Let’s be clear… contrary to the title of this blog post I do not suggest doing Cinque Terre in a day. It’s the type of place that even if you had a full week there, you’d never want to go home. However, if you’re like me, and a day is all you have you are already luckier than most! This is going to be a pretty photo heavy post but can you blame me? I mean look at this paradise…. Cinque Terre translates to ‘five lands’ which refers to the five little towns or villages: Riomagg
On our first full day in Lisbon, mom and I decided to take a Tuk Tuk tour in order to get acclimated with our new surroundings. Tuk Tuks are EVERYWHERE when you get to Lisbon. I associate them so much with South East Asian countries like Thailand so it was kind of funny to see that they have such a big presence in a European country like Portugal. There are plenty of tour companies offering Tuk Tuk tours around the highlights of the city but we went with Local Tuk Tuk because
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A food tour! Here’s what I love about food tours: you are learning the history of a new place through EXPERIENCING it, trying new foods, meeting new people and stepping out of your comfort zone. At the beginning of the summer, my friend Rachel and I had the opportunity to go on Eating Europe’s Florence Sunset Food Tour. This trip was both of our first times to Florence and unfortunately, we only had the one
Travel Basics: How to travel Europe You’re planning your first trip to Europe! You’re probably feeling VERY excited…. and maybe a little nervous about all the things you might be forgetting about. Have no fear! A first trip to Europe is a huge milestone. I’ve put together this very basic guide on what you need to know about how to travel Europe for the first time. Travel Documents: You will need a passport to travel to any country in the United Kingdom or the European Union.
London, Paris and Barcelona… Europe’s big city sampler. It’s easier than you may think to cram in the highlights of England, France and Spain in a 10 day whirlwind trip. I did it! At the end of July this summer my good friend Brianna and I went on a trip (for work!) to see some of the most popular tourist attractions in these three cities. This itinerary was provided for us through the tour company that we were traveling with and it functioned really well. I would recommend i
One of the most special parts about travel is branching out of your comfort zone and really immersing yourself in the culture of your new surroundings. You’re excited, you’re awed, you’re overwhelmed… and your guard is probably down. Things are probably going to be different from what you are used to at home, don’t let a silly mistake take away from what could be the trip of a lifetime! No matter where you go, it’s helpful to do a little quick research about the culture, pote
Venice is one of the most unique destinations in the world and had been on my travel bucket list for as long as I can remember. I had a great time meeting up with my friends Mackenzie and Maddie there while they were backpacking Europe. I took loads and loads of photos and would love to share them with you! Enjoy! Venice Immediately upon arriving in Venice, I had to find some food. This pizza was out of control! Then I found Mackenzie and Maddie Venice is just as dreamy and
If you’re looking up places to see in Italy, chances are photos of the Amalfi Coast’s colorful, vertically stacked village has appeared on your Pinterest and Instagram searches over and over again. And for good reason– look how stunning this place is! Figuring out how we were going to get from Rome to the Amalfi Coast was definitely the component of our Italy trip that took the most planning and research. There are plenty of different options, price points, and ways of gettin
Alright, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: You can never, EVER, run out of things to do in London. At the beginning of the summer Lewis’s brother Aaron invited Lewis and I on the experience of a lifetime… a private helicopter ride over some of London’s most iconic monuments. With the company of Lewis and his family we drove out to Battersea to The London Helicopter. Our helicopter journey was 30 minutes long and took us cruising over Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Pal
A luxury boat, fabulous company, breathtaking views and crystal clear water… what could be better? Mom and I had the opportunity to cruise around the Mediterranean Sea on a day trip to Capri Island with Blue Star Positano during our trip to Italy in June and it was hands down our FAVORITE day in Italy (don’t tell the others). And that’s a big statement because literally everyday we had in Italy was perfection. Mom and I woke up early and packed our bags with sunscreen, swimsu
OK, I’d be lying if I said that gorging myself in the mecca of carbs didn’t play a massive part in my desire to visit Italy. Pizza, pasta, cheese, cannoli, caprese, gelato, wine… to think that one country is individually responsible for so many of my favourite foods is pretty amazing. When I was offered the opportunity to go on a secret food tour of Rome on my first night in Italy naturally I jumped at the chance. I wasn’t sure exactly what the tour was going to entail (hence
This is my favorite photo from the six months I spent in the UK. My roommates and I had just gotten the keys to our new flat. It was a tiny two bedroom that the four of us would share, but it was in central London and only a five minute walk from Hyde Park and we were excited to finally start feeling settled in our new country. We spent the morning moving all of our belongings over from the Holborn hotel that had been our home for the last week to where we would be living inQ