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Want to see Christo’s Floating Piers This Summer?

See Christo’s Floating Piers Do you want to see Christo’s Floating Piers installation this summer in Lake Iseo, Italy? The Christo installation will only be up for two weeks, but you’ll make memories for a lifetime. Walking on Water

Solo travel plans

I tend to hibernate in winter. The cold just makes me bitter about not being able to go outside in sandals and a t-shirt, and I bury myself in blankets. It’s not unusual for me to spend days in my pajamas in winter (a perk or a problematic result of being a writer), but even more »

My Fantasy Travel Destinations for 2014

Over the past ten days we’ve had rain, fog, dangerously cold temperatures, snow, freezing rain, and minor flooding, with about three hours of sunshine. It’s bleak. And we are dreaming of escapes.   Vero laid out some pretty impressive ground rules the other day when she posted her fantasy travel destinations for the year, and more »

Can You Eat Like a Local in Venice with Kids?

“Avoid the restaurants with tourist menus.” Good advice, generally. Almost goes without saying in experiential travel. But… in Italy, where even a truck stop meal can satisfy on many levels, would it be so bad to go in search of spaghetti bolognese off a tourist menu if that’s what the kids want? Continue reading »

Eating the Donkey

This post was first published on June 5, 2011 as a guest blog on The Great Family Escape. How we managed to get an eleven-year-old all-American girl to knowingly eat donkey meat was a story in itself.  We did not trick her, exactly.*  I think it was just that we’d been walking all day,  she more »

5 Things to Do in Venice with Kids

by Paige Conner Totaro Venice is magic. Venice with kids is perhaps not the same kind of magical as it might be with your one true love, but it is magic nonetheless.  Here are 5 things you can do with your kids to make it unforgettable for them. 1 – Feed the birds Yes, it’s more »

Venice by boat

You’re going to do it at some point in Venice, so let’s look at the various ways to travel by boat in Venice. The vaporetto is the main people mover boat that goes up and down the grand canal and out to the islands of the lagoon at a snail’s pace.  If you’re not a more »

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