How the Camino de Santiago Broke My Heart

  There are all kinds of reasons people decide to undertake the 800 kilometre pilgrimage that is the Camino de Santiago.  Some people walk, or cycle, their way across Spain to grieve the loss of a loved one.  Friends and family take the journey together to strengthen the bonds of their relationships.  Others do it […]

Eating Gluten-Free in Paris: Restaurants, Bakeries & More

Gluten-free, Paris, France, Eiffel Tower, Europe

There was a part of me that didn’t even want to go to Paris.  To be surrounded by all that delicious looking pastry and not be able to eat it because I have Celiac disease (I can’t eat gluten if you haven’t heard of it yet) sounded like torture.  Of course, one must go to […]

Accommodation Highlight:  Airbnb in Venice, Italy

Front view of AirBnb
Front view of the apartment.

There is a lot of controversy right now in the tourism industry regarding Airbnb.  In Venice, Italy particularly, residents have been vocal about their objections to this service operating on the island.  Locals are concerned about being forced to move due to the rising cost of living and the loss of local culture and history […]