Coronavirus calls us to honor our elders. Last week, I wrote about the cultural consequence of losing so many elders who carry the stories and traditions that make Italy so special. Just a week later, we're facing the same fate here in the US.
As the founder of Creative Edge Travel, I want to take a moment to mourn those who we’ve lost to the virus in Italy, and those throughout the world. Along with these grandfathers and grandmothers (mostly), we've also lost ages of culture, tradition, and history. Our elders throughout the world are key to our diverse cultures and maintaining their strength and wisdom, and so this comes as a great cultural consequence.
This hidden place is only about an hour's drive from Florence, and the crowd is about 90% local Italians, so you can avoid mass tourism and truly feel the genuine culture. Welcome to the Middle Ages!
There’s a common misconception that Tuscany, Italy has been overrun by tourists and there are no hidden gems left to be found! For certain areas of Tuscany there may be some truth to this. But the majority of the region still holds many secrets waiting to charm its more adventurous visitors...
New year and new beginnings are great. Rather than rush towards next year with the same set of resolutions, take a moment to celebrate your transformations, big and small. Intentionally start this decade with purpose.
Spring is a great time for a vacation in Italy because it means fewer crowds and discounted flights and hotels. Packing is always a huge headache, but you can actually fit everything you need in a carry-on. Here’s my ultimate packing list for Spring in Italy.
Ever heard of an espressino? Didn’t think so. Puglia has a coffee culture all it’s own and it’s worth learning about- then experiencing yourself...