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 | 2018-02-24T10:30:04+00:00 February 23, 2018|Categories: Europe, History Travel, Italy, Unesco World Heritage Sites|0 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) [...]

An Exclusive Tour of Rome’s Palazzo Colonna

The Battle of Lepanto as depicted on the Great Gallery Hall ceiling in Palazzo Colonna, Rome You may have walked right by this place, the Palazzo Colonna in the middle of Rome, and [...]

By | 2018-02-06T17:47:09+00:00 November 6, 2016|Categories: Europe, History Travel, Italy|Tags: , |14 Comments

Baptistery of St. John, Siena, Italy

Detail from the Baptistery Ceiling. I always love the chance to practice my Latin. Sometimes that goes better than others. The one on the left says, "Then he will come to judge the living [...]

By | 2016-02-22T16:59:14+00:00 February 22, 2016|Categories: Europe, Italy, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , |2 Comments