Cinque Terre photography retreat + photo sessions: August/September 2019

My dear friend and professional photographer, Nicole O’Neil, will be returning to her beloved Cinque Terre the last week of August and the first two weeks of September 2019 (I’ve actually blogged about her in the past).  For travelers as well as fellow shutterbugs, Nicole has two unique and highly sought after opportunities on offer … Continue reading Cinque Terre photography retreat + photo sessions: August/September 2019

Travel Tip: How to pick up a SIM card for your phone in Italy 

Once upon a time when you visited a foreign country you kept in touch with friends and family back home with postcards and sporadic (and expensive) phone calls. Not so anymore, mobile phone plans (the majority of which are pay-as-you go and not bound by contract) in Italy are incredibly affordable. There’s a lot of competition … Continue reading Travel Tip: How to pick up a SIM card for your phone in Italy 

5 things you need to be Cinque Terre beach ready

The Ligurian Sea (the portion of the Mediterranean that laps against the rugged Cinque Terre coastline) is breathtaking.  I remember the first time I laid eyes on it; being used to the Pacific Ocean I could hardly believe the turquoise jewel toned waters and the seemingly infinite transparency.  It really is that beautiful! If you haven’t … Continue reading 5 things you need to be Cinque Terre beach ready