Italian Christmas Virtual Advent | Naples Christmas Alley

This famous street in Naples has been nicknamed ‘Christmas Alley’.  Enjoy this fun and slightly quirky video.  My friend and...

Italian Christmas Virtual Advent | Books for the Armchair Traveler

Here is the list of my very favorite books that get me so excited for Italy I can hardly stand...

Italian Christmas Virtual Advent | Biscotti Recipes

Italian Christmas Virtual Advent | Biscotti Recipes

I love making biscotti at Christmas time, they make great gifts if you manage to not eat them all yourself. ...

Italian Christmas Virtual Advent | Saturnia Warm Springs

As I am writing this, the temperature in Montana is 28 degrees.  What I wouldn’t give to be back here...

Italian Christmas Virtual Advent | Sistine Secret Handshake

Just a little Monday morning funny. Andi Brown, Owner and travel addict Once in a Lifetime Travel, copyright 2015

Italian Christmas Virtual Advent Calendar | Climb that Mountain

As the end of yet another year comes to a close, reflection on those months past always seems to bring...

Italian Christmas Virtual Advent Calendar | WhatsApp

If you’re going to use one app when traveling, this is the one I would grab first.  I loved WhatsApp. ...

Italian Christmas Virtual Advent Calendar | Ciao Bella

And here are 8 reasons to put Italy on your to-do list ladies. You’re Welcome.   Andi Brown, owner and...

Italian Christmas Virtual Advent Calendar | Hand Gestures

Italian Christmas Virtual Advent Calendar | Girl in Florence

Italian Christmas Virtual Advent Calendar | Girl in Florence

All I want for Christmas are hours and hours of Italy dreaming.  I’m pretty sure a lot of you do...

Italian Christmas Virtual Advent Calendar | Instagram obessession

All I want for Christmas are hours and hours of Italy dreaming.  I’m pretty sure a lot of you do...

Italian Christmas Virtual Advent Calendar | The King of #DOP

All I want for Christmas are hours and hours of Italy dreaming.  I’m pretty sure a lot of you do...

Italian Christmas Virtual Advent Calendar | Madonna del Piatto

All I want for Christmas are hours and hours of Italy dreaming.  I’m pretty sure a lot of you do...

For Paris | Why we Travel

For Paris Three months ago, I stood on a bridge over the Seine, watching the twinkling lights of the Eiffel...

Driving Tips for Your Italy Trip

Don’t let the Italians intimidate you.  It doesn’t matter how fast or slow you are going, someone is going to...

Train Tips and Manners for Your Trip to Italy

Train travel is a very easy and low stress way to get around Italy but can initially be overwhelming.  Once...

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How to prepare for your trip to Italy | Jet Lag Advice, Passports and Keeping Safe

There are many steps you can take prior to leaving that will make your trip more enjoyable and successful.  I...

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How to prepare for your trip to Italy | Foot Care Advice and Getting into Shape

There are many steps you can take prior to leaving that will make your trip more enjoyable and successful.  Some...

Understanding Italian Culture | Breaking the Ice and Saving Money

BREAKING THE ICE The Italians are incredibly warm and friendly people who will try hard to communicate with you, but...

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Understanding Italian Culture | Manners, Bella Figura, Siesta and Passeggiata

Part of enjoying Italy comes from understanding and embracing the differences in our culture.  I have tried to put together...

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Understanding Italian Culture | Toilet Basics

TOILETS I could probably dedicate a whole book to my adventures with Italian bathrooms.  It could almost become a game...

Understanding Italian Culture | Dining, Tips, Gelato and Coffee

DINING In Italy, the food is an experience.  Lunches and dinners last at least two hours; you linger over your...

Understanding Italian Culture | Handling Money, Shopping, Computers and Staying in Line

**I will be re-blogging my Understanding Italian Culture Series this week.** HANDLING MONEY Italians love correct or almost correct change. ...

Travel to Italy Tip #8 | Use a consolidator for car rental

Mention renting a car in Italy and most people get shaky and their palms sweat.  Yes, I am always on...

Travel to Italy Tip #7 | Purchase train tickets in country

Travel to Italy Tip #7 | Purchase train tickets in country

Italy’s train system can be frustrating to say the least.  Between delays, cancellations and strikes a traveler can lose their cool. ...

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