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Take an unforgettable Italy vacation

Going to Italy for vacation is always one of the top destinations on any traveler's bucket list.  And with good reason.  There are endless things to do, see, eat and shop for in Italy.  It's an art, food and fashion mecca.  There are many cities and regions in Italy...

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Hotel Review: Crowne Plaza Rome, Italy

Below is my hotel review for the Crowne Plaza Rome (IHG brand of hotels).  I stayed at American hotels because I wanted to use points for award reservations and for more modern conveniences.  These hotels are not found in the city center (as most American...

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Orlando, Florida – Hotel Review

Heading to the theme parks and need a place to stay?  Check out my Orlando Hotel Review (2) - one near Universal and one near Disney. Crowne Plaza Orlando - Universal 7800 Universal Boulevard, Orlando Florida, 32819, United States Orlando Hotel Review: This hotel is...

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Verona, Italy and all her lovely sights

All the lovely sights in Verona, Italy Verona, the city of love, is known for Shakespeare’s tale of Romeo & Juliet.  Although the story isn't verified to have happened in Verona, visitors consider that a minor detail.  I do too as Verona has so many other...

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What tipped my decision to visit Pisa Tower

It goes without saying, Pisa is touristy. You will be a lemming in the swarm of tourists taking tilted pictures with the tower.  But that is precisely why you should check out this attraction. As my bus pulled up to the Piazza del Duomo and I caught sight of this...

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Soak in the Tuscan sun in Siena, Italy

Siena is a medieval city in the Tuscan hills.  It is considered a sister city to Florence.  There is a rivalry between the two cities dating back centuries for which one is more artistic and cultural.  While both are beautiful, Florence is a larger city with more to...

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Why Villa D’Este is the perfect day trip from Rome

Explore the Roman countryside via Villa D'Este in Tivoli. This town is on the outskirts of Rome and makes for the perfect day trip. Tivoli is easily accessible.  Once there, you have a choice of several sights: Villa D’Este, Villa Gregoriana or Villa Adriana. Villa...

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