Looking for more options of where to stay in Cinque Terre, Italy? Here are 11

If you’ve had a hard time finding a place to stay in Cinque Terre using many of the common methods (Booking.com, Expedia, Airbnb, etc.) and haven’t found anything, here are a few additional options: www.hotelclelia.com – info@hotelclelia.com www.cinqueterreriomaggiore.com – info@cinqueterreriomaggiore.co www.cinqueterre-camere.com – info@cinqueterre-camere.com www.5terre-marmar.com – marmar.riomaggiore@gmail.com www.riomaggiorereservations.com – info@riomaggiorereservations.com Il Boma B&B – info@ilboma.it www.the5terre.it – […]

Green England

England is green! No, not the recycling, environmentally-friendly kind of green (I don’t know the country’s stance there). I’m talking about the beautiful, luscious, vegetation kind of green. Its more beautiful than I expected! As we drove from London to the Forest of Dean (near the southern part of the English-Wales border), we were amazed at […]

I’m beginning one of the most epic trips of my life, and it may be ruined by a pain in my foot.

I should have seen it coming. For months now, I’ve experienced a pain in the bottom of my left foot in some of the most epic cities in the world. Prague, Budapest, Paris, Rome…was it “epic city syndrome”? No, its something called plantar fasciitis – basically tiny tears in the fascia (connective tissue) on the bottom […]

Learning a Language Using the 80/20 Rule

In a book called The 4-Hour Body by Tim Ferris, Tim applies Pareto Principle (also known as the “80/20 rule”) to gaining conversational proficiency in speaking and understanding a language. He states the following: 95% proficiency with conversational Spanish = 2,500 words = 5 months 98% proficiency with conversational Spanish = 100,000 words = 5 years Thus, learning 2.5% […]