How to Avoid Jet Lag

How to Avoid Jet Lag

Hey there, Jetlag Junkies!  I live by the mantra that jet lag is totally worth it because of the experiences you get to have when you travel. I mean, hello. I named my business The Jetlag Experience! But my 25 years of international travel have also taught me that crossing time zones doesn't actually mean you have to feel like..........
Best Place to Visit in Italy

Best Place to Visit in Italy

Ciao, Jetlag Junkies!I’m sure it comes as absolutely no surprise to you that I love Italy. But here’s the thing: There’s nothing particularly original about “loving Italy”. It’s sort of like saying, “I love movies,” or “I love puppies”. Italy is easy to fall in love with, and since so many visitors have, its appeal to travelers is magnified. Whether..........
Iconic European Photo Ops

Iconic European Photo Ops

    True story: the first time my daughter saw the Eiffel Tower, she screamed. I don’t mean that metaphorically (“she was so excited she screamed”). I mean she really and truly let out a Level Nine “these aren’t my parents” scream in the middle of Avenue de la Bourdonnais. Had we not been obvious Americans  in full view of..........
10 Musts For Your First Venice Trip

10 Musts For Your First Venice Trip

    Ciao, Jetlag Junkies! A trip to Venice is basically the travel equivalent of Valentine’s Day: it’s cliché, over-commercialized, and prone to spontaneous waterworks. But it’s also heart-warming, romantic, surprising, and likely to lead to some nookie! Venice is precious, and only cynical fuddy-duddies feel the need to bad mouth it. You should go. You should take someone you..........
Where to Eat in Paris: Top Foodie Tips

Where to Eat in Paris: Top Foodie Tips

There is nothing like eating in Paris, and never has there been a better time to indulge. Often remembered as the birthplace of classical cuisine, Paris has also proven itself an unlikely home base for the world’s most innovative chefs. But for a city with more restaurants than New York and Los Angeles combined, Paris presents a unique challenge to..........
Making Good Connections

Making Good Connections

Are you ready for a little peak behind the curtain? People ask me a lot how I’ve been able to become so successful, so quickly, building a travel business from scratch. My answer may sound simple, but it’s the most complicated part of my job: I have good connections. “Connections, Connections, Connections!” You’ve heard it said of real estate that..........
Little Things That Make a Big Difference

Little Things That Make a Big Difference

A Big Change I’ve spent these last couple of months slowly transitioning my home office into our old guest room. Nothing tells you what you can (and can’t) live without like moving, right? In this case, I really need to bite the bullet and get rid of a few things. This business is kind of like my child, though, and..........
10 Commandments of European Travel

10 Commandments of European Travel

Why we need rules for European Travel Quite simply, we need rules for European travel because we have a bad habit of getting in our own way (on top of everyone else's). As an avid traveler myself, I've seen first hand how not following some simple principles can wreck a trip you've dreamed of and saved up for. I always..........
6 Reasons Why Tuscany Has My Heart

6 Reasons Why Tuscany Has My Heart

The allure of Tuscany. You may have heard me say that it was not love at first sight between Italy and me. Perhaps this was because I so expected to love all of Italy—and I didn’t. Italy is an extremely diverse country made up of differing attitudes, dialects, political views, culinary traditions, and—frankly—opinions on cleanliness. Even today, having re-visited Italy..........
Last-Minute Travel Inspiration for 2017

Last-Minute Travel Inspiration for 2017

Good news! I’ve got my summer beach trip booked!!! After Paris, I found myself in need of some travel inspiration, but it turned out that the answer was right under my nose. I know, I know…you were waiting with bated breath to see where I would travel next, right? Well the verdict is in, and we have decided to return..........