Venice, Italy is as magical and beautiful as I ever hoped it would be. Walking along the cobblestone streets brings with it surprises around every corner. One day on my exploration of this amazing city in 2008, I crossed over a bridge, and there it was – the iconic Venice postcard I’ve seen so many times before – a gondolier (in black/white striped gondolier attire) navigating his sleek, black
boat stallion along a quiet, romantic canal. It was truly one of those moments where I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn’t dreaming. Until we meet again Venice.