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  • The Best Way to See the Colosseum in Rome

    One of the most famous landmarks in Rome (if not in all of Italy) has to be the Colosseum- originally called the Flavian Amphitheater.  The Colosseum completed construction in 80 AD and held enough…

  • Rainbow Burano

    Our first stop in Italy was to the floating island of Venice. We made sure that one full day was spent exploring the nearby islands of Murano and Burano. Burano, the colorful fishermen’s island…

  • Vignamaggio is over 600 years old and a must see while in the Chianti Classico Region of Tuscany

    Tuscany’s Vignamaggio Estate

    A little less than an hour south of Florence you will find one of the oldest vino estates in Tuscany- Vignamaggio! Vignamaggio is over 600 years old and a must see while in the…

  • Italian Roasted Potatoes

    I know dinners around the holidays are focused on one thing- the meat!- but you can’t forget about the side dishes! For a starch- I usually do some form of potatoes. My favorite way…

  • Visiting the Vatican with Walks of Italy

                      I am hopping around a bit on telling the story of our Italy adventure by starting with our amazing tour with Walks of Italy  to Vatican City during the Rome leg of our trip.  Visiting…

  • One Day in Istanbul

                  Introduction We are finally back home after a trip of a lifetime. We visited Venice, Florence, the Tuscan Countryside, Rome and Amalfi Coast while in Italy and I…

  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins

    It’s that time of year when I cannot get enough of pumpkin spice everything and these pumpkin cheesecake muffins hit the nail on the head for fall.  They are super easy, delicious and perfect…

  • Great seafood and chill atmosphere at Shuckin Shack Oyster Bar

    Shuckin’ Oyster Shack

    Great seafood and chill atmosphere at Shuckin Shack Oyster Bar I am a huge fan of 41 S Market Street.  The location housed Frederick’s beloved Griff’s Landing known for its seafood and vibrant night scene. After closing its…

  • Smokey Bonfire Cocktail

    Who loves the smell of bonfires? Everyone has their favorite scent… the kind of smell that can stop you in your tracks and trigger amazing memories from years’ past? For me that smell has…