My name is Courtney and I run the show here.  

You can find out more about me and why I started this blog by clicking here


Enlightenment and errors from an American girl travelling the world

Her Grand Tour

Recent Posts

Search Posts

12 Apr 2019

A completely incomplete history of the palace (including swamps, tiny dick syndrome, and gypsy death curses) plus top tips for avoiding the crowds.

29 Apr 2018

The ultimate guide for your first trip to Venice including gondola etiquette, how to get around, and how to not piss off Venetians.

5 Dec 2017

How to get to Catherine Palace from Saint Petersburg, including: navigating the Russian transport system, surprise pastries, and a history lesson.

23 Aug 2017

Wine, sunsets, and David's delicious bottom. Bonus: How to visit the Uffizi without wanting to kill yourself.

11 Aug 2017

Don't feel like following the usual tourist path? If you like amazing food, once in a lifetime cultural experiences, and cats (yep, cats)... I've got your back.

17 Jul 2017

If you happen to find yourself in Genoa for a day, here's my idea of the perfect itinerary. Hint: It involves excessive carb and wine consumption.

Please reload