Marcello’s Big Fat Italian Christening

Recently, I returned to the rarified air of Castelluccio di Norcia — where Italy’s Apennines touch the clouds inside Umbria’s Monti Sibillini National Park — to help celebrate a milestone in the life… Continue reading

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Road Trippin’ along The Riviera: Bordighera

Five hours after leaving Vicenza in the rearview mirror, with 474 km (284 mi) logged, a half tank of diesel drained and €41 spent on highway tolls, Ms. Garman happily announces, “Arrived at destination,” as… Continue reading

Road Trippin’ along the Riviera

In a previous life — the one that provided me with a bi-weekly paycheck — I regularly drove the Italian Autostrada dei Fiori (Highway of Flowers), or A10. Weaving a colorful, elevated path… Continue reading

Framing Palladio: Villa Cornaro

One of the joys — and there are many — of my hanging my hat in the Veneto region of northeastern Italy is the easy access I have meandering back in time to… Continue reading

Bohemian Rhapsody: Discovering a Pearl along The Danube

The intrepid “band of merry media” and I — 25 guest travel writers and photographers invited along by Insight Vacations (Insight) to sample its Bohemian Rhapsody journey — are coming down the homestretch of… Continue reading

Bohemian Rhapsody: If It’s Thursday, This Must Be Vienna And Budapest

In 1969 there was a popular adventure-comedy movie about a group of tourists who race through 9 European countries in 18 days on a bus: If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium. My… Continue reading

Bohemian Rhapsody: A Warrior, Wine and Residents of Wien

My “band of merry media” and I didn’t get up at the crack of dawn today for nothing. We’re back on board Insight Vacations‘ (Insight) luxury coach, 25 guest travel writers and photographers… Continue reading

Bohemian Rhapsody: The Keys to a Fairytale named Český Krumlov

Although I’m touring Central and Eastern Europe in style on someone else’s euro, I am paying the price. It’s only 7:00 a.m. and my weary-eyed “band of merry media” and I — travel… Continue reading

Bohemian Rhapsody: Prague’s Iconic Watering Hole

As night comes calling on the “City of a Hundred Spires,” my mates and I — 25 travel writers and photographers invited by Insight Vacations to sample a portion of its Bohemian Rhapsody… Continue reading

Bohemian Rhapsody: Inside Prague’s Jewish Quarter

My band of normally merry media and I — journalists, social media experts, bloggers and photographers invited by Insight Vacations (Insight) to sample a portion of its Bohemian Rhapsody itinerary through Prague, Vienna… Continue reading