The Best Hotels in Italy: Lake Como, Venice, Florence, Rome, & More

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The Best Hotels In Italy

Looking for the best hotels in Italy? We consider ourselves experts on travel in Italy and have stayed in all manner of accommodation. Italy certainly embodies most travel dreams with its history, world famous cuisine, rustic countryside, and flamboyant culture.  The Best Hotels in Italy Villa d’Este, Lake Como Originally a summer palace, Villa D’este, was built on Lake Como in the 16th century. The hotel is grand, elegant, and exactly what you would expect to find on the famous Lake Como.  This exquisite hotel plays host to a slew of high-profile guests. This hotel is old school cool and with … Read More

I Want to Travel the World: 50 Memories in 50 Countries

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I want to Travel the World

We just crossed the border from South Africa over to Namibia. I am over the moon with excitement for what this trip through the Namibian desert will bring. However, it is also a milestone for me because I have now set foot in and traveled through 50 countries! I know that numbers don’t matter and many travelers choose not to “count countries”, but I have always found that setting a goal pushes me to actually do something. Long ago, I told myself I would see the world. Having traveled to 50 countries I have now been in more than 25% of the … Read More

Around the World with Instagram: Destinations to Make You Pack Your Bags

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Around the World with Instagram

I think it’s safe to say that the world is one beautiful places. Some destinations are so amazing that it’s hard to believe they are real. So I took to Instagram to find the most breathtaking destinations showcased by real people on Instagram. I use Instagram to fuel my motivation to travel, and sometimes we even hand pick certain destinations because of a photo on Instagram. From Finland to Antarctica, if these photos don’t make you pack your bags to jet set around the globe then I don’t know what will! So let’s work our way around the world, shall … Read More

A Year of Traveling the World: 19 Countries in Five Minutes

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one-year-travel-video

We just crossed our first year of travel off the list. We traveled to 19 countries, took 37 buses, 17 flights, 11 trains, 8 ferries, 6 rental cars, saw 78 cities, and slept in 98 beds. So, to celebrate, we took a selection of our favorite clips from our around the world. Safe travels everyone! This is really just scratching the surface of our travels after 365 days of bouncing around the world. Countries visited in order: Latvia Lithuania Poland Cyprus Turkey Italy Morocco Slovenia Serbia Macedonia Albania Montenegro Croatia Greece The Seychelles South Africa Swaziland Mozambique Lesotho Stay tuned! … Read More

How Much Does it Cost to Travel the World: One year, 19 countries, and $13,500

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The Cost To Travel The World

It’s officially been a year since we dropped everything, left New York City, and packed our bags to see the world. It was mutually decided that our twenties were too valuable to spend doing something we didn’t believe in. In 12 months we managed to visit 19 countries across two continents: Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Cyprus, Turkey, Italy, Morocco, Slovenia, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Greece, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique, and Lesotho in that order. So much does it cost to travel the world? The Cost to Travel the World When we left we had a decent savings account, but ultimately had no … Read More

The Day I Became a Nazi Fascist, and How My Hair Bore The Blame

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The Day I Became a Nazi

There are three things I don’t look forward to when traveling – laundry, redeye flights, and haircuts. Thankfully the last one only needs to happen about every three to four months for me. However, when I am traveling I usually double that and push it to eight. I’ve gotten my hair cut once while abroad at a salon in Italy, and it was fantastic. The stylist and I couldn’t understand each other, but I brought her a photo of what I wanted and she went to work. She chopped eight inches of my hair, and I can honestly say it … Read More

We Traveled the World for a Year with a GoPro: Here’s What Happened

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Our Best GoPro Travel Shots From One Year Around The World

So, it’s officially been 12 months since we quit our jobs, left our NYC apartment, and packed up for a life on the road to travel the world for a year. We had so much positive feedback detailing our first six months of travel (told by a GoPro,) that we decided to update everyone on our next six months. If you missed it, feel free to catch up and check out our GoPro travel story from Latvia to Serbia. We pick back up here in Serbia and finish the year at the tip of Africa. Needless to say, it’s been a … Read More

What to Pack for a Vacation in Greece

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The Ultimate Guide to Packing For Greece

Spending a summer on one of the many Greek islands? Lucky you. The islands are beautiful, swarming with history, and are populated with some of the friendliest people in the world. The first time we landed in Santorini we were out of our element. We were on a European backpacking trip, and little did we know how posh and romantic the island was. Now, with a couple of Greek island trips under our belt, we know better. Here is the ultimate list of what to pack before you arrive in the Greek islands.  What to Pack for a Vacation in … Read More

Go Prepared: What to Wear and Pack in Italy

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What to wear in Italy

It’s the night you have been waiting for. The night before you leave for that long awaited trip to Italy. No more work for awhile – the mind is now caught somewhere in between gelato, pasta, the colosseum, and cappuccinos. It’s time to pack for Italy and what you pack is important. Wondering what to wear in Italy? Or what about where to stay? Well, you’re not alone. Italy is a stylish place, but it’s also a country that leaves much to be explored on foot and varies season by season. There is a huge difference in style and weather … Read More

Celebrate a Birthday Abroad in Europe

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Tips for Spending a birthday abroad

Another year, another birthday. As my 27th year of existence creeps around the corner, I think about how rewarding and memorable my past birthdays have been. Of course, I love spending time with family and friends, going out to dinner to have the waiters sing me a tune, and being around familiar landscapes each year. However, it is my birthdays abroad that are the most special to me. It will be my third time spending a birthday abroad this year with hopefully many more to come. Before you stress about plans and friends, let me try to ease your nerves for spending a … Read More