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7.29.2015

Day Trip to Nemi

Day Trip to Nemi

Day Trip to Nemi

This heatwave in Rome is showing no signs of letting up. It is misery. I was incredibly fortunate to escape to Capri for a few weeks during the worst of it, but right before I ran away, we spent the day just outside of Rome in the remarkably cooler and very peaceful town of Nemi.

7.22.2015

Eating in Capri {Ristorante Michel'Angelo}


Where to Eat in Capri

Where to eat in Capri

I have talked before about how twitter changed my life. Social media continues to amaze and connect me to wonderful people and places and experiences. This time it was Instagram. When Mark and I were in Capri this past May I got an email from a restaurant saying they had seem my posts on Instagram and they would love for us to try their restaurant. I feel like this only happens when I am on a romantic trip with my husband so I almost always politely decline. 

I am so happy that this time I said yes. 

7.10.2015

What to Eat and Where to Stay on the Cilento Coast

What to Eat and Where to Stay on the Cliento Coast

What to Eat and Where to Stay on the Cliento Coast

What to Eat and Where to Stay on the Cliento Coast

Last summer I spent just over 24 hours on the Cilento coast. I knew I wanted to come back spend some more time exploring this quiet frowsy counterpoint to the better known glittering and buzzy Amalfi Coast. Last month I spent two days with a group of travel bloggers visiting castles, mozzarella farms and enchanting seaside towns. Here are a few things I loved on the Cilento coast.


7.08.2015

How to survive a Roman Heatwave

How to survive a Roman Heatwave

How to survive a Roman Heatwave

Rome is hot right now. More than regular summer hot, which I really enjoy, but more like nothing is fun after five minutes outside hot. Which is kind of a drag. I follow the Roman rhythms and try to run my errands early in the morning and spend the hottest part of the day inside with the windows and shutters shut tight, venturing out again when the sun sets and there is usually a breeze. Here are a few more things I have been doing to get through the heatwave

You have to give the Italians extra credit for literary flair. The current heatwave is named Flegetonte, which Dante described as a river of blood that boiled souls. He's not wrong. 

7.01.2015

How to Pack for the Amalfi Coast

How to Pack for the Amalfi Coast

How to Pack for the Amalfi Coast

I recently went on a press trip to the Amalfi and Cilento coasts that dovetailed with a long planned family trip to Ponza. Packing was challenge. Now I knew that the Amalfi Coast has stairs. A lot of stairs. And we that we were going to be moving around a lot. In Ponza, the charming house we rent requires a vigorous hike on a very narrow path to reach. I had to have a dress for a Michelin starred dinner,  beach clothes, nature walk clothes and comfortable but chic travel to and from clothes. A few of my fellow travelers asked me how I did it, so I decided to share my secrets to how to pack for the Amalfi Coast here.