Tuscan Travel Tips

Autumn in Tuscany: Vendemmia, Olive Harvest Zen and Off Season Bargains

Those who wait for November will enjoy low prices and the tranquility of the olive harvest. Prices for lodging and rental cars are often close to half the high season price, bargains abound!
11/22/2013 12:43 am | Share | No Comments

Zen and the Art of Packing Light

When it comes to traveling and stuff, this is where I will admit that I fall down on the job. Just like the hoarders, many of us find comfort and security in our stuff and are unable to pack light. You never know, that extra dress and matching shoes may....
09/27/2010 08:40 pm | Share | No Comments

Renting a Car in Tuscany, Some Sound Advice

So what would be my one piece of sound advice be for those traveling to Tuscany? Not a hard question. I would say, rent a car. I know it’s simple, but in order to really see the countryside and smaller hill towns, you need to have wheels. The trains only go to major cities and then from there you need to take buses. Don’t waste your time! Buses are sporadic and you will miss so much of the tiny hidden treasures if you try to see Tuscany with public transport.
09/16/2010 04:54 am | Share | 2 Comments

Avoiding the Temptation to Gorge

Yes, it’s expensive to fly to Europe and it’s understandable that you want to make the most of your “once- in- a- lifetime” Italian vacation but, beware of the temptation to gorge. I once helped some friends plan a spring vacation to Italy. When I met with them, they rattled off about 15 places that they absolutely had to see.....
08/30/2010 03:30 am | Share | 1 Comment