It’s A Hot Rome Day. You’re In Shorts Going To Vatican. NOT!

It’s A Hot Rome Day. You’re In Shorts Going To Vatican. NOT!

Planning a trip to Rome and the Vatican this summer. As hot as it may be make sure you don’t wear shorts to visit the Pope. Not only is there a dress code, but it is enforced pretty rigidly as well. It not only prohibits shorts above the knees, but it restricts the...
I should quit drinking red wine, maybe.

I should quit drinking red wine, maybe.

Lots of people own homes in places like Palm Springs, Phoenix, and other US winter havens and get used to living life in a similar manner as they do at home. For us, this is the first time we have rented a full home for a seasonal escape, even though it is only for a...

Volcano Deja Vu!

Just over a year ago we, along with my sister Louise and Brother in Law John, had planned for the greatest of vacations aboard the Silver Seas Silver Wind. They got stuck in Montreal on the way while Rae and I got waylaid in Toronto for 4 days before we were...
Dress Up For a Vatican Visit

Dress Up For a Vatican Visit

Italy is an exceptional country to visit. And with Rome as your starting point, you can’t plan for a much better vacation. A trip to Rome should not be considered complete without a trip to the Vatican. But while you can wonder around the rest of the city as...

What is Airline Security?

It’s an old expression. We close the barn after the horse has escaped. Today there is a massive overreaction to the failed terrorist attempt over the holidays. No longer can we take on wheeled carry on luggage. We can take a small purse…or a...