Venice: The All-Important Murano Vase Mission

I had a mission in Murano, and it was simple: acquire the perfect vase. This might not sound surprising – Murano is, after all, known for its glass – but I’m not much for shopping during my travels. And though I would typically reserve my money for food, adventures, and accommodations, this was a special case. Years ago, I … More Venice: The All-Important Murano Vase Mission

Culinary Discoveries of a Venetian Cicchetti Crawl

Eating in Italy is, on the whole, easy – in my experience, at least, I haven’t exactly struggled to find good, solid food all over the country. Except, that is, in Venice. Yes, the food scene in Venice is a bit trickier than other parts of Italy. While I ultimately discovered a few restaurants that I quite enjoyed … More Culinary Discoveries of a Venetian Cicchetti Crawl

On Coming to Terms with the Contradictions of Venice

Venice, perhaps more so than any other place I have visited, is the spot where, as a traveller, utter despair and unbelievable thrills most coalesce. It’s a city with one huge contradiction: it’s both the easiest place in the world to love, AND the most impossible. It’s easy to love because, obviously, it is gorgeous, … More On Coming to Terms with the Contradictions of Venice