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.
Whereas the streets of Paris are laced with an open-air elegance, the streets of Rome are quaint and narrow, capped with shadows that shroud each street with its own charming secrets. Rome is made to be discovered on foot, on walks around Rome, weaving through crowds, processing the cacophony of noises and uncovering new surprises … [Read more…]
Walking up to the Colosseum in Rome is not much unlike walking up to a modern day football stadium. Entering under through cooled arches of stone, the open corridors echo the excitement of queued tourists. Wear and tear of the ruins aside, it almost feels like its game day in America and we are about to witness … [Read more…]
Though the Roman Empire fell in the late 400’s, its spirit of innovative power is still alive and well in the modern city center thanks to well-preserved ruins and historical sites. Discovering the mysteries of this ancient culture warrants at least half a day during a visit to Rome. Though the most popular sites are … [Read more…]
Welcome to Vatican City, headquarters of the Catholic Church and home to the Pope. A soverign city-state landlocked in western Rome, Vatican City is home to 840 residents, and at 110-acres, this is the smallest country in the world. It is so small that eight Vatican Cities could fit into New York City’s Central Park. … [Read more…]