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A Self-Guided Walking Tour of Sorrento, Italy

Published by eHow. Written By Alisa Marie Coccari Homer, in his epic poem “The Odyssey,” wrote of Sorrento’s mystical sirens, mermaids and idyllic landscapes. Luring travelers for centuries, this region on Italy’s Amalfi Coast has been influenced through the ages by the Etruscans, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, French and Spanish. Nestled on the Bay of Naples … Continue reading

Oceanfront Cottages of Key Largo

Published by USA Today Travel. Written by Alisa Marie Coccari. At the beach, time is marked by the ebb and flow of the tides onto the sandy dunes. It is no wonder travelers seeking respite are drawn to stay as close to the water as possible in oceanfront settings while on vacation — to let … Continue reading

The Gasparilla Inn & Club, Boca Grande

Published by Forbes Travel Guide. Written by Alisa Marie Coccari. Rewind back to a graceful and oh-so-relaxed Old Florida era simply by crossing over the three causeway bridges from the mainland to The Gasparilla Inn & Club on Gasparilla Island. As charming as sweet tea, the stately property sits in the historic and quaint barrier … Continue reading

St. Augustine, Florida | Pet-Friendly B&B’s

Published by the Arizona Republic News. Written by Alisa Marie Coccari. Some will do almost anything for their pets — including traveling with them on vacation. For pet lovers, finding pet-friendly accommodations can be a challenge especially in resort locations. However, in St. Augustine, Florida, the oldest city in America, there is a surprising amount … Continue reading

The Most Beautiful Islands of Italy

Published in the Arizona Republic News. Written by Alisa Marie Coccari. If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, than pinpointing Italy’s “most beautiful” islands is a near impossible feat — as they are all postcard-gorgeous visions. However, here are a few of Italy’s most beautiful islands to pin onto your carefully crafted travel … Continue reading

South Florida’s Dog Beaches

Published by USA Today Travel. Written by Alisa Marie Coccari. Between the year-round sunshine, surf and sand, South Florida is a haven for dogs and their owners. Many designated “doggy beaches” offer fun in the sun where Fido can run, swim and unleash a playful side. Because saltwater can make your dog ill if ingested, … Continue reading

Jogging in Paris — Oh, la la c’est bon!

Published by USA Today Travel. Written by Alisa Marie Coccari. Whether you are traveling to Paris or are a permanent resident, jogging through the City of Light provides both excellent exercise and resplendent views. Whichever path you take in the city center will undoubtedly bring you into contact with vibrant scenes of urban life lived … Continue reading


By Alisa Marie Coccari, published by LIVESTRONG June 27, 2013. The grand dame of Paris, the Eiffel Tower, remains the iconic symbol of France. Towering over the City of Light at over 1,000 feet, the structure draws millions of tourists from all corners of the globe to visit and climb this glorious iron landmark and … Continue reading


Published in Your Home Magazine By Alisa Marie Coccari Jacques Cousteau aptly mused, “The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” The colors, the sounds, and the smells of the coast are just breathtaking—there is nothing quite like it. On the clearest of days, turquoise blues and aqua … Continue reading

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