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Man in black with left hand on hip, overlooking Venice's Grand Canal on his first trip to Italy. The green murky canal is lined with old multi-colored buildings.

First Trip to Italy: 8 Amazing Destinations

“Not boasting but I head to Paris on Friday night. Then Italy. Happy Birthday to me.” It’s not everyday you receive a message like this, especially from your dad who has never been to Europe. In mid September he announced he would be visiting Paris and multiple Italian cities over his birthday week. And instantly […]

Truthful Travel Europe Series: Visiting Venice

Venice was a city of contrasts. It was laid back, with empty town squares while the entire city slept in on an early Sunday morning. But it was also bustling with tourists, shopkeepers and gondoliers as Venice woke up and the day got started. It was a maze, with streets that led nowhere except canals. […]

Truthful Travel Europe Series: Crazy Campania, Italy

In Campania we found the Italy we had been looking for. Cinque Terre was too busy. Florence went by too fast. Rome was unbearably hot. Campania, Italy was just right. Naples, Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast had all the charm we had been looking for- small towns, incredibly welcoming people and the best pizza I […]

Rome In A Heat Wave

When I imagined what the city of Rome would be like, I imagined a place filled with history. With remnants of gladiators, goddesses, and a giant kingdom. I dreamt up scenarios of tracing the paths of famous emperors, and following the last steps of many fighters. In none of these scenarios did I imagine the […]

Firenze In A Flash- Renaissance in One Day

Michaelangelo. Botticelli. Galilei. Machiavelli. Da Vinci. Famous names from the period of rebirth in Europe, also known as the Renaissance. The hub of this unique time period was none other than the city state of Florence. Science, math and arts all flourished. Remnants of the era remain today not only in big museums and preserved […]

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