Tag: Naples

Parking, Central, Hotel, Naples

Shopping and boat rides are available in nearby Tin City, a short walk from the Naples Park Central Hotel. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Where to Stay for the Convenience On a quick trip to the west coast of Florida for a family wedding, the Brawny Sherpa and I need someplace convenient to stay. For us, that means a hotel with parking that is…

Dust, Chariots, Spas, Pompeii

A bath in Pompeii. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

A Visit to the City Buried by a Volcano The first time I go to Pompeii, the journey is work: a missed train from Salerno to Pompei, followed by a train that surely must be the local rather than anything…

An Italian Itinerary

When in Rome, will there be sufficient time in your itinerary for all of your must-sees? Photo credit: Michael Ciavardini

Any vacation in Italy is only hampered by time and by goals: how much and how many you have. Some may prefer to take a religious pilgrimage of sorts, others might prefer learning about ancient life or about art during…

August Anywhere: Beaches

Mid-Mid-August, end-of-summer, work slowdown, mind elsewhere, vacation, a break, who can concentrate? I am here, but my head is at the beach. —Lori Tripoli Planning a beach vacation? Consider these destinations: Gulf Getaway: Oasis in Condo-Land Biscayne, Largo, West My…

Gulf Getaway: Oasis in Condo-Land

Never super-keen on the Gulf coast of Florida for no particularly discernible reasons except Miami, Palm Beach, and Amelia Island, I headed there for a quick stay on Marco Island with the Brawny Sherpa before pointing north to a family…