Inspired by history, books, quotes, movies, and other travelers’ experiences, Sicily has been on my bucket list for the longest time. This lovely island caters to any traveler’s desires from its astounding seaside to its medieval villages perched atop a hilltop. Unsure of where we wanted to spend most of our time, we allowed the sights of this beautiful island to guide our 8-day adventure.Read more
THE MALDIVES | VARU BY ATMOSPHERE.
My family and I just spent four blissful days at the Varu by Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts, an all-inclusive resort encircled by the pristine waters of the Maldives. This awe-inspiring paradise in the Indian Ocean is located in the North Male Atoll, a 40-minute speedboat from Male.Read more
THE MALDIVES | VELASSARU ISLAND RESORT.
A friend once told me that one never forgets the colors of Maldives. It’s one of those magical places whose enchantment stays with you forever. At that time, I did not really understand what she meant. I was never crazy about visiting Maldives because I had the impression I would be bored there after a day or two—even if I was stuck on a beautiful island and staring at the magnificent blue ocean all day long.Read more
ITALY | JEFF KOONS AT PALAZZO STROZZI, FLORENCE.
Yesterday I finally had the chance to visit Palazzo Strozzi and check out Jeff Koons most celebrated works.Read more
ITALY | SUMMER ESCAPE TO PUGLIA.
“L’Italia è il solo paese dove si gusta ancora la gioia di vivere. Ci fa credere nella gioia di vivere, anche quando lei stessa non ci crede” -Roger PeyrefitteRead more
TURKEY | 48 HOURS IN ISTANBUL.
Istanbul is the only city in the world that spreads across two continents. Its strategic geographical positioning, rich culture, delicious food, sublime architecture, vibrant atmosphere, and hospitable locals create an immeasurable experience that exceeds the expectations of even the most seasoned traveler.
Believe me, 48 hours is hardly enough time to scratch the surface.Read more
EATING OUT IN FLORENCE | BRUNCH AT DITTA ARTIGIANALE.
Ditta Artigianale has two different locations in the heart of Florence. I love swinging by the one on Via Dello Sprone. It is just a short walk away from the Ponte Vecchio. Their airy courtyard is a great place to sit back and enjoy their amazing coffee.
Food is impeccable, reasonably priced, and quite generous in portion. I can’t have enough of their Avocado on whole-grain toast and smoked salmon. It is my go-to brunch treat.
Via Dello Sprone 5R – Firenze, IT +39 0552741541
Lora By Lora.
EATING OUT IN FLORENCE | SCRUMPTIOUS PISTACCHIO AND RICOTTA CANNOLI FROM DON NINO.
Located on the right-hand corner of Via Ricasoli at the Piazza del Duomo Don Nino has become one of my favorite pit stops on cheat days. I can’t get enough of their scrumptious pistachio and ricotta cannoli.
Don Nino – Piazza del Duomo 10, 50122 Firenze