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Don’t Borrow Money Just to Travel

Don’t Borrow Money Just to Travel

…and other advice you may not want to hear but should. ♣ ♠ As happy as it makes me when someone says I’ve inspired them to pursue their travel dreams, I also have one great fear: that what I say, or do, or write, will inadvertently […]

A Tryst in Trastevere

A Tryst in Trastevere

♥ Something about these two just caught my eye. . . Had I stumbled on a tryst? A temporary arrangement? A dangerous liaison? A lifelong affair? A plot? An intrigue? A desperate rendezvous? Something in their look just didn’t speak “happily married old couple” to me. […]

Trust Your Instincts When You Travel

Trust Your Instincts When You Travel

Or how a stringy-haired stranger by the Tiber caused me to do some probably silly things. ♥ ♠ The Tiber’s riverbanks, bathed in the light and warmth of Rome’s winter sun, didn’t seem like the sort of place one was likely to have an unwanted […]

Old Rome

Old Rome

♥ My last afternoon in Rome. ♥ ♥ From the Pantheon, I wandered off to the Piazza Navona, said to be one of Rome’s most beautiful squares. Barely a minute after I got there, a cameraman approached me and asked me to hold up a […]

It Snows Inside This Church

It Snows Inside This Church

♥ Or it would if it were also snowing outside, admittedly a tall order for a city like Rome. Nonetheless, snow can and does — check YouTube — drift through the oculus, the astonishing opening in the astonishing dome of the Pantheon. And despite its seemingly wholehearted embrace […]

Giardino degli Aranci | The Orange Garden Overlooking Rome

Giardino degli Aranci | The Orange Garden Overlooking Rome

♥ If I’d hoped to escape Valentines by fleeing to Italy, I could hardly have done worse than going up to Rome’s Giardino degli Aranci (Orange Garden) at sunset. ♥ . . The Orange Garden (also referred to as Parco Savello) is located on the Aventine […]