Delicious & Dazzling: Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi

The Amalfi Coast draws scores of international visitors for a reason: it’s drop dead gorgeous. We based ourselves in Sorrento so we could easily take day trips along the coast and inland to Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius. But on the way, we made a little stop in … Navigating Naples Since we had to pass […]

11 Handy Travel Sites to Bookmark

Aside from booking sites for flights and accommodations, these are the other indispensable websites I consult when planning a trip. You should too! Getting around Rome to Rio – Find the best way between Point A & B, how long it will take and how much it will cost. The Man in Seat 61 – […]

Italy Planning: Tickets & Transport

Once we had the itinerary worked out for our Italy trip in July, we had to decide how we’d be getting around and what activities, if any, to book in advance. Seeing the sights I love exploring on my own, following my own interests at my own pace, and usually that’s what I do. But, once in a […]

Dodgy Driving Along the Danube

Accepting the car rental company’s offer of an “upgrade” to a full-sized wagon-style vehicle seemed like a good idea when we arrived in Frankfurt. It didn’t cross our minds that bigger cars are always the last to go at European rental agencies for a reason. Our Opel Vectra – a behemoth of a vehicle by […]

Best Travel Booking Sites for Flights & Accommodations

I admit it – I’m a planning nerd. I enjoy travel research almost as much as the travel itself. Let me be clear though – planning does not equal scheduling. I leave plenty of room for spontaneity in my trips, but I research and plan so that I can maximize my time and enjoyment, minimize […]

Perfect Port Days on a Baltic Cruise

When I booked a cruise with a friend around the Baltic Sea in order to see a few cities in Scandinavia, I felt a bit sheepish. After all, I had done my share of poo-poing the idea of cruising in the past. I felt the need to explain to my friends that cruising isn’t always […]

Planning a Trip to Copenhagen

Now that you’re dreaming of 1, 2, or 3 perfect days in Copenhagen, I’ll run through the essential practical information you’ll need to make it a reality, including how to get around, where to stay, and what to read, watch and download to inspire and inform your visit. Transport to the city centre It’s easy […]