Travel Matters: TBEX Survivors Podcast Episode

Last updated on January 2nd, 2023 at 09:42 pmOur world changed dramatically last month. At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in Europe, I was traveling around the continent and witnessed lockdowns in three countries: Italy, France and the Netherlands. Prior to walking out the door Bell, who works in medical research, said “I’m worried…

Square with cafe setting and blue skies

Venice, Italy: Tips to Have a Great Experience

Last updated on July 7th, 2021 at 04:30 amBy Alex Kallimanis: Venice is one of the world’s most romantic destinations. Centuries of allure have drawn many world class comparisons. Amsterdam is often called “the Venice of the North,” and Mykonos has “Little Venice.” Venice has influenced other destinations with its beauty and through conquest during…

Italian man enjoying a spritz on the cana

Modena Food Tour: An Italian Culinary Mecca

Last updated on December 16th, 2022 at 06:42 pmBy Alex Kallimanis: The Emilia-Romagna region is often considered the foodie capital of Italy. It’s home to authentic Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, balsamic vinegar, excellent charcuterie and truffles. It’s also the birthplace of bolognese sauce and mortadella (bologna in the United States). On my recent trip to Italy, I…

Alex with wall to wall parmesan cheese wheels

Great Things to do in Florence, Italy

Last updated on December 15th, 2022 at 07:32 pm By Alex Kallimanis: Florence was the birthplace of the Renaissance. Magnificent examples of Italian Gothic architecture were erected with the financial assistance of powerful Florentine families like the Medici’s. When you visit Florence today you can see why artists like Michelangelo were inspired by the city….

Close up of Michelangelo's David