Not Your Grandma’s Bus Tour of Italy, Day I

View from hotel in Venice

This is the first installment in a seven-part series following JohnnyJet.com writer Cynthia Cunniff through her experience of touring Italy with Insight Vacations. Head back to the series home page for the full Italy experience—or jump straight over to Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6 or Day 7 of the tour.   DAY 1 Rome My Insight Vacations travel rep was waiting […]

Travel Style: Roberta Isceri

Roberta Isceri

Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly, their favorite destinations and what they never leave home without. Name:Roberta Isceri Occupation: Journalist/Blogger Hometown: Campi Salentina, a very small town near Lecce, Italy Residence: Rome College major: Film Studies […]

Travel Contests: Week of December 18, 2013

Beverly Wilshire facade

This week’s travel contests include: Win a two-night escape at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Resort)! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a $10,500 trip to Italy from Sierra Trading Post Win a $17,000 trip for four to the North Pole from Hallmark Win a 4-night Bahamian Disney Cruise vacation for four from Coca-Cola […]

Travel Contests of the Week: November 20, 2013

Santa Fe entrance

This week’s travel contests include: Win a three-night “Spirit of Sante Fe” escape to the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a trip for two to Nicaragua for a Cigar Safari Win a culinary trip to Italy Win a romantic getaway in Coronado, California Win a trip for two to Australia to […]

Travel Contests: Week of November 6, 2013

The "Other Keys"

This week’s travel contests include: Win a Trip to Longboat and Lido—Florida’s “Other Keys” Win two First Class tickets on Delta to anywhere in the continental U.S. (on Facebook) Win a trip to participate in Axe’s Black Chill Sweepstakes in Sweden Win a 4-night trip for two to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands Win […]

Travel Contests: Week of October 30, 2013

Scottsdale pool

This week’s travel contests include: Win a two-night escape to the Four Seasons Scottsdale! Win a European Scenic Cruise for two in our JohnnyJet.com blogger contest! Win a dream trip to Dubai with Emirates (on Facebook) Win a trip to the original Cosi restaurant in Paris Win a wine-themed trip for two to Italy Win […]

Travel Contests: Week of October 16, 2013

Blogger Contest: Win a Scenic Cruise

This week’s travel contests include: Win a European Scenic Cruise for two in our JohnnyJet.com blogger contest! Win a trip for two to Florence worth nearly $10,000 (on Facebook) Win a trip to Australia to compete in a Tough Mudder event or win registration to U.S. events from Dos Equis Win a 4-night trip for four […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Choosing the Right Gelato

Gelato

Choosing the Right Gelato When in Italy, stay away from the gelato shops with beautiful, colorful gelato piled high topped with fresh fruit in the case—this means it’s whipped and not the good, hand-made stuff. One way to spot the real thing is by looking at the color. Banana (banane) should be grayish, not bright […]