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 |2018-10-29T13:23:05-05:00April 19, 2018|Categories: Active Travel, Cycling, Europe, Italy, Packing Tips, Travel Tips|Tags: , |6 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 [...]

The Erotic Art of Pompeii and Herculaneum

The buried cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, not surprisingly, contained a lot of erotic art. Luckily, since the cities were buried by Vesuvius in 79 A.D. and not unearthed again for 17 centuries, this erotic art was preserved from later marauding vandals and the even more destructive proponents of the puritan strains of subsequent religions.

The Valley of the Temples, Agrigento, Sicily

The Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, Sicily is yet another manifestation of the Greeks' rightful place at the head of Western Civilization.

By |2019-02-16T15:51:00-05:00February 23, 2018|Categories: Europe, Greece, History Travel, Italy, Unesco World Heritage Sites|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 |2018-08-30T13:57:57-05:00February 23, 2018|Categories: Europe, History Travel, Italy, Unesco World Heritage Sites|4 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 |2019-03-27T14:07:10-05:00February 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) [...]