View of the Colosseum from a room in the Palazzo Manfredi Hotel Crossing off another item from my bucket list, I was able to see some of Rome’s most iconic landmarks. I also picked up a few tips in navigating the immense foot and vehicle traffic. One is to stare down a driver in order to […]

Wow. Staying at the Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria Hotel & Resort was pretty mind-blowing. Although, I’ve stayed at a Waldorf Astoria property before in Puerto Rico, El Conquistador, this was an entirely different experience. I guess it’s as the saying goes, “when in Rome, do as the Romans do,” and live large! Exhausted from the […]

Always dreaming about the nautical life…

There are a few ways to explore Cinque Terre. You can either hike, drive, take the rail between towns, or hop on a boat like I did. Of course, each experience is totally different and person-dependent. As for me, the life out in the open waters is clearly the best choice. We departed from the dock […]

Right before sailing the Cinque Terre and after Florence, we took the train again to relax in a cozy coastal town by the Italian Riviera called Levanto. Next to the famous five towns or Cinque Terre, it was the perfect place to simply do nothing. Since we were there during a shoulder season, the town […]