Pictures to Inspire Travel to Italy in the Fall

Italy is always beautiful, but when the yellows, oranges, and reds of fall are added in, the results are breathtaking. Drives through the Tuscan countryside, tours of vineyards, and walks through parks are enchanting experiences during the autumn season. Here are a few pictures to inspire you to visit Italy in the fall. Who...

Where Selfie Sticks are Banned in 6 European Countries

Selfie sticks have been a travel fad for the past couple of years now. On one hand, these gadgets are helpful if you’re traveling solo or want to take group pictures. They allow travelers to capture unique shots at various angles. However, in many cases, the selfie stick fad has caused more problems than...

Bring Italy to Your Kitchen | Tiramisu

Before going to Rome, I had never tried tiramisu. And honestly, I’m glad I didn’t have any sub-par American version beforehand because this rich Italian dessert deserves to be experienced in its homeland. Finding Rome’s best tiramisu became a mission for my fellow study abroad students and me (which, on a side note, can...

6 Tips for Navigating Italian Open Air Markets

One of the best ways to get a taste of authentic Italian life and culture is to go to a local open-air market. These markets are vibrant, colorful, and so full of life and energy. As food is such a big part of Italian culture, this is one scene where you can not only...

17 Best Books and Movies to Inspire Travel to Italy

Looking to learn more about Italy before your trip or simply wanting to peak your interest in the beautiful country? Books and movies are fantastic channels for getting a closer look at another culture without actually going anywhere. The descriptions, perspectives, and information found in books can open your mind’s eye to the sceneries,...

Must Have Gelato Flavors in Italy

Those who travel to Italy will have many things to say about their favorite parts of the experience. Some will say it was the incredible art and architecture. Others will say it was the natural beauty of the country. Still others will say it was the charming people and culture. But there is one...

10 Best Airports for a Long Layover

Many people’s least favorite part of traveling is the airport experience. This experience seems doubly worse when a long layover is added to the equation. Hours of loud people, uncomfortable chairs, and sketchy Wi-Fi is far from ideal. However, the travel industry is picking up on this, and as a result, there are airports...

Bring Italy to Your Kitchen with Spaghetti alla Carbonara

One of my favorite Italian dishes that I was introduced to while studying abroad in Rome is spaghetti alla carbonara. This savory pasta dish is one that I chose from the menu countless times. You can imagine my delight when one of my local friends offered to come over and teach my roommates and...

17 Reasons Travel to Italy is a Terrible Idea

Thinking of traveling to Italy? Has a visit there been on your bucket list, something you’ve been dreaming of for years? What a TERRIBLE idea. Let me tell you why you should just save you money and stay home. 1. Food The food in Italy is terrible, you can’t find real spaghetti and meatballs...

How to do Laundry on the Road

Laundry is a chore that many people dislike, and it’s a chore that most people want to leave behind while they travel. However, doing laundry on the road can free up space in your luggage for other valuable items or souvenirs. Thankfully, there are several ways to do laundry while you travel for a...

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