The Insider’s Guide to Travel in Europe

Hotel Villa Abbazia in Follina

Eating and Sleeping Along the Strada del Prosecco

Although you could complete the 31-mile Strada del Prosecco in Italy’s Veneto region in less than a day, it’s more pleasant to take your time and draw out the experience.  You can’t eat your way through Veneto’s pleasures – gustatory and otherwise – in 24 hours, and who would want to? Traveling ... Read Full Article

Collina Cartizze - Santo Stefano

Sightseeing in the Veneto Along the Strada del Prosecco

You don’t have to be an oenophile to appreciate sightseeing in the Veneto region of Italy along the Strada del Prosecco. Italophiles of every potable persuasion will delight in the 31-mile road as it winds its narrow way amid soft hills sprouting from rich dark soil, medieval towns and churches, ... Read Full Article

bell tower of the Catedral de Sevilla

Why Sevilla is the Heart of Spain

We spent ten days in Spain this year and even though we loved Madrid, Malaga and Granada, we found that Sevilla is really the heart of Spain. There is something about this little town that just exudes the essence of this beautiful country. We stayed in the center of the old part of Sevilla, within ... Read Full Article

The still-imposing facade of the Castello di Conegliano

Conegliano: the Beginning of La Strada del Prosecco

In Italy, all roads may lead to Rome, but all wine roads began in the small town of Conegliano, 40 miles north of Venice. This is the starting point of the country’s first wine road, originally called the Strada del Prosecco when it was created in 1966. At first it linked the towns of Conegliano and ... Read Full Article

The main thoroughfare of Essaouira

Essaouira: Chillin’ Out on Morocco’s Atlantic Coast

From the rooftop patio of the Palais Des Remparts hotel in Essaouira, Morocco, I stare out over the roiling Atlantic. Cirrus clouds and seagulls hover in the dazzling azure sky thanks to a brackish wind. Below me medieval-looking cannons protrude from the city’s ramparts that inspired this hotel’s ... Read Full Article

Tenby's cliffside walkway.

Tenby, A Coastal Getaway In Wales

One of the absolutely top, perfect breakfasts I've ever enjoyed at a B&B (and I have had a great many) was served in Tenby, a small town on the southern coast of Wales. Tenby is a popular, charming resort town with a long history, a getaway with numerous attractions. But first, the ... Read Full Article

Malaga, Spain

Malaga: One of Spain’s Oldest Cities

My first view of Malaga was from the hillside home of my friends. As I looked out over that wide sweep of city rooftops nestled between the amphitheatre of the surrounding hills, and with the shimmering blue Mediterranean Sea lapping on the sandy shoreline, it was a magical moment for me. I could ... Read Full Article

Papagayo beach-Lanzarote

Top Things to Do and See in Lanzarote

Finding a holiday destination that checks all the boxes is difficult, but a holiday to Lanzarote never disappoints. From its dreamlike beaches, amazing geology, to its historic architecture and vibrant culture, this is one Canary Island worth visiting. The landscape of Lanzarote is something ... Read Full Article