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The old city of Zurich, Switzerland.

Walking in the Rain – a Zurich Walking Tour

Zurich, Switzerland may well be one of the world’s greatest walking cities. It has a flat central district with broad strolling lanes and pedestrian-only bridges over the Limmat River make for a perfect opportunity to do a self-guided Zurich walking tour. And because the city is so accessible to the airport, visitors can see a lot of the city on even a modest Zurich layover.

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The Canopus pool is one of the central features of Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli, Italy

History and Beauty Collide on a Tour of Tivoli, Italy

A summer retreat for over 1,000 years, Tivoli, Italy, hosted ancient Romans and the Renaissance elite in its rolling hills just 20 miles from Rome. Here’s a look inside its two most famous sites — Hadrian’s Villa and Villa d’Este.

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Solheimajokull glacier in Iceland

Our Top Regrets from a Decade of Travel

We’ve all heard the phrase, “regret nothing.” It’s an admirable sentiment. In general, we try to live our lives that way. We believe in living life to the fullest. But there have been a few minor travel regrets over the years.

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Key ingredients for our cooking class in Rome -- Eating Italy's Cooking with Nonna

Food is Love at this Lively Cooking Class in Rome

There’s just something special and cozy about cooking with someone’s grandmother in a real apartment in Rome. Her training ground was cooking with her mother and grandmother and her goal was loving her family with food.

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One of the Akumal turtles coming up for air during our Akumal snorkeling adventure.

How to Snorkel with Sea Turtles in Akumal, Mexico

The highlight of our entire trip to Mexico was a visit to Akumal bay for a snorkeling adventure to swim with green sea turtles in the wild. Akumal is a wonderful day in the sun and the sea, where the turtles are the stars of the show.

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The beautiful view of Villaggio della Salute Piu, a spa and aquapark in Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Heaven on the Hillside — A Perfect Spa Day in Italy

Imagine the most fabulous photo you’ve ever seen of the Italian countryside. Then, add a series of pools to those hillsides where you can gaze out across the land and lose yourself in the serenity. This place is real. It’s Villaggio della Salute Piu.

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