Sorrento is for Lemons and Lovers

The singular edge of Italy known as the Amalfi Coast has long enjoyed an almost mythical prestige among travelers and romantics. The gnarled, cliffed bluffs rising from the Mediterranean, and the winding roadway with its sheer drop and sublime views has inspired poetry, novels and plenty of proposals. The string of seaside villages that make […]

Corsica’s Megalithic Wonders

The rugged French island of Corsica is not only a hiker’s paradise, it’s home to a mysterious history still being studied and debated. The island was also the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte, but revolutionary military leaders are of considerably less interest to my husband and myself than ancient stoneworks, which is why we’ve made the […]

Daytrips From Athens

There is certainly no shortage of things to see in and around Athens, but there are some pretty amazing sites to see outside of the city as well. If you’ve got the time, make the most of your trip to Greece and head out into the countryside to enjoy some of these excursions, all within […]

Why August is the Perfect Time to Visit Ireland

With the dog days of August fast approaching, Rob Rankin of Vagabond Small Group Tours of Ireland, offers his top seven reasons why that’s the perfect month for you and your family to visit Ireland. Beat the Heat Depending on where you live, the long steamy days of summer can make even happy kids cranky, […]

Private Island Fun in Venice, Italy

When it comes to dreamy destinations that can make everyone happy, few destinations measure up to Venice, Italy. Set upon the idyllic Isola delle Rose in the lagoon waters of Venice, the JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa is both resort and retreat, offering experiences for those bound on family expeditions or setting off with […]

A History of Gambling

While gambling in the United States typically means heading to the famous neon signs of the Las Vegas Strip; walking the historic boardwalk of Atlantic City; or trekking to a slew of massive resort-casino combos across the country, that’s definitely not the case in Europe. For starters, organized gambling and game-betting were actually invented in […]