Venice must be the world’s most romantic city. It’s the first place that always comes to mind when I’m asked to recommend destinations for couples keen on rekindling a romance or looking for ideas for luxury honeymoon hotels or special anniversary holidays. I was recently asked how I would craft a package of Grantourismo-style holidays focused on … Read more about The Romance of Venice
As you’d know if you follow me on Twitter, Calabrian-based blogger Michelle Fabio over at Bleeding Espresso has been running an interview with me this week about writing our Calabria guidebook, travel writing, travelling, the writing process, and our lives as travel writers. She’s also running a contest to give away 5 copies of our … Read more about Bleeding Espresso giveaways – and it’s not coffee! It’s our Travellers Calabria guide!
I almost forgot to tell you… as my regular Cool Travel Guide readers know, we spent a lot of time in Italy last year researching and photographing first editions of new travel guidebooks, starting with a month in Calabria, then a month in Milan, followed by more than a month in the Italian Lakes region … Read more about Our Italy books hit the shelves!
The first edition of our Calabria guidebook which we wrote for Thomas Cook Publishing is soon to be released. We spent just over a month there last May researching the book and Terence shot the gorgeous images, and we spent another month or so writing it. It wasn’t an easy book to do for a … Read more about Our Calabria book hits the shelves!
We should have known this wasn’t going to be a normal night at the opera when the crowd at the Arena at Verona started doing the Mexican wave. I’d only seen the Mexican wave at the football, so it was quite a shock – at the opera no less, but at Verona’s Arena? But maybe … Read more about A night at the opera in Verona, or, When is opera not opera? When it’s pure spectacle