Travel Matters: TBEX Survivors Podcast Episode

Our 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 I won’t see you for months.” My response,…

Square with cafe setting and blue skies

Coronavirus Pandemic Travel: Escaping Lockdowns in Europe

By Alex Kallimanis: The world just changed dramatically for all of us. A few weeks ago I was excited to leave for Paris and Italy, despite ominous warnings of the coronavirus. The TBEX blogger conference in Catania, Sicily was on the agenda for me. Bell had a flight to join me post-conference to spend our…

Temperature screening for COVID-19 at the airport in Italy

San Marino: Tips for Visiting the Tiny Country Within Italy

By Alex Kallimanis: San Marino is one of the world’s oldest and smallest republics. Three towers, perched atop Monte Titano, date back to the 11th century and offer stunning views far across the horizon, all the way to the Adriatic Sea. The tiny enclave is surrounded by the picturesque Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, a culinary…

San Marino fort and mountains with a glider in the sky

Romantic Lakeside Hotels Around the World

By Alex Kallimanis: Lakeside holidays are both relaxing and romantic. A beautiful and peaceful view offers the opportunity to calm our bodies and reset our minds. As we currently reside in the busy Washington, DC area, we love the opportunity to escape the busy beltway when we can. Here are a couple of our favorite lakeside…