Traveler vs. Tourist

"a tourist arrives confused and leaves confused" The age of the tourist is over. Anthony Bourdain's now infamous challenge to"be a traveler not a tourist" resonates with a new generation of travelers who want to remove the word "vacant" from vacation. Time and money well spent on a trip requires it to be more than a "show and …

Milan’s Cathedrals of High Fashion

Napoleon who said to his troops "Follow me to Italy where there are opulent towns with clothing stores on every block" and his troops cried out in one voice "Vive l'Empereur". Shopping in Italy is like shopping no where else.  Italian manufacturers and artisans present you with products made by that "fine Italian hand".  One of …

Tourist vs Traveler

The age of the tourist is over. Anthony Bourdain's now infamous challenge to "be a traveler not a tourist" resonates with a new generation of travelers who want to remove the word "vacant" from vacation. Time and money well spent on a trip requires it to be more than a "show and tell" tour. Travelers look for the backstory,walking …