Bologna Italy Cooking Class

Pasta Making Class in Bologna Italy

We arrived at the cooking class in Bologna and were met with a stern look from the chef. Due to a number of circumstances including the loss of a wallet, miscommunication and a little misdirection, our little group was late. 10 minutes by our understanding, but a full 40 minutes by the school’s. Not a great start. Unfortunately […]
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Street Food: Arancini

Finding the World’s Best Street Food

It doesn’t take long reading this blog to realize that we love discovering and sampling new street foods. Whether it’s stumbling across a vendor serving up sizzling snacks in a local market, or taking guided tour with a local who knows the best hidden spots, we’re up for it. Over the course of our travels, […]
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Things to do in Palermo, Sicily

Things to do in and Around Palermo Sicily

Palermo, Sicily may not be the first place that you think of when you’re planning an island getaway. But if you are looking for a place where you can enjoy crystal blue water and white sandy beaches, comb through historic sites and indulge in world-class cuisine, then Palermo just may be the place for you. […]
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Marrakech back streets

Things To Do in Marrakech

Marrakech is an African destination on many people’s travel bucket list. And for good reason. From wandering through the old walled city, world class shopping, to exploring the exotic food, to seaside side trips, Marrakech has something to offer everyone. We recently spent a month in “The Red City” and compiled our list of things […]
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Wine Tasting in Umbria

Wine Tasting in Umbria, Italy

Tuscany gets all the press when it comes to Italian wine. The super-tuscans and brunellos are some of the most well known, and often the most expensive, Italian wines. Next door, the region of Umbria, however, has a long history of cultivating grapes and producing wine. And here’s the secret, they are often available at far […]
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Bologna Food Tour

Bologna Italy Food Tour – Taste Bologna

When we decided to take a trip to Bologna, Italy the first thing we did was seek out a food tour. It’s a great way to get an introduction to a new place by a foodie expert (so you will already know where to find all of those off the beaten track best places to […]
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Riding Elephants

Should You Ride Elephants in Thailand? It’s Complicated

In our last trip to Thailand, it didn’t take long to see advertisements for every sort of “elephant experience” – washing, bathing with, feeding, riding, and trekking with elephants. “Ride the Elephants!” “The Elephant Experience!” “Up Close with Elephants!” We saw baby elephants frolicking on the beaches under the watchful eye of a trainer. Elephants lined up […]
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Bamarzo - Park of Monsters

The Park of Monsters – Il Parco dei Mostri di Bomarzo, Viterbo, Italy

The Park of Monsters, or The Sacro Bosco, is the oddest park that we’ve ever ventured into. But with a name like the Park of Monsters, you’d expect nothing less. The Park of Monsters is a dark, forested and moss covered expanse of land. The stroll inside is actually quiet and serene, until you happen upon one […]
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Mount Pellegrino Hike

Mount Pellegrino Hike, Palermo Sicily

Mount Pellegrino is one of the granite covered mountains that dominates the landscape in Palermo, Sicily – and it begs to be hiked. Not all Italians may agree with my compulsion to climb to the top, though. Hiking isn’t a favorite outdoor activity here, but it is growing in favor. So in my quest to get […]
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Africa Travel

Traveling in Africa – It’s Easier Than You Think

Africa is at the top of our list of places that we want to visit again. That comes as a surprise to many people, who find the idea of visiting Africa as the furthest thing from their mind. There are a lot of misconceptions about what it’s like to tour the continent, backed up by […]
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