February 12, 2018

Love – Amour – Amore

Valentine’s Day is coming up on Wednesday and no matter how you say it, romance is on the mind of lovers everywhere. Tributes to the greatest of human emotions can be found in many places but the most lovely I’ve seen are in the middle of an Italian lake or on a Côte d’Azur hilltop. Here are five special testaments to the power of love.

Invitation, Monaco

February 05, 2018

One Night in Italy

We've recently begun a brand new year. I’ve also begun an exciting new chapter in my life as I ease into retirement. With this newfound freedom to do the things I enjoy, I plan to include more reading. And since I don’t have any travel plans for 2018 I was having trouble coming up with inspiration for future blog posts. Then it came to me! I’d signed up for the Goodreads Reading Challenge and set a goal of 52 books. As I work my way through an overflowing bookshelf of armchair travel fiction, I’ll feature some of these novels on my blog along with photos of locations mentioned in the stories. I’ll begin with One Night in Italy, by Lucy Diamond.