Puglia Explorations: Bari, Alberobello & Matera

On the last leg of our New Year's Eve road trip around southern Italy, we decided to spend three nights in the beautiful and unusual Puglia region including two nights in Bari and one night in Matera. Starting in the city of Bari, we spent an afternoon and an evening exploring Bari Vecchia ("Old Bari") and…Read more Puglia Explorations: Bari, Alberobello & Matera

Abandoned Beach: Siracusa in November

Despite the still beautiful temperatures here in Sicily, the beaches and beach-side resorts are left completely deserted over the winter months. During the summer season when temperatures rise to over 30'C, Arenella, along la Costa del Sole becomes one of the busiest public beaches in the area. From June to August, tourists and locals alike flock to…Read more Abandoned Beach: Siracusa in November

A Walk through Siracusa

Ciao a tutti 🙂 A friend of mine from home recently asked me to describe what Sicily looked like. I'm embarassed to admit that I couldn't do it. Perhaps it's from constantly having to speak as slowly, simply and as clearly as possible so that the Italians understand me, but I simply could not find the…Read more A Walk through Siracusa

Photography 101: Street

I will be posting a photo every day (or at least I'll try to) for the month of November as part of The Daily Post's Photography 101 online workshop. Each day, we are given a new challenge to interpret through our own photography. This photo is a short panoramic I took on a whim while exploring Siracusa…Read more Photography 101: Street

Siracusa: Old world beauty

Ciao tutti! The past week and a half certainly has been a whirlwind! So far I've been having a blast adjusting to my temporary life in Siracusa, Sicily, and loving all the associated challenges. Italian life has certainly been an adjustment, however I'm relishing every minute of it. Deciding to start a travel blog has…Read more Siracusa: Old world beauty