TIEBREAKER: CORSICA OR SARDINIA?

It’s summer and you’re figuring out whether to visit Corsica or Sardinia for your holiday. Both islands bask in the Mediterranean sun, have rugged interiors and plenty of gorgeous beaches. The 7 mile channel separating the two islands is crossed via a 50 minute ferry ride. If you’re not able to fit both islands into

Off the Beaten Path Florence & Tuscany Hidden Gems

Italy is amazing for so many reasons – vibrant culture, delicious food, stunning scenery and wonderful people. If you love Italy just as much as we do but have already seen the top sights, keep reading for our recommendations for the best off the beaten track Florence spots and Tuscany hidden gems. 

🐾MEGAN’S ITALY AND SWITZERLAND TIPS

These are Megan’s tips for her week and half long trip in the fall to Lucerne and Lugano in Switzerland then onto Menaggio and Santa Margherita in Lake Como and finishing in Tuscany.  She and her husband are in their 30s and from Chicago.  Their goals were to relax and eat good food.

🐾 SAM’S ROME TIPS

These are Sam’s tips from her trip to Rome, Italy. Sam visited Rome to relax, have some alone time, eat good food and learn some history. Sam spent $450-500 on her lodging. The hotel was fabulous and highly recommended.  Sam also loved seeing the city on the back of a Vespa and learning about the Colosseum from PhDs.

🐾 JESSICA’S ROME TIPS

These are Jessica’s tips from two of her trips to Rome, Italy with friends. Jessica visited Rome each time to experience the culture, sites and food!  Jessica discusses here favorite places to eat and streets to wander around. Plus – details on the best neighborhood for nightlife.

🐾 JESSICA’S SICILY TIPS: TRAPANI AND FAVIGNANA

These are Jessica’s tips from her trip to Trapani and Favignana in Sicily, Italy. Jess visited Sicily to relax and experience the culture. The meals ranged from 12 – 20 euros and my villa apartment was roughly USD 85 a night for a weekend in September.

EATING YOUR WAY THROUGH EUROPE MURRAY’S CHEESE STYLE

Our friends at Murray’s Cheese agreed to chat with us about eating their way through Europe. Thank you Murray’s for your thoughts on tasty cheeses in France and Italy, savory meats in Spain and tips on local cheeses for times when you’re staying closer to home.

TIEBREAKER: ITALY OR CROATIA?

You’re heading to Europe for one week and trying to decide whether to explore Italy or to travel through Croatia. Read these tips to decide whether to visit Italy or Croatia.