Category: Venice

  • Are gondola rides in Venice overrated?

    Are gondola rides in Venice overrated?

    Gondolas are to Venice what the Eiffel Tower is to Paris. The iconic boat rides don’t come cheap, which turns people off from the experience. Some people suggest that it’s worth it, and some believe it’s a tourist trap. In deciding whether or not gondola rides in Venice are overrated, you have to be aware…

  • The things that inspire me to visit a place

    The things that inspire me to visit a place

    When it comes to travel, I think being easily suggestible is actually a good thing. I was thinking about the silly things that make me want to see a new place. Some of them have been surprisingly minor, to the point of absurdity. For instance, I wanted to go to Italy because I kept reading…

  • A relationship measured in miles

    A relationship measured in miles

    4,865 Miles to Copenhagen When I got involved with my boyfriend, he was married. I don’t mean separated and married on paper; I mean very much married and living with his wife. When he propositioned me at a bar after work one day, I thought there was no way I was going to let this…

  • A warning about hotels in Venice

    A warning about hotels in Venice

    Venice is one of the world’s most interesting and unique cities. But sadly, nothing good can last forever and though it probably won’t happen in our lifetime, Venice is a city that is slowly sinking. What that means for you, fellow traveler, is that you have to be very careful about where you stay when…

  • Top 3 romantic cities in the world

    Top 3 romantic cities in the world

    Every place has its own unique feel to it. Some cities are exciting; others serene. Some inspire creativity, joy, or fun.  The cities on this short list are all places that are inherently romantic. Whether you’re with a significant other or not, something about the architecture, the weather, or the general vibe of each of…