Four frigid days in Toronto

It only took me 23 years to realize I was living a mere ten-hour drive from a country I had never been to. So a few weeks ago, my friend and I stocked a car with snacks and booze and started the 600 mile drive to Toronto, Canada. Although it was far from a beach…

The best of Florence

Florence is an extraordinary city filled with culture, history, delicious cuisine and the best leather products in all of Europe…no wonder it’s one of Italy’s (and Europe’s) most-visited destinations and the hub of the Tuscan region. Although I’m a Rome-grown girl at heart, I had the opportunity to live and work in Florence for a…

A weekend in Paris

Ah, Paris.  Or, Parigi, as the Italians say.  Even the 40 degrees and rainy weather couldn’t destroy this city’s magical charm.  I visited Paris for the first time during my semester abroad, in the Spring of 2017. It was rainy and magical then too. This year, I returned to Paris as somewhat of a “goodbye…

A 3-day Krakow itinerary

Poland, specifically Krakow, has been on my bucket list forever! A few months ago, I found a cheap Ryanair flight flying Pisa to Krakow and, since I will (sadly) be leaving Europe soon, I jumped at the chance to spend a weekend in a new city. I had three full days in Krakow, so naturally…

The best Bavarian restaurants in Munich

Through my job with Bus2alps, I have been lucky enough to spend quite a bit of time in Munich during the Fruhlingsfest and Oktoberfest seasons. During that time, I’ve made it my mission to find and eat at the best and most traditional Bavarian restaurants in Munich. German food is not for everyone, it’s very…

Your Guide to Interlaken, Switzerland

Although definitely not a budget destination, Interlaken, Switzerland remains one of the most stunning places I’ve been lucky enough to visit. A tiny, Swiss town surrounded on all sides by towering mountains and sparkling blue lakes, Interlaken is Europe’s extreme sport capital and home to every outdoor activity you could possibly imagine. If you are…

How to see Barcelona in a weekend

Barcelona was the first city I ever visited in Spain and, years later, it remains my favorite. I went for the first time back in 2017 for study abroad spring break and was lucky enough to return this past Spring. March is the perfect time to visit Barcelona, there are less tourists than the summer…

What to do in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Our last leg of our two-week journey was spent exploring the adventurous side of Thailand in Chiang Mai. We spent four perfect days in the North filled with elephant snuggles, homemade noodle soups, Thai cabaret shows and more shopping than any of our suitcases could take. Although I had a spot of bad luck when…

A quick stop in Bangkok

To be entirely honest, when I decided to make Thailand my first stop in Asia, I had little to no interest in visiting Bangkok. I was much more interested in the stunning beaches and gorgeous hikes than sweating around a crowded, expensive city. Thankfully, my friends felt differently and we booked three days to spend…

Four days in Phuket, Thailand

Phuket was our first, and my favorite, stop on our two week Thailand vacation. Although even from Europe the flight was grueling, the 20+ hours of travel were well worth the vacation of a lifetime. After months of research and hunting for the best deals in Patong Beach, here’s how we decided to spend our…