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 … [Read more...] about Cities Less Traveled: Revealing “Real” Italy in Naples
One trip I don't talk much about here, because it took place well before I became The Working Mom (I was working; just not a mom yet), was my 2005-2006 East Africa adventure. I wrote about it extensively on my original blog; the stories and photos just haven't made their way here … [Read more...] about #TheWeeklyPostcard: Serengeti Sunset
Prague had been on my travel wish list for a while, ever since my father traveled there about a decade ago. He returned from his trip and the first thing he told me was, "You need to go to Prague; you will love it there." Now, my father has not always been overly supportive of my … [Read more...] about Our 5 favorite things to do in Prague
I don't aspire to be a luxury traveler. I'm happy to travel with my family within a conservative budget, flying in economy class and staying at clean, comfortable, mid-range hotels. Actually, since we started traveling with our children, more often than not we have chosen to stay … [Read more...] about The trouble with luxury travel accommodations
The theme for this week's #JAchat is "street photography". I'm going to let you in on a little secret: the first question is, "What are the best cities for street photography?" I didn't have to think on this very long to come up with my answer; it is Istanbul. At any given time … [Read more...] about #JAchat topic: Street photography. Focus: Istanbul.