Where to go Wine Tasting in Italy: Umbria

Where to go Wine Tasting in Italy: Umbria

Last fall, I convinced my husband that he really needed to experience Umbria and more wine tasting in Italy. I had traveled throughout the region when we lived in Italy, but he had never seen the true Italian countryside. So we set off to tour 

Tuscany or Umbria: Which is best for wine tastings in Italy?

Tuscany or Umbria: Which is best for wine tastings in Italy?

I love wine and I love to travel. So what could be better than combining the two with wine tastings in Italy? Just like culinary travel and adventure travel, wine travel is gaining popularity. Wine travel offers enthusiasts the opportunity to truly experience the wine 

The alpine lodge you must see in Courmayeur Italy

The alpine lodge you must see in Courmayeur Italy

Right along the Italy-France border in the Val d’Aosta region in Courmayeur, a destination popular with celebrities, sits the tiny little town of Entrèves. And in this tiny hamlet, is one of my favorite European hotels. Auberge de le Maison, a cozy little alpine chalet 

Expat Life: What's it really like to live abroad as a Diplomat

Expat Life: What's it really like to live abroad as a Diplomat

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to live abroad as an expat, a Diplomat, I’m about to spill my secrets. Aside from the Diplomatic passport (best souvenir ever!), there were many perks to being an expat. I’m the adventurous one, so when my husband 

The best wine tastings in Tuscany: A visit Under the Tuscan Sun

The best wine tastings in Tuscany: A visit Under the Tuscan Sun

While living in Milan, I spent many weekends exploring the small enotecas and private vineyards throughout Tuscany. On this visit back, I was interested in seeing a boutique winery, enjoying a few wine tastings in Tuscany and learning more about how Tuscany is embracing luxury wine 

Milan: The Perfect Day

Milan: The Perfect Day

I lived in Milan for more than two years and despite its reputation as a high powered business destination, there really are a few great sites to see. For most, it’s just a layover destination as they connect to Venice or Florence. But here are