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

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

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

This Couple’s Travel Story Told Through A GoPro

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The Best GoPro Travel Shots

It’s officially six-months of our blog being live, and us on the road. So, in celebration we’ve compiled a list of our best GoPro travel photos. We just concluded a month of hanging out in Belgrade and have arrived in a new country for us both, Macedonia. 2016 has even more in store for us, so be sure to check back. We’ll be bouncing around the Mediterranean as the weather makes a turn for the best, before we tackle the Dark Continent. We love taking travel photos with our GoPro. We have no shame in admitting our GoPro is probably one … Read More

Is Venice Worth Visiting? An Unexpected Experience in Italy

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Is Venice Worth a Visit

I have been to Italy on three separate occasions, and each time I have wondering “Is Venice worth visiting”? The first two jaunts I avoided Venice like the plague. I had heard from travelers and Italians alike that Venice is way overrated. The city of canals was supposedly smelly, crowded, and expensive. On my third trip to Italy, I just could not avoid it any longer. I had to see what all this fuss was about for myself.  So, in the middle of February, we took a 9-hour bus across the country to get to the city.  We didn’t know … Read More

Tivoli and Villa D’este the perfect escape from Rome

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Tivoli Escape Rome

Tivoli and Villa D’este Rome has to be one of the most interesting cities in the world and has been an international destination since the birth of international tourism. However, not everyone wants to spend a large amount of time in a major metropolitan city. So, you need a little escape away from the hustle and bustle of Rome. We found refuge in Tivoli. It’s a perfect escape from the city with a beautiful hilltop medieval city, stunning estates, good food, and a few roman ruins. Day trips to the town are easy to manage, or you can opt to … Read More

A Guide to Coffee in Italy

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A Guide to Coffee in Italy

A Guide to Coffee in Italy Ordering coffee in Italy at an Italian espresso bar can be daunting even though we all now know the words Barista, atteratte Machiatto, Grande, Espresso, Americano, and Cappuccino thanks to one coffee chain. This guide to coffee in Italy is here to quell your fears. In case it isn’t common knowledge those words are Italian, and said chain is supposedly originated from the common Italian espresso bar. Now, Starbucks and Italian bars are two entirely different operations. Try ordering a caramel Frappuccino and watch the look of degust that wipes across your barista’s face. … Read More

Our Top Travel Mistakes and What You Can Learn From Them

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Our Top Travel Mistakes

We aren’t perfect, and are bound to make some mistakes, big or small while traveling. The most important thing is that you learn from those mistakes and know how to avoid the same situation again.  No matter how pretty some of our Instagram photos may look or how seamless our travels may seem, let it be known that there have been many mistakes made along the way.  We research to avoid mistakes and hassles as much as possible, but sometimes the information isn’t there, we become careless, or we were dumb.  Here are some of our top travel mistakes and … Read More

15 Things to Know Before Going To Italy

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Things to Know Before Going to Italy

Italy has long been on the top of many travelers list for decades. The country is majestically beautiful, has world class food, and a spoken language that will instantly make you drool and fall in love. I have had the pleasure of spending time there on a few different occasions, and I found that there are many things to know before going to Italy. {Find A Great Place To Stay in Rome!} Things to Know Before Going To Italy Italians Take Riposo Very Seriously Riposo is Italy’s midday siesta. From 1-4 p.m. you can expect to find many shops and … Read More