Day 1: Nanaimo to Venice

Nanaimo airport

It’s a long way from Nanaimo to Venice, and I wanted to make the journey as fast as possible.  Alas, my chauffeurs had a different idea.

I really should be grateful to them for hauling me out of bed at …

Buy Multiday Pass for Water Bus in Venice

waterbus in venice

Another Italy travel tip is to purchase a multiday pass for the vaporetto  (water bus) in Venice. It’s a great deal that many tourists aren’t aware of or aren’t confident enough to use. Buying a pass allows you to get …

Venice: Vaporetto Tour on Grand Canal

Vaporetto ride at night

One of my favorite Venice things to do is a vaporetto (water bus) tour on the Grand Canal.
On Day 2, before we went out to dinner, we spent a couple of hours doing just that. A Grand Canal vaporetto …

The Kindness of Strangers in Venice

We’d just arrived in Venice after a 20 hour flight. Somehow I had mislaid the map with directions to our guest house. Tired and confused, I went into a tiny little snack bar. I figured since this was a tourist …

Finding our Guest House In Venice

Ponte Chiodo bridge

Even though I thought I was  organized, somehow I had forgotten to bring the piece of paper that had the directions to our guest house in Venice. At this point we’re 23 hours without sleep and trudging down a main …

What to Wear in Venice In September?

Question: What to wear in Venice in September? Read on to find out the answer.

Are you packing for Venice? I have an inside scoop on what you can comfortably wear all year round. I did prepare myself for some …