~ Carmen Venice is one of those destinations that people either love or hate.  I’ve heard friends say that it was beautiful, romantic, and a-trip-of-a-lifetime.  I’ve also had friends who thought it was too crowded, smelled bad, and overpriced.  My honest opinion is that Venice is all of the above.  However, for me its romantic......
  ~Carmen Northern Italy has always been high on our bucket list.  This summer we were able to spend a couple of weeks traversing this historic and beautiful part of the world.  The first 5 days of our trip involved using Milan as a home base and taking several day trips to other prime Northern......
~Carmen Cinque Terre (meaning Five Lands) is a group of 5 colorful, picturesque towns off of the northwestern coast of Italy.  This area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was made an Italian National Park in 1999.  These small fishing towns date back from the medieval period when the high cliffs made for good......
~Carmen Lake Como (Lago di Como) is Italy’s deepest lake and third largest.  With a setting at the base of the Alps, it is considered by many to be Italy’s most beautiful lake.  It is shaped like a large upside-down Y, with its meandering shoreline dotted with exquisite 19th-century towns and villas. We recently spent......
~ Meghan Jones (Guest Post) Experience is the best teacher, they say. Sometimes, you will have to survive three or more “not so great” travel adventures to make the next one the best trip of your life. You’ve probably experienced so many mishaps and inconveniences, from delayed flights to missing valuables, getting lost, getting ill, missing......
~ Carmen Bergamo is an eastern Lombard town located about an hour’s drive (1 1/2 hours by train) from Milan.  Situated at the foot of the Orobie Alps, it is a baroque and Renaissance lover’s paradise.  Divided into Upper and Lower Town, there’s something to do for everyone.  One step on the ancient hilltop of Città......
~ Lauren This blog dedicates itself to helping people travel, but, did you know that your cat could come with you?   You might have seen videos or pictures on the internet of cats climbing mountains and camping with their owners. If you are like me, it was a little over a year ago, you......
~ Carmen Once know as Mediolanum, Milan was the capital of the Western Roman Empire from 286 to 402 AD.  Although Florence, Rome, and Venice get more adulations, Milan is the second most visited city in Italy (Rome is #1), and the 24th most visited city in the world!  It was called the “New Athens” during the......
~Carmen Who doesn’t love a great road trip?  How about a road trip that features great food, music, and breathtakingly beautiful landscape.  One road trip crisscrossing the state of Tennessee accomplishes all three!  Starting in Memphis, the birthplace of rock & roll and traversing to the Great Smoky Mountains is a great way to experience......
~ Carmen Franklin, Tennessee is a small, historic town located just 20 miles south of Nashville.  Known for its Civil War history and thriving downtown, a visit to Franklin, Tennessee makes for a perfect weekend getaway or convenient road trip stop! Franklin, Tennessee happens to be just 3 1/2 hours east of where we live......
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