Faroe Islands Itinerary: Your Epic 5 Day Faroe Islands Road Trip

Faroe Islands Itinerary: Your Epic 5 Day Faroe Islands Road Trip

On a far-flung cluster of 18 of the most impossibly beautiful islands, how do you prioritize what to see when literally everything is stunning? How do you make a Faroe Islands itinerary that sees the very best of what this magical place has to offer… but without doing the exact same thing as everyone else…

7 Marvelous Things to Do in Messina, Sicily

7 Marvelous Things to Do in Messina, Sicily

Messina sits almost at the northeastern tip of Sicily, just across the strait from Reggio Calabria, the southernmost city in mainland Italy. Despite its prime location, Messina is one of the less frequently visited places in Sicily, and it’s often overlooked in favor of other, more famous cities. Planning your trip to Messina last minute?…

Climbing the Duomo in Florence: 10 Key Things to Know About Brunelleschi’s Dome

Climbing the Duomo in Florence: 10 Key Things to Know About Brunelleschi’s Dome

Emerging majestically above other rooftops in the Florence skyline, the Brunelleschi Dome adorns the Santa Fiore del Maria Cathedral, instantly recognizable as a symbol of Florence. I’m always impressed when something built hundreds of years ago retains its superlative status even in the modern age. Brunelleschi’s ingenious design means that, more than 500 years later,…

How Not to Get to Capri from Naples: Hydrofoil Hell vs. Ferry Bliss

How Not to Get to Capri from Naples: Hydrofoil Hell vs. Ferry Bliss

The funniest thing about my disastrous trip from Naples to Capri by fast boat is how easily it could be avoided.  My friend Megan had specifically warned me about the rough boat journey between Naples and Capri, especially in the winter months when I visited Capri (specifically, early March).  She’s emetophobic and, miraculously, still one…