“He who would travel happily must travel light.” As Antoine de Saint-Exupery (who?) once said, you’re going to be dead-ass miserable if you overpack on your vacation to Italy. Especially if you plan on shopping. Especially in the summer heat. Lugging your bags around is not cute—and neither is the sweat stains on your back. Take it from me, it is better to underpack and buy what you need, than to never wear half of […]
When it comes to your first Italy trip, you don’t have time for regrets. Even certified Italophiles have made their fair share of mistakes. I was curious about what the worst Italy travel regrets were, so I asked 100 of you guys what your biggest mistakes were. Check out the results below! Worst Italy travel regrets ranked Here’s the data from the survey. Not staying long enough (37.7%) Overpacked (23.5%) Going too fast (23.5%) Didn’t research enough […]
Sometimes, you’re just in the mood to sit back with a glass of vino and turn on the subtitles. Or is that only me? ? Netflix isn’t brimming with Italian films, so you have to look elsewhere to get your Italian movie fix. Most of the movies I’m about to share with you have won several international awards. My personal favorites? #4 and #1 on this list. I put together a list for you of 5 of […]
If you ask me, Italian food is the best food in the world. Italian American food is right up, too. But, what’s the difference? We all have an idea of what to expect on an Italian menu in America, but you’d be surprised to learn that you won’t find your favorite chicken parmigiana (which I literally had for dinner last night) anywhere on a menu in Italy. Wait, am I trying to say that your […]
Solo travel is all the rage in 2017—especially solo female travel. There are a lot of reasons why people opt to take a trip alone. Sometimes, it’s out of necessity (their friends can’t take off work), and other times its a personal choice (they prefer to experience a new place alone). I know from personal experience it takes a lot of preparation, planning, and courage to take the first step and go it alone. In doing […]
Most people plan their first trip to Italy around the big three: Venice, Florence, and Rome. It’s obvious why. Who doesn’t want to take a gondola ride through the Venice’s canals, visit Michelangelo’s David, and tour the Colosseum? Ask any off-the-beaten-path enthusiast, and for certain, they have even seen these landmarks. Adding Sicily to your list is one stop you won’t regret and will give you a complete Italian experience. Here are 5 reasons why you should travel […]
Work. Save. Travel. Repeat. There isn’t a millennial among us that hasn’t dreamed of quitting their day job to travel the world. While this dream is achievable for some, it’s not always an option for everyone. Whether you’re saving up for a weekend or a year, here are 5 tried and true methods to save money for travel.