What to Know Before You Visit Italy

You can’t help but love Italy! I mean, who can dislike a place known for pasta and pizza? But like anywhere else, there are some customs to know ahead of time and some tell-tale signs you’re a foreigner, which you will want to avoid! Check out this list, compiled with the help of my goodContinue reading “What to Know Before You Visit Italy”

How to Plan Long-term Travel in Europe

I got a question from a fellow female traveler recently about how to manage traveling in Europe for four months. Or should she spend two months in Europe and two months in Southeast Asia? Well, those are excellent questions, and I have some strong opinions about that! So I’ve written up this guide to long-termContinue reading “How to Plan Long-term Travel in Europe”

Ruined: Beauty in the Broken Places

Updated April 2020! Do you like ruins? They are major draws for tourists around the world, but they’re not for everyone. They serve as a warning against whatever was their downfall, they make epic backdrops, they are a window into the past. There is beauty in the broken, but sometimes it takes hundreds of yearsContinue reading “Ruined: Beauty in the Broken Places”

What Women Pack for Winter in Europe

It’s the dream! Winter in Europe is full of snowy mountain villages, Christmas markets, world-class ski and winter sports resorts, and in some countries… reindeer!