To Do

585. Tour the Prado, the Louvre, the Hermitage, the Metropolitan and the Uffizi

Updated July 18, 2010 I think these are the most celebrated and famous museums in the world. But visiting them all will require quite a lot of globe trotting. The Museo de Prado is in Madrid, Spain. The MusĂ©e du Louvre is in Paris, France. The State Hermitage is in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Metropolitan […]

553. See Michelangelo’s David

I’d like to ponder one of the most famous works of art of all time.

146. Go to an Italian opera

Updated January 10, 2010 I’ve never been to the opera, but I imagine it would be lovely. Of course, I can’t help but think of Julia Roberts in that gorgeous red gown weeping at the beauty of the music. I think it would just be a fun and out-of-the-ordinary thing to do to get all […]

142. Ride a gondola in Venice

Updated May 31, 2010 I know it’s all cliched and touristy, but how can you even think about visiting Venice without riding in a gondola? I’m hoping to plan a trip to Italy within the next year or two, and Venice will definitely be on my list. And I’ll surely ride in a gondola while […]

140. Throw a coin in the Fontana de Trevi in Rome

Updated March 21, 2010 At the end of my visit to Rome, I’ll visit the Trevi Fountain and throw a coin into the fountain to ensure that I’ll return to Rome again one day. I’m so looking forward to it – I feel so attracted to and excited by Italy – the food, the people, […]

117. Stomp grapes in Tuscany

May 11, 2009 Yes, I am a fan of ‘I Love Lucy’. Why do you ask? Once upon a time, wanting to learn more about wine, I rented a wine course from Netflix. It had many DVDs each covering a specific varietal of wine, explaining where it came from, what its characteristics were, and what […]