Handpicked selection of the best cities to visit in Europe in each season. The best European cities to visit in winter, spring, summer and fall
Ireland itinerary ideas to help you plan a trip to Ireland. Ireland road trip ideas for 7, 10 days and 2 weeks in Ireland by a local
How much of Rome can you see in one day? What Rome attractions can be visited on the same day and what is the best itinerary to follow? Find our best itinerary to see Rome in one day in this article by a local. Good walking shoes essential! Romans say ‘A lifetime is not enough to know Rome’ and, Roman that… View Post
What are the best places to visit in Italy? Discover over 100 of the most beautiful places to add to your Italy bucket list in this handpicked list of stunning Italian destinations! I am from Italy, born and raised in Rome, and while I now live in Ireland, I have a special place for Italy in my heart. Italy is… View Post
Creating a packing list for Italy can be a daunting task. Over 1000 Km long, and with a huge variety of places to see, Italy has a varied climate ranging from high mountains, to coastal areas and urban centers. It knows 4 different seasons, it requires the visitors to do a lot of walking and it is known for being… View Post
A step by step guide to help you plan your first family trip to Italy. Practical tips for families with children planning a family vacation in Italy and insider notes from a local mom to make the most of your time in Italy. If you are planning a family trip to Italy, let me tell you: you are in for… View Post
Southern California has been our family vacation destination for the last 4 years. Friends laugh at us: what there is to do in Southern California with kids that is so special you fly 10 hours each time to get there? The question is fair but the answer surprises many who associate Southern California with beach, sun, Disney and nothing else…. View Post
Our buying guide on how to choose the best lightweight stroller for travel in Europe and tackle those charming (and bumpy) cobbled streets! What to look for when choosing a pushchair for cobblestones, must have travel stroller specs and the best travel strollers brands for 2019 One of the questions that I receive more often, from readers who love to… View Post
Deciding what type of shoes to pack for any trip is a bit of a nightmare. Shoes are bulky, often heavy and, if you pack the wrong ones, they are a waste of space at best and a cause of sore feet at worse. Packing travel shoes for Italy is ever harder: famous for fashion, Italy makes you want to… View Post
Can you visit a natural wonder such as the Grand Canyon in one day? Is it worth the long drive if you only have limited time and if so: what is the best way to visit the Grand Canyon in one day only? I agonized over these and several other questions last spring, when tying down the last details of… View Post
What to wear in Rome in spring / summer? What will the weather be like, can I wear shorts? In this post I share my expert tips on what to pack for Rome in spring and summer, must have gear when packing for Rome and the dress code for vising the Vatican and Rome’s most famous churches. Deciding what to… View Post
How to get around Dublin: a practical guide by a local on how to use Dublin public transport, tips for driving in the city, what you can see on foot.
How to visit Matera, Italy: how to get there, what to see, where to stay and why you should add this unique UNESCO city to your travel bucket list.
Our selection of gifts for photography enthusiasts to suit all budgets: from stocking filler ideas to DSLR cameras.
Christmas in Dublin is an exciting time. These are the Christmas events for 2019 and best things to do for locals and visitors during the holiday season.
Our expert guide to the best way to get from Rome airport to the city center. How to get from Fiumicino to Rome and from Ciampino to Rome city center
How to get around Rome: our expert guide to using public transportation in Rome including tickets and pass options plus practical tips