Italy Essentials: Amalfi Coast

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you know that travel is a passion of mine.  I took an incredible trip to Italy this year, and since I know it’s a dream destination for many, I thought I’d share with you my experience, tips, and other essential notes to make your visit a dream come true!


The Amalfi Coast was the perfect destination for me.  I love the water and the beach (no wonder I’ve lived in Charleston, Savannah, and now moving to Rhode Island!) so it was a dream.



  • Positano.  Positano was absolutely my favorite place.  It’s where the book and movie Under the Tuscan Sun are based, and you immediately know why!  It’s like a fairy tale city, with traditional walls and colorful houses built into a mountain, with flowers and beaches at the bottom.




  • Beachside lounging.  You absolutely have to spend time at the beach!  It’s like what I imagine beaches were like on the Old Hollywood days, with colorful umbrellas.   There’s bar service on the beach; tip your server right away (we gave ours a $20) and you can get food from multiple restaurants, champagne on ice, and more… we felt like celebrities!  Chairs and lounging are available too.
  • Linen shopping.  
  • Friendly people.  




  • Beach gear!  Swimsuits, sunscreen, sunglasses, and flip-flops.

sorrenot coast


Have you been to the Amalfi Coast?

What was your favorite experience?

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Lindsey is a successful entrepreneur with a genuine passion for helping others. In addition to being a healthy living coach, she is an individual and team business mentor with a track record of driving real results of personal and financial wellness. Lindsey is also an avid traveler, design enthusiast, ballerina and fur-mom. She has a background in Finance and an MBA from Arizona State University.