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Welcome to my blog! This is where I will be sharing all my travel adventures, helpful tips, and hopefully inspiring experiences for you to enjoy and use to plan your own adventures. Whether you're happiest exploring your own backyard or across the globe, I hope you can use what you find here to help you plan and navigate your journey! And always remember that it's never too late to learn, to grow, to evolve, and to follow your passion!

Hello friends! It’s been brought to my attention that many of you may not “ know” me personally, so I figured that I should remedy that First, the basics … my name is Ann Fantini. I’m an extremely proud Mom to three amazing adult children and one pretty awesome daughter in law. I’ve been married […]

Just Me

Are you ready to travel? Do you need a vacation? Aruba may just be the answer ! This Dutch Caribbean Island lies just 14 miles off the coast of Venezuela, putting it south of the hurricane belt. Aruba and it’s sister islands of Bonaire and Curaçao ( the ABC islands) are known for their year […]

Aruba Escape

Are you ready for my long overdue Sedona installment? If you follow me on Instagram ( which I hope you will!) , @tinitravelsblog, you’ll have gotten a taste of our trip already. In this post I will break it all down for you, so you can have a great 4 day itinerary to make the […]

The Perfect Sedona Escape!

After 7 long years…I mean MONTHS of staying home, we decided we felt safe and secure enough to venture someplace new. Travel during a Global Pandemic is certainly not to be taken lightly. I made sure to do my research using government sites such as The CDC and local state sites such as Coronavirus.health.ny.gov. I […]

COVID-19 Get away to the Finger Lakes

Hello friends, it’s been a hot minute since I’ve written! Thank you Global Pandemic..not . So what’s a travel blogger to do when one can’t travel? Why, revisit past trips of course! Honestly, I’m so thankful for this age of technology that not only brings the world to our fingertips but makes it so much […]

Iconic Greek Blue and White of Santorini

Planning our Greek Escape

Have y’all visited Austin, TX? Well you should! This was a long weekend get away with friends. Our criteria was, easy to get to, warmer temps than New England, good food and nightlife. Austin ticked all the boxes, so off we went! JetBlue offered direct flights from Boston at very reasonable prices making the trip […]

Austin, Texas: Music, Food and more!

“ You have a lot wrong with your back “ , not the words one wants to hear from an orthopedic surgeon. Yet satisfyingly validating after suffering for years and basically being told to suck it up, or keep using bandaid treatments rather than fixing the real issues. My diagnoses included 3 levels of unstable […]

Exploring Iceland after Spinal Fusion

Life after Spinal Fusion

So I’m starting this chapter with an oops and an apology! As most of you know, I’m quite new to this whole Blog, Gram thing … as well as being technologically challenged. So I had about half of this post written, photos added etc… and totally forgot to save it as a draft . I […]

Adventures in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

#1 The obvious gift choice is luggage right? I recently purchased this Amazon Basics underseat carry on bag and absolutely love it! It’s lightweight, holds a lot, easy to maneuver and it fits under an airplane seat…so for me it doubles as a foot rest…win/win! Available on Amazon Prime for under $60 with free shipping […]

10 Gifts for the Traveler on your List

Cinque Terre, that magical place on the Italian Riviera, translates to Five Lands and is comprised of just that. Five distinct villages make up the region of Cinque Terre. These tiny villages are both quaint and distinctive. In recent years the area has gained popularity with day trippers and cruise ship passengers, causing the tourist […]

Pastel colors of Vernazza Cinque Terre

Exploring Cinque Terre

Where to stay? The first step in planning a visit to Lake Como is deciding which of the charming towns you’d like to use as your base. The mid Lake area is arguably the most desirable location. It is easily accessible by car, train and ferry. It is also home to the most well known […]

3 Days on Lake Como

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