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At What Cost, Travel?

At What Cost, Travel?

Would you pay an entrance fee to visit Venice? If that headline alarmed you or even angered you, you’re not alone. A recent series of articles in the media have sparked all kinds of debate about the growing problem of tourists overrunning La Serenissima, making...
Truth or Dare, Roman-Style

Truth or Dare, Roman-Style

The Art: (from left to right) A cheap ceramic replica of La Bocca della Veritå;  the ‘real deal’ in Rome; and Audrey Hepburn testing its powers in the movie Roman Holiday. The Story: (or how I discovered La Bocca della Verità) On my first ever visit...
How I Saved a Roman Honeymoon

How I Saved a Roman Honeymoon

My desire to share travel tips probably started back in 1985 when I was living in Rome, and I couldn’t help but offer advice to people on where to go and what to see in my favourite city. I wanted everyone to see the Rome that I had fallen in love with, and I...

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