Rome

Every Day in Tuscany cover

A return to Tuscany with Frances Mayes

I've been meaning for some time to start regularly writing about travel books at The Mother of All Trips. I've got a stack of them in my office, some sent to me, some that I've picked up myself. No matter where I'm going, reading is always an …

Interior of Santa Maria Trastavere

Mondays are for dreaming: Romance in Rome

The cobblestones, wet from an earlier rain, shone under the light from the cafés surrounding the Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere. It was evening in early November, but the air was warm enough to sit outside, as Matt and I were doing, each of us …

Tommy throwing a coin in the Trevi Fountain

A coin in the Trevi Fountain

I don't know if it's because of my recently-published essay about Florence or the fact that I've been sent a few books about Tuscany to review, but I've had Italy on the brain lately. This photo offers evidence that Tommy will be returning to Rome, …

Mondays are for dreaming: Hotel Lancelot

As any of you who have traveled with your children know, staying in hotels can be fraught with peril. Rooms that seemed large online can turn out to be mere closets. You might end up staying next to a college rugby team on spring break. You never …