12 Hours in Lucca, Italy

Originally I had planned to have a day in Lucca; however, life had other plans that involved me turning Go Fish into a drinking game with a warm beer at a train station in the middle of nowhere. Good times, but only leaving me with limited time in the awesome city of Lucca. So once […]

Travel Guide: Cinque Terre, Italy

Marvel at the 5 little villages of pastel houses perched along the coast and tucked away in the hilly landscape of vineyards and olive trees. Enjoy a full plate of trofie al pesto as you watch the boats lazily sway back and forth in the warm Mediterranean Ocean. Although increasing in popularity, Cinque Terre still manages […]

Hiking the Cinque Terre

No trip to Cinque Terre is complete without hiking between the 5 villages. This will take most of your day, however the stunning views are unmatched. There are different options for the hikes and each one varies in difficulty. You will weave in and out of vineyards and along the coast, descending in to each […]


Venice and I had an instant love connection. Just seconds after arriving on the island, I knew this destination would rank among the top cities I have been to. The sun was shining and the bright blue skies reflected in the water that was filled with ornately decorated gondolas. Venetian masks hung from the stands […]