Tag Archives: Italy

Italy landmarks you CAN’T miss: What to do in Italy

Italy. The land of pizza, gelato, beautiful blue water, vineyards amid rolling hills, and so, so much history. You could travel for a lifetime in this incredible country and never get bored. The country has 55 UNESCO World Heritage Sites — the most of any country in the world (tied with China). But if you […]

30 before 30 travel bucket list: My top 30 travel experiences so far

This list of things to do before you turn 30 can help you plan your travels for years!

On Tuesday, I turned 30. I celebrated my birthday on the road through Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda. As I’ve been spending a lot of time on buses staring out the window at the East African savanna, I’ve been reflecting on my first 30 years of travel. So I put together this list of […]

Off the beaten path in Italy: 7 Italy hidden gems not to miss

Top destinations for Italy off the beaten path travel

Italy is one of those magical destinations that you could return to again and again and never get bored. Ancient history, charming small towns, world-class food and wine, beautiful architecture, great beaches, and welcoming people — this country has it all. Most first-time visitors naturally stick to popular (and crowded!) destinations like Rome, Venice, Florence, […]

Cinque Terre on a budget: ULTIMATE backpacker’s Cinque Terre guide

Even if you're visiting Cinque Terre on a budget, you can still enjoy this Italian gem.

The Cinque Terre is one of the most magical destinations on the Italian coast. It’s exactly what you imagined when you booked your plane tickets to Italy — pastel-colored houses spilling down cliffsides into the sea. Sounds pretty great, right? It is. Unfortunately, this is also one of the most expensive destinations in Italy — but […]

Couchsurfing: Pros and cons

Pros and cons of CouchSurfing

What if I told you you could travel in Western Europe, North America, or Australia and spend no money on accommodation? Now, what if I told you that you could do that and make friends all along the way, all while getting a super-authentic, off-the-beaten-path look at local life? Well, you can — it’s called CouchSurfing.   What is […]