OLD BLOG – Sleeping on the Move

My husband and I are big fans of Rick Steves’ travel guides.  Steves is a big proponent of maximizing your travel time by “sleeping on the move,” meaning taking an overnight train or boat between destinations so that you spend your waking hours at the places you want to see. On our 2011 trip to…

OLD BLOG – You Know That Resort Where Dirty Dancing Takes Place?

You know that resort where Dirty Dancing takes place?  We found something similar, albeit smaller, in Italy.  And it was the best place we stayed on our whole trip. It is called the Cuccaro Club and is in the hills outside the Cinque Terre, about 30 minutes from Levanto.  I titled my Trip Advisor Review…

OLD BLOG – The Keys to Finding a Big-City “Budget” Hotel

Finding decent budget accommodations in metropolises with space constraints like New York or Paris can be one of the biggest challenges of traveling on a limited budget.  Here’s what we look for: 1.  Cleanliness (in the ways that matter to us) We know we can put up with a lot if the hotel is spic…