So, I turned 33 this year. I’m still trying to wrap my head around that, BUT I did have a great time celebrating the day regardless. Did you know that you can get a free ride to Catalina Island on... Continue Reading →
I was sixteen the first time I went to Europe. My mom’s friend was working in Barcelona at the time so my parents and I spent a week visiting her and another week seeing Austria, Germany, and Italy. We only got a few days in Italy, spending the night in Vernazza - part of the Cinque Terra - and one day in Florence. Even though I have trouble remembering what I did yesterday, I still have vivid memories from that trip and have been wanting see more of the boot shaped peninsula since leaving it eighteen years ago. (eek!) So when I was living in Germany and my friend said he was planning a trip that would include Rome I had no problem inviting myself along.
How do you plan for a trip somewhere you’ve never been before? If you were going to New York, you’d probably aim for NYC. If you were headed to California you might want to go to San Francisco or Los Angeles. Looking to anchor your excursion in a place you know has plenty of action makes a lot of sense. But maybe you want to see something different and not be surrounded by tourists. There are lots of things to see and discover off the beaten track.
When I started traveling on my own, the first thing went through my mind was, I want to go everywhere! Followed immediately by, I don’t think I can afford that. The urge to see the world is exhilarating but the thought... Continue Reading →