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Bellagio, Italy – Favorite Hotel

Friday, July 20th, 2012

The Hotel Belvedere Bellagio in Italy is currently one of my favorite properties in  the  world. Here are just a few reasons it may be perfect for you!
Location: This amazing gem stands proudly overlooking the timeless scenery of Lake Como. The name did not come by chance as it means “beautiful view” in Italian. And fortunately, it’s just a few minutes walk from the heart of [...]

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The Travel Writer’s Handbook Review

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

The Travel Writer’s Handbook by Jacqueline Harmon Butler and Louise Purwin Zobel is a remarkable overview on the subject of travel writing! The authors have covered every thing imaginable allowing the reader to get their equivalent “Ph.D” in travel writing. Insightful tips and thoughtful techniques are continually woven through the book helping the novice writer or [...]

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Best Gelato in Italy

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Next time you visit the spectacular city of Rome, remember to stop in and check out II Gelato di San Crispino for the best gelato on Earth! As they say, “the only preservative we use is the cold . We do not use any chemical emulsifier or artificial coloring, or chemical preservatives. ” Ciao!
http://www.ilgelatodisancrispino.it/storia

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The Hidden Gardens of Paris

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Sometimes the most important things in life are right in front of us. Maybe it is because of their simplicity they remain hidden to the majority. Yet, when discovered the reward can be great!
The Hidden Gardens of Paris written by Susan Cahill might be the key that unlocks the door to a special side of Paris where she passionately [...]

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The Zappos Experience review

Monday, March 5th, 2012

The Zappos Experience states up front that it will inspire, engage and wow! That seems quite a lot to promise for anybody or any company. How do they accomplish it? They have to “own” the company defined as taking full and complete responsibility for everything. This includes the people, the products, the values…everything! Then they [...]

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What Makes Great Leaders Great – book review

Monday, March 5th, 2012

What Makes Great Leaders Great (author: Frank Arnold) allows the reader to look inside the lives of some of the giants from politics, industry and history who changed the world. All of them had the unparalleled ability to inspire greatness and mold various individuals into their own leaders in business and life. If you want to be a “difference [...]

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Hotel Pitrizza review – Sardinia

Friday, February 17th, 2012

One of the great locations for a resort hotel in the world! The atmosphere is exceptionally relaxed and completely low-key ambiance. The service is amazing and worthy of international attention.
Sardinia in itself commands notice from savvy travelers around the world. A hip destination for those jet-setters in the know. The Hotel Pitrizza just might be [...]

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The Backpacker’s Handbook review

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Incomparably thorough and should be essential reading for all serious backpackers! To be specific, it covers everything from A to Z you would ever need to know before engaging the wilderness.
Chapters include: Preparing for the Trail, The Load on your Back, Footwear and Wilderness Travel, Carrying the Load: The Pack, Keeping Warm and Dry: Dressing [...]

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Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands book review

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

There is nothing more valuable than local knowledge when traveling the four corners of the globe. Co-authors Teri Morrison and Wayne Conway go into details you will not likely find from any other source. You should consider their book essential reading before you venture out again.
Fascinating insight and a great way to bring the world closer together! I found their main [...]

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Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2012

Monday, December 12th, 2011

The Travel Answer Man is always searching for what is going to stimulate the interests of the traveling public. What is unique? What is different? Will a visit to a particular destination be unforgettable? How will it be memorable? Will I want to tell the world this destination should be a “must” on any traveler’s [...]

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