Training for a Bike Tour in Italy, Kris and Tom Style

Training 101: Shovel bike out of the snow. This seems like a good day to talk about the extensive training Tom and I are factoring into our upcoming Italy bike tour. As you [...]

By | 2018-04-19T15:55:32+00:00 April 19, 2018|Categories: Active Travel, Europe, Italy, Packing Tips, Travel Tips|Tags: , |0 Comments

28 Things to Do and See in Rome

The Temple of Saturn is the iconic ruin the the Roman Forum. When you think of things to do in Rome, keep one main thing in mind. Rome is the capital city of [...]

Planning Your First Europe Bike Tour

Photo by BikeTours.com The responses we get to our travels tell us a lot about what’s trending in the minds of senior travelers: what parts of the world they want to visit and [...]

By | 2018-03-17T18:55:02+00:00 February 27, 2018|Categories: Active Travel, Europe, France, Italy, Travel Tips|Tags: |16 Comments

The Erotic Art of Pompeii and Herculaneum

Bacchus and his wine serving helpers often got the party started in the salon. The buried cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, not surprisingly, contained a lot of erotic art. Luckily, since the cities [...]

By | 2018-03-11T18:59:12+00:00 February 26, 2018|Categories: Arts and Culture, Europe, History Travel, Italy, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , |12 Comments

The Valley of the Temples, Agrigento, Sicily

The restored Temple of Concordia heads the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. Before the Carthaginians, Romans, Africans, and the Italians got there, Sicily was Greek. And, it was Greek like Pericles, Plato, [...]

By | 2018-02-24T11:47:11+00:00 February 23, 2018|Categories: Europe, Greece, History Travel, Italy, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: |0 Comments

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy

Brunelleschi's Dome, the Duomo, of the Cathedral of Florence is literally the crowning achievement of the Italian Renaissance, and makes up part of the UNESCO World Heritage site that is Florence. Italy has [...]

By | 2018-04-17T10:57:32+00:00 February 23, 2018|Categories: Europe, History Travel, Italy, Unesco World Heritage Sites|2 Comments

What’s New in Florence Museums?

Changing exhibits, illuminated texts, mummy hands, and musical instruments are just some of our new discoveries in Florence. I never feel like I've seen it all, and I never feel like leaving this ever-evolving city.

Seasoned Traveler Finds European Adventure with Competitours

Sherry and Vanessa toast to the next challenge: destination unknown. Last year we wrote about a company that calls its competitive European mystery tours “SightDoing” rather than sightseeing. This year, a competitor from [...]

By | 2017-02-23T15:10:45+00:00 February 23, 2017|Categories: Belgium, Europe, Germany, Interviews, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland|Tags: |0 Comments

2016 Books and Beds

Jackson Street Booksellers, Omaha In this second annual round-up of the books I’ve read and the beds I’ve slept in, I gotta admit I’m cutting corners on the reading list. Every year, I [...]

50 of Our Favorite Photos of 2016

It was a bit of an odd year for us in 2016. While we did some trips around the Midwest in the first half of the year (and Kris went to Baja California by herself) [...]