June 25, 2020
The capital of Italy’s beautiful Tuscany region, Florence welcomes lovers of food, art, architecture and culture throughout the year -- tourists well beyond its 1.5 million residents in the metropolitan area. Travel writer Kathy Petrino knows that the history of Florence, with roots dating as far back as 59 B.C., attract individuals from around the world, including her. Kathy Petrino and others seek relics such as the Battistero, the oldest building in the historic city from the 11th century. Many also visit Florence for the Duomo, a beautiful cathedral highlighting the city’s skyline since the 14th century. Others seek the Italian location for arts culture, including displays of Michelangelo’s “David” and Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” at respective galleries, as well as shopping among plazas on historic streets.
March 23, 2020
Traveler and writer Kathy Petrino visits many locations across the U.S., sharing her adventures with others who follow similar footsteps. The wandering soul of Petrino discovered both history and charm within one of America’s top destinations: Charleston, S.C. Known as the Holy City, the city is beautifully draped in Spanish moss with nearby beaches for a full trip. Among the best things to do in Charleston, Petrino suggests walking, carriage or boat tours to learn the history and see a variety of sights. The Battery is among can’t-miss locations, stretched along Charleston’s southern edge with water views and historic homes. Nearby Fort Sumter offers a true view of the nation’s history as the spot where the first shot of the Civil War was fired in 1861. And for a real southern shopping excursion in the Holy City, Kathy Petrino says Charleston City Market must be visited with its unique treasures and a glimpse of the old south.
December 22, 2019
Not only is Kathy Petrino a very big world traveler, she would like to see everything she possibly can during her life. Happily Kathy also is ver prolific when it comes to writing about her travels. This comes from her desire to share everything she knows with as many people as possible. This is helpful to travelers because it allows other to have the same types of experiences and also avoid many of the pitfalls that come with world travel. Kathy Petrino is an explorer, and every new destination is a new discovery. That includes places like Hawaii, which is one of the greatest tourist destinations in the world.

The tropical paradise of Hawaii is the 50th state in the union, which means it is less exotic and takes a lot less trouble to visit than many other such groups of islands that are not a part of the United States. Kathy Petrino points to the fantastic surfing on Oahu and the cosmopolitan flair of Honolulu as mainstays for travelers, but she doesn’t want anyone to miss the natural beauty of Maui to the hidden natural treasures on Lanai, either. The fact is, Hawaii has something for every world traveler. In addition to gorgeous beaches with soft sand and warm ocean waters, to jungles thick with possibilities, to excellent swimming and diving, and world-class waves that make surfers swoon. At the end of the day, it’s possible to take in a few of the breathtaking waterfalls, as well.
September 19, 2019
It is crystal clear that Kathy Petrino is an enthusiastic traveler, but there is more to her than simply traveling everywhere. Besides her strong desire to see as much of the world as possible before she is finished, Kathy thankfully loves to write about everything she sees and she also loves to post it all on her travel blog for everyone to see. Kathy loves to share everything and her fondest desire is to make it possible for everyone to have the same great experiences she has had. Just as importantly, she wants others who travel to the same places she has to miss as many of the pitfalls as possible. That includes one of her favorite trips, to Texas Wine Country.

Kathy Petrino is well aware that, when people think of wine, they don’t usually consider Texas to be at the top of their list of wine destinations in the United States and the world, but the Lone Star State has been doing quite a bit to improve its reputation. The Hill Country of the state is suddenly growing some of the best grapes in the country and dozens of wineries are producing some of the best varietals outside of the West Coast in the United States.

Kathy Petrino wants you to travel along the Wine Road 290, where you will find a wide range of wines available, including many Malbecs, Cabernets and Tempranillos. Best of all, there are hundreds of state-of-the-art tasting rooms in which to enjoy them. As is usually the case in Texas, where are also a great many big music and wine events all over Hill Country. Some of them combine great Texas barbecue brisket with country and rockabilly music to lift your spirits. Two of the best events are the Dripping Springs Wine and Food Festival and the Kerrville Folk Festival.