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Venice: Leave Your Rolling Luggage at Home

Venice: Leave Your Rolling Luggage at Home

If you’re planning a visit to Venice, choose your luggage carefully. The city council is said to be considering a ban on rolling luggage, at least for tourists. While residents would still be allowed to use bags with wheels, tourists could be fined $620. The rationale? Rolling luggage is noisy on the city’s labyrinth of […]

A Visit to Venice

It was mentioned to me in passing recently that my post were a little heavy on the Hellanism (Greece).  So in this post we’ll take a look at Venice, Italy and best bets when visiting the city. I would first like to explain if you are just visiting Earth from a far-off planet (welcome!), the […]

To Gondola or Not to Gondola, That is the Question

A gondola ride in Venice is one of those things that boarder on cliché, like losing one’s virginity on prom night.  You promise yourself you’re not going to do it and yet you wake up the next morning in the back of an El Camino looking for your knickers. The gondola ride has another thing […]

Venice – A once-in-a-lifetime must

When you hear someone mention Venice there are a few things that come to mind, “Wow, that’s beautiful.”  Or “Venice really? Isn’t that just filled with tourists?” or “The canals, they’re beautiful” or “I heard the canals smell” … all these things are (kind of) true. Venice is a city built on hundreds of sandbars […]

Cars, Planes, Trains – You Name It

I remember setting my alarm for some ungodly hour – I think it was something like 2:00 a.m. – so I could meet Zeke at his parents’ house for our ride to the airport. That’s how it all started, our first trip to Italy that would kick off a lifetime of seeing the world (here […]