Nov 172015
Christmas Traditions in Provence: The Little Saints

Of all the Provençal Christmas traditions that Mr. TWS and I learned about during our France trip last December, the santons (“little saints”) impressed us the most. We came away with an appreciation for the art and craft of these clay figurines created by santonniers and for their importance in the culture as a tradition passed down through generations.

Jul 272015
Rome in a Day Part 2: The Power and the Glory

Did you know that there are nine miles of culture and history with sculptures, paintings, other art, and religious and historical relics in the Vatican Museums, including their most famous attraction — the Sistine Chapel? It’s impossible to take it all in during one visit.

Aug 142014
From Shoes to Sex: 14 Intriguing Museums in North America

While I enjoy visiting large institutions like the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago or the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City to peruse their enormous collections, I have a special fondness for the smaller, and in some cases unusual or under-the-radar museums that I come across.

Nov 152013
Buonvivere: Good Living in Cesena

Settimana del Buonvivere (Week of Good Living) is an annual event conceived by Monica Fantini, Director of Legacoop Forlì-Cesena. Our group of seven international women bloggers enjoyed a customized version of Settimana del Buon Vivere in our Buonvivere blog tour of the Forli-Cesena province.

Sep 232013
A Secret Revealed: Puglia, Ti Amo

Expertly escorted by our driver/guide Carlo Romano following an itinerary planned by Promozione Puglia, we made our way around Puglia, the heel of Italy’s boot, during our seven day visit in June.It wasn’t long enough to see and do everything in the Puglia region of Italy, but it was plenty long enough for us to become smitten.

Aug 122013
All Aboard the Swiss Chocolate Train!

By Anita Breland — In a country where trains are famously punctual and blissfully connected with buses, trams and boats, several special train lines make travel in Switzerland even more enjoyable. In Montreux a few weeks ago, along with tourists from all over, I hopped on the Swiss Chocolate Train …