Here I go!

I've been told many times over the years that I should write travel guide books, but this is as close as I plan to come to that!

Since getting my first passport at age 43, I have gotten to go places in this world that I never dreamed of seeing, and I'm an inveterate note taker. My travels since 1986 have been as a professional travel agent...which only increased that note taking. I hope to share some of the things I've found interesting for one reason or another -- maybe for cultural or historic reasons, maybe just beautiful, maybe ultra good, maybe just hilarious. And sometimes just because I liked it, related to travel or not.

My speciality in the travel business is Italy, though I handle travel pretty much worldwide..and if I don't keep up with a particular area, one of the great agents in my office does. See for more about the professional side of my life.

Your comments and shared tips are very welcome! I truly believe "we get by with a little help from our friends."

Monday, December 8, 2008

Cozy 'bar' in Florence

In Florence, head your tired feet to the lovely small bar at Hotel Helvetia & Bristol, which is right in the heart of everything. Quiet, serene, friendly service, good snacks, good bar menu for light meals. In the home page photo at, the room in the background is the bar. Via dei Pescioni 2, 50123 Florence, ItalyTel: +39 055 26651


Megan in Liguria said...

Welcome aboard Sally! Look forward to reading further blogs from you. M:)

Dana Kaplan said...

Hi Sally,
I came to your blog from Diana's Creative Structures blog. Your writing is lovely and I look forward to following you. I hope you don't mind if I add a link to your blog on mine...


Sally said...

Dana -- I would be honored! Many thanks.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hi Sally I also came to your blog from Diana's Creative Structures blog.

I love Italy and have just returned from a 10 day trip to Colletta Di Castelbianco, Liguria, we had a fantastic time, just got to think where to go next. Last year (2007) we had a 10 day trip to Lake Como and the year before that Sicily...both also amazing trips.

Welcome to blogging...I look forward to reading more from you:-)