she and her husband, Kevin, announced they were going to Croatia for their summer vacation (with the kid) this year, they got a lot of baffled looks…   “Why did you pick Croatia?” some people asked. “What’s so special about Croatia?” others wanted to know. […]

A “View from the Veneto” Guest Post: The City of Palladio

Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 | Category: GUEST POSTS


Every great architect is — necessarily — a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age. — Frank Lloyd Wright Ed. note:  Vicenza is one of my favorite Italian cities, and Tom Weber knows it inside and out. He’s a triple-threat journalist — broadcast, photo and print […]

A Right-Place, Right-Time Guest Post: “habemus papam”

Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 | Category: GUEST POSTS


Ed. note:  Okay, so immediately after my rant about no unsolicited guest posts, here’s the latest guest post. Solicited. I’ve known Paula and Giovanni for years, and am pleased to offer their story here. Paula was born in Boston to Italian American parents, and her great-grandparents came from the Province of Avellino. She has a degree in languages […]

So You Wanna Be A Guest Blogger?

Posted: Friday, April 26, 2013 | Category: GUEST POSTS


I’m posting this on behalf of all the bloggers who write their hearts out every day, week, and month and have to take time to deal with spam guest blogger requests. We’re sick of them! — LDJ   It happens all the time. You start a blog and diligently write every day or so. Then […]

A Money Saving Guest Post: Home Exchange Vacations

Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2012 | Category: GUEST POSTS, Travel Tips


8 Valuable Tips on How to Swap Your Home   Ed. note: I’ve always wanted to do this — have a free vacation while swapping my home with a simpatico family. I just didn’t know where to begin. Home exchange expert Shelley Miller explains it all for you . . .   Right now you’re […]

Sweet Dreams Are Made of These

Posted: Monday, August 6, 2012 | Category: GUEST POSTS


A FULLY BAKED GUEST POST: This week’s post comes from writer Barbara Worton, author of the highly acclaimed children’s book, Too Tall Alice. Her work has also appeared in Memories of John, edited by none other than Yoko Ono, and various other publications. Like me, Barbara is the child of one Italian parent who very […]

A GEOMETRIC GUEST POST: Italy Squared – Four “Must-See” Piazzas

Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 | Category: GUEST POSTS, Travel Tips


Open my heart and you will see/’Graved inside of it, “Italy.”  — Robert Browning Having visited several far flung destinations around the world in 2011, our guest blogger Matthew Nunn is now focused on exploring nearer home in Europe. His next blogging targets will be his Sardinia holidays and a few other islands dotted around the Mediterranean. […]