Cape Cod, Massachusetts (Part 2)

Continuation from Cape Cod (Part 1) Charles and I love seafood. If you recall, it’s one of the key reasons why we chose Cape Cod – for its…

Tulum Ruins, Riviera Maya, Mexico

It was a scorching December afternoon on the Riviera Maya, and I’m not quite sure why but my partner, Charles, and I decided to walk the two miles…

Cape Cod, Massachusetts (Part 1)

Earlier this year, Charles and I had planned a two-week getaway to Spain and Portugal in honor of our 10-year anniversary, but, like most travel plans the world…

Lake Como, Italy

The best way to see Lake Como is by boat. I had read this tip in numerous guide books prior to my first trip to the Italian Lakes…

Franciacorta & Lake Iseo, Italy

Below are some scenes from my day trip to Franciacorta, the sparkling wine-producing region of central Lombardy, followed by an afternoon exploring Lake Iseo. I began the morning…

Bergamo, Italy (Revisited)

Bergamo is one of the prettiest cities in Italy. Located at the foot of the Orobie Alps, the city proper is divided into two main parts: the historic…

Varese, Italy

I had planned a day trip to Varese the last time I visited Lake Como in 2018, but with so much to see and do around the lake,…

Varenna, Itay

Varenna is one of the most charming villages in Italy, and it even retains its charm in the rain. On the day I was supposed to explore Varenna…

Villa Carlotta & Chiesa di San Martino, Lake Como, Italy

Last October I did something a little different—I took a solo trip to Italy. I was between jobs (by choice) and had some extra money stashed away, and…