Everything You Need to Know About Traveling to Italy

A summer in Milan spent studying fashion design, image and styling isn’t swinging for the fences; it was a reality for Kaitlin Sheppard.  Most days of the week were spent in class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., but her weekends took her to Lake Como, Cinque Terra, Rome, Florence and Belluno.  I asked Kait [...]

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Rome City Guide

I’d been to Rome once but wasn’t wild about it.  I preferred Florence and small town Assisi, but my second time to Rome redeemed it once and for all.  The first time I went, apparently I was too tired and overheated, but this January, I returned and absolutely loved it! If you’re headed to Rome, [...]

An Italian Wedding & A Swiss Tipi

Now, Sal, we're leaving everything behind us and entering a new and unknown phase of things. All the years and troubles and kicks—and now this! so that we can safely think of nothing else and just go on ahead with our faces stuck out like this, you see, and understand the world as, really and genuinely speaking, other [...]

Maddie Koerner on Solo Travel & Life in Europe

An Instagram picture may be worth a thousands words, but Maddie Koerner knows that’s not enough.  “The people that are seeing my pictures aren't experiencing the excitement I felt when I saw the Eiffel Tower light up or the friendships that I've made throughout my journeys,” she said. “This is why I believe traveling is [...]

Inside the Life of an Au Pair in Europe

Traveling abroad often costs a pretty penny, but several women found their way around that hurdle.  Becoming an au pair opens a door into another culture, and it includes a paycheck.  (Now we're talking!) Abano, Italy made sense for Kasey Ervin after enjoying her family vacation to the country several years before as well as [...]

ITALY at a glance

Blazing heat overwhelmed my tired frame, but nonetheless the lush, rolling landscapes took my breath away.  By the end of my 10 day European tour, I was exhausted.  Early alarms set for 4 a.m. to make the journey from London to Paris.  Late nights giggling with my roomies in our hotel in Paris.  Miles and [...]