When I was 25 I lived in Madrid and completed a quest to visit 25 countries in one year. If you’ve been following my journey here on Something In Her Ramblings for a while now, you probably already knew this, but it’s a fact I’m proud of and begs repeating as I start my ramblings … [Read more…]
What is it about Sicily that enchants every traveler who steps foot on the island? Whether it’s the azure waters that surround golden hilltops, knowledge to be gleaned from architectural wonders that have survived the ages, or the warmth of the people who call this land home, to rent a villa in Sicily and spend … [Read more…]
When planning a trip to Italy, Milan may not be the first place that comes to mind as a not-to-be-missed destination. Though the city, Italy’s second most populous, serves as the economic heart of the country, when it comes to tourism the colossal weight of Rome, Florence and Sicily often overshadows Milan and its surrounding … [Read more…]
This week’s Women Who Travel Solo column is particularly special to me! My mom, Lea Ann Christenson, shares her story of traveling abroad solo for the first time during a trip to Italy.
I’d heard many a wild story about Napoli. Of the gypsy women who feed their babies a substance that turns them blue to solicit sympathy from tourists. Of the swift pickpockets who manage to steal from even the most savvy money belt protected American. Of the street markets lined with stolen goods. “Don’t go to … [Read more…]