Think in Italian


  Winter is the finest time to daydream of summer travel, and it’s also the prime time to plan your summer stay. For most, Florida will do, but it’s far more rewarding to think within more enthralling parameters. I traveled to northern Italy a few winters ago, and while my experience was well cultured and […]

Winter Doldrums


The holidays may be over but the winter, especially for life in Chicago, is just beginning. I’ll miss the sun’s soul warming beams as the day in daytime dwindles down to a few insufficient hours, but winter also has a calming effect on me. Every winter, I shut my eyes and imagine somewhere warmer, new […]

The Gift of Travel


Happy Holidays Travelers! It’s that time of the year! Christmas lights, holiday spirit, caroling, and yes, holiday shopping. We’ll sit and rack our minds about what gifts are suitable for our family and friends, and we all end up with socks. But what is the perfect gift? A gift that will show them how much […]

Ready Set Go!


Hi Travelers! The holidays are before us- Thanksgiving is just a week away! Families will soon be reunited, and you better believe airports will be packed! I love me some winter travel, but if you don’t like the airport chaos, alleviate the stress by arriving earlier than usual. They say 2 hours prior to your […]

Vacationing Valentines


Hello travelers, Valentine’s Day may seem like a bit of a ways away, but this is actually the time to start booking trips in order to receive reasonable fares for a nice Valentine’s Day getaway. A good traveler knows being prepared is one of the most important pieces of traveling. So maybe you want to […]



If you haven’t heard, Green Earth Travel is now booking tours for the Vegan Italian Festival for the month of July -2015! The vegan tours will take you to the Amalfi Coast. Each tour stars 1-2  special guests all month long. This Italian tour got me thinking about Italy and the time I traveled from […]

Ebola Outbreak Information


The Ebola outbreak has made international news, and all the information can be a little overwhelming. Thankfully, the CDC’s website is thorough, informative, and a great source for travelers. The CDC is warning travelers to “avoid non essential travel’ to Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone as well as alerting travelers to “practice enhanced precautions in […]

The Ailing Airplane


In recent years, airplanes have been exposed and their filth, revealed. I pride myself on my outstanding immune system; I rarely feel under the weather. To that end, I manage to fly the air without bringing a cold home. After international flights, however, I’m not always so lucky. Let’s face it. With the small enclosed […]

Language Apps


To piggyback off the last post, we thought we’d share some of our favorite free language translation applications we use when we travel to foreign lands. Translator with Speech: With over 54 languages to choose from, this application is very much like iMessage. It also picks up words and phrases very easily in the audio […]

Say what?


If you think you can travel without a basic knowledge of your destinations’ native languages, you should give it another thought. Westernization has definitely made an impact across the world. Travelers are aware that finding a locally-made souvenir is already a challenge. Even major cities have gradually and in some places abruptly adopted the English […]