Travel Tip Tuesday: How to Dress for Summer in Southern Italy

Many people want to know how they should dress when they are visiting a new country and yes, the answer depends on where they are going and more importantly … when. I’ve written tips for what to wear in Italy in the winter and the spring and today, I’m helping you prepare for the summer.

Reader Questions: Rental Car vs. Car Service

If you have spent much time around My Bella Vita, you know how I feel about renting a car in Calabria. You should also know that I sympathize with those of you who don’t want to drive and I realize that renting a car isn’t ideal for every traveler.

Reader Questions: Calabrian Genealogy / Trip Planning

I started this Reader Question series last month and so far have discussed some of my favorite “stopping points” for travelers passing through Calabria from Campania and given some ideas on things to do in Palermo.

Travel Tip Tuesday: How to Dress for Spring in Southern Italy

Some of the most common questions I get-and the most-searched terms I see through Google Analytics-deal with what travelers should wear when visiting southern Italy. In January I wrote a post featuring five tips on what to wear in Italy during the winter, but if you plan to blow into the bel paese with those warmer winds, then this post…

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Reader Questions: Ideal Stopping Point on Calabria’s West Coast

I announced on my Calabria Travel Facebook page last week that I’d begin answering Reader Questions as part of an on-going series here on My Bella Vita … and whaddyaknow, people have questions.

Travel Tip Tuesday: Five Mistakes Travelers Make in the Mezzogiorno

My husband and I have spent the last four years in the Southern Italy tourism industry and we’ve learned a lot in that time. Between the guests we host at our Calabrian bed and breakfast and the clients we help through our travel consulting business, we’ve seen travelers on every end of the spectrum … from open, generous and kind…

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Lulu Photo Book Review and Giveaway *This Week Only*

About a month ago I was contacted by an intern from Lulu who asked if I was interested in creating and reviewing one of their new photo books. And what timing … .You see, as luck would have it, I’d already started brainstorming Christmas gift ideas and creating a souvenir photo book of my nephew’s summer vacation in Calabria topped…

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Travel Tip Tuesday: Five Tips for Prepping for an Italian Vacation

This website is filled with tips directed at people traveling to Italy. However, most of them are from my perspective … it is my blog, after all, and I realize that after living here four years you can forget some of those early Italy-travel experiences. I think it is a good idea to step back every now and then and…

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Travel Tip Tuesday: Three Tips for Traveling with Your Sweetie

It is hard to believe three years have passed-to the day … Happy Anniversary, Sweetie!-since my husband and I tied the proverbial knot in southeast Texas. In that time we’ve taken more than a few international trips together and picked up some tips for traveling as a couple.

Five Words That’ll Keep You Warm in Winter

Over the years I’ve written about how to dress when you are visiting southern Italy and I’ve shared-many times over-some of my favorite Italian words. Today’s post combines those topics and fellow expat in southern Italy blogger, Laura of Ciao Amalfi! offers Italy-bound travelers the 411 on staying warm in winter.

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