Summer Travel Tips to Italy

Summer Travel Tips to Italy

Summer officially begins tomorrow June 21 — so it’s fitting that the forecast for much of Italy is sunny and hot! We’re talking 90s in early June, which is precisely one of the reasons I avoid Italy in the summer. Heat AND crowds.

But, if you have to travel this time of year because of work or study schedules, here are a few tips to keep you cool and keep you from losing your cool.

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A Salute to Sicily

A Salute to Sicily

A trip to Sicily earlier this month reconfirmed my love affair for this fascinating island that blends Italian, Greek, Spanish, French and Arab cultural influences. There’s not just one aspect of Sicily that I love — it’s the incredible cuisine, the innovative wines, the gorgeous landscape, the architecture, the history, the street food and, of course, the people. Traveling in Sicily feels simpler and easier than other parts of Italy. Some people explain a trip to Sicily as “going back in time” and I couldn’t agree more. Click below to see photographic highlights of our most recent trip.

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What to look for in a group tour

What to look for in a group tour

I like spending time alone. I love an afternoon at a museum by myself, people watching at a café – I even enjoy eating out alone on occasion. However, I would choose group travel over going solo any day.

For the most part, I find people fascinating. I love hearing about their personal stories—and, they can be a load of fun. When I think back on my travels with groups of people, I distinctly remember the fun and laughter.

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