13 Jan, 2018 in Sicily

During our tour of Sicily we did a two nights stop at a lovely homestay Agriturismo Conte Ruggero in what seemed like the middle of nowhere, but a short ride from Mount Etna. We weren’t really expecting much in terms of events that evening, but we ventured into the nearby local town and were surprised […]

30 Dec, 2017 in Sicily, Visions

Earlier this year I had the chance to join my family to a holiday trip around the gorgeous Italian island of Sicily. From Taormina, with the beaches of Cefalu and Mondello, to the gorgeous Etna active volcano mountain. Along the way, we also made several stops in interesting towns, Catania, Enna, and Monreale, with historical […]

21 Sep, 2017 in Sicily

My last day in lovely Sicily included a visit to the gorgeous Mondello, very close to Palermo. Clear waters, fluffy white sand, and mountains rising in the background, as far as crowded Mediterranean sea beaches go, this is one great beach. Was a bit crowded when we were there, but still was pleasant overall, if you […]

22 Aug, 2017 in Sicily

While roaming around Sicily with my family we made a stop to the northern town of Cefalu with a gorgeous beach stretch and a charming old town. It captures the essence of the Sicilian experience, historical forts and cathedrals, old pedestrian area with narrow streets offering a variety of restaurants and shopping options, beach chill-out […]

24 Jul, 2017 in Sicily

Taormina was our first stop in Sicily. A gorgeous little old town overlooking the active volcano Etna mountain from afar, with a great stretch of sea side beaches down below, and mountain top fortresses to take in the view. We came in late evening, to see the old town at night, and then spent the […]

14 Jun, 2017 in Sicily

Visible from almost every corner or Sicily is the impressive active volcano mountain – Etna. Occasionally it erupts and has a devastating impact on the area, but most time it’s on fair low heat and visitors can hike up all the way to the top and get a glimpse of the volcano. We were less […]

30 Apr, 2017 in Sicily, Visions

I don’t get to see my family very often, so the time we do get to spend together is very precious to me. Thing is, I am so used to traveling on my own, that adjusting to travel with others always comes at some cost. As a traveler, I am used to knowing exactly where […]

16 May, 2016 in Amalfi and Capri
Amalfi drive Italy (4)

The Amalfi region in southern Italy is absolutely breath-taking. Mountains overlooking a long coast, clear blue water next to wild green, ancient Italian architecture meets hiking and beaches, crazy long winding roads with insane Italian drivers. It might be a bit over commercialized and touristic, but as far as tourism goes, this is probably as good […]

19 Apr, 2016 in Amalfi and Capri
Villa Rufolo Gardens Ravello Italy (9)

My first glimpse of the gorgeous coastline of the Italian Amalfi region was in Ravello, after having crossed the Parco Regionale dei Monti Lattari by car. There are many different villas worth visiting in Ravello, and we randomly choose the Villa Rufolo Gardens. There are gardens, a fountain, and some buildings, but definitely the main attraction is the […]

6 Mar, 2016 in Southern Italy
Pompeii Italy (12)

I’ve heard so many things of Pompeii and watched so many movies about it that my expectations were set really high. In my mind, the city has just stopped in time, that since it was covered in lava all this years, that ruins are in perfect shape and I would be able to walk through […]

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