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Five day trips to take from Naples, Italy

One may find it difficult to ever leave a city as vivid and alive as Naples. But the truth is, there is a wealth of beauty and culture to be experienced just beyond the city, which makes Naples an excellent base for exploring other areas of Campania. Many hotels in Naples will make arrangements for […]

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Bay of Naples | Mt. Vesuvius

Connecting with our family roots in Naples

Italy as a whole is a top destination for many reasons: the gastronomic delights, centuries of history, and diverse scenery, to name just a few. My main reason for wanting to visit Italy is a bit more personal. I guess you can say it’s in my blood for I am Italian-American. I can trace my […]

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Lungomare from Castel dell'Ovo | Napoli

Cities Less Traveled: Revealing “Real” Italy in Naples

It’s been said that Naples is a beautiful woman in a dirty dress. Such a description could not be more fitting. Everything you’ve heard about Naples is true: it’s chaotic and gritty. However, in keeping with the woman-in-a-dirty-dress analogy, a person’s true beauty comes from within, not what is on the outside. Naples is the […]

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Resting after running around the Kenosha lakefront

#JAchat round-up: Urban family travel

There is a new Twitter travel chat in town. It’s something to be excited about and I’m proud to be involved. It’s called #JAchat and it was started by my friend and fellow travel blogger, Pola Henderson, of Jetting Around. The main focus of Pola’s blog is city travel and culture and that theme has […]

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Journey through Italy: A photographic timeline

My mother keeps reminding me that we’ve been home from Italy for 2 ½ months now and she is “still waiting for the list of all the places we went to.” So, Mom, here is your list, complete with photos to refresh your memory. For everyone else, please consider it a photographic timeline of our […]

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Hotel Europeo: Affordable accommodations in Napoli’s historic center

Jessica at WhyGo Italy recommended Hotel Europeo, among others, for my family’s stay in Napoli. Jessica has spent a fair amount of time in Napoli and is quite knowledgeable about all things Italy, so I trust her judgment. Up front, Hotel Europeo offers everything we wanted for our stay in Napoli: location in the historic […]

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