What to do in Amsterdam {Eating Amsterdam Food Tours + Where to Find The Fault in Our Stars Bench}

10.15.2014

What to do in Amsterdam

What to do in Amsterdam

As a final hurrah to end a fabulous summer I recently zipped off to Amsterdam with an adventurous pal where we walked, ate, drank, shopped and talked our way through the streets of this charming and efficient city. 

Here are my tips for the best things to do in Amsterdam. 

Eating in Rome {Healthy Choices in Monti}

10.10.2014

Eating in Rome {Healthy Choices in Monti}

Eating in Rome {Healthy Choices in Monti}

I love food. I love to shop for food, read about food, think about food and obviously eat delicious food. Rome is a wonderful place for a food lover to live with the endless plates of pastas with bold hearty sauces, thin crusted pizzas, creamy gelato, graft beer, decadent pastries. I love it all.

But, as with all good things, there needs to be a balance. After a very indulgent summer of lots of travel and even more eating (and yes cocktails too) I am back on my yoga mat and craving plates piled high with fresh vegetables and spicy vitamin packed juices. Luckily I live in Monti, one of Rome's best neighborhoods where on the via Urbana there are three terrific options for when you are in need of a break from the Italian carb-a-thon.

Where to Stay on the Rimini Riveria {Hotel Eliseo + Bellaria Igea Marina}

10.08.2014

Where to Stay on the Rimini Riveria  // Hotel Eliseo //  Bellaria Igea Marina

Where to Stay on the Rimini Riveria  // Hotel Eliseo //  Bellaria Igea Marina

A wise friend of mine once said to me, “I think that Americans misunderstand Italians”


She went on to explain that Americans see Italians as passionate but she insists that that is not really the case. “Italians, she explains, are sentimental”

After a stay at charming Hotel Eliseo in Bellaria Igea Marina near Rimini I think I finally understand what she was saying.

Where to Eat in Ponza

10.03.2014

Where to eat in Ponza

Where to eat in Ponza

The island of Ponza is an extraordinary place. It has a wild, rugged charm with it's limpid blue water, fiery sunsets and rocky paths to empty beaches. By comparison, the food in Ponza is creative, refined and incredibly fresh. Read on for my list of where to eat in Ponza. 

How to Visit the Temples of Paestum

10.01.2014

How to Visit the Temples of Paestum

How to Visit the Temples of Paestum

Posedonia. I love the sound of the ancient word for this ancient place, evoking gods and the sea. In the spirit of adventure instead of heading to Capri after a languorous week in Positano as is our habit we turned the other direction towards what in modern day Italy is known as Paestum. This stretch of land just past the vertiginous Amalfi Coast is home to wide sandy beaches, some of the best mozzarella in Italy and the breathtakingly intact ancient temples. 

These are my tips for how to visit the temples of Paestum.
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