Tips · Travel

Planning your Perfect Vacation Part 4: Hotels vs. Rentals

If you haven’t started figuring out how to use your vacation days this year, then now is definitely the time! Not sure where to start? Don’t worry our Planning your Perfect Vacation Series has you covered! Today we’re talking about how to decide whether you should choose a traditional hotel/B&B/hostel or  a rental. Advertisements

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Holiday Gift Guide: The World Traveler

We’re back with our #HolidayGiftGuide series with tons of gift ideas for the World Traveler! My recent trip to Italy along with a lot of work trips has had me racking up the frequent flyer miles and trying to find all sorts of gear and gadgets to make things go smoothly. Below you’ll find my… Continue reading Holiday Gift Guide: The World Traveler

Europe · Italy · Travel

Vacation Here: Cinque Terre

I can’t believe it’s been almost 2 months since I began my Italian adventure and first laid eyes on Cinque Terre. Of all the places I’ve been, I think that the towns of Cinque Terre definitely takes top prize in absolutely breathtaking views no matter where you look. It also doesn’t hurt that the regional… Continue reading Vacation Here: Cinque Terre

Tips · Travel

Planning your Perfect Vacation Part 3: Picking your mode of Transportation

Today we’re back again with the third installment of our Planning your Perfect Vacation series! Now that you have a rough idea of when and where you’ll be heading, it’s time to figure out how you’ll be getting there. My general rule of thumb was always if it’s under 5 hours I might was well… Continue reading Planning your Perfect Vacation Part 3: Picking your mode of Transportation

Europe · Travel

Italian Soiree 2015 Days 11, 12, & 13: Segrate, Milan, & Lake Garda

After our whirl-wind tours of Florence and Bologna, I was perfectly happy spending a Saturday running a few errands with my cousins and relaxing. By the time Sunday rolled around, however, I was recharged and ready to see some more of downtown Milan. After watching an impromptu parade and getting some delicious pizza at Pizzeria Gino… Continue reading Italian Soiree 2015 Days 11, 12, & 13: Segrate, Milan, & Lake Garda

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Italian Soiree 2015 Days 9 & 10: Bologna

After three jam packed days in Florence & Tuscany, I was definitely ready to slow down the pace a bit. Bologna was just what the doctor ordered. We let ourselves sleep in a bit and so even though it was only about a 35 minute train ride on the high speed train from Florence, we… Continue reading Italian Soiree 2015 Days 9 & 10: Bologna

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Italian Soiree 2015 Days 6, 7, & 8 : Florence & Pisa

Monday started off with another early morning bus, metro, & train ride, but luckily due to the high-speed train we took we made it to Florence a little before 11am. After checking in to our hotel and freshening up (this past week has been crazy hot and humid for September), we were off to the first… Continue reading Italian Soiree 2015 Days 6, 7, & 8 : Florence & Pisa

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Italian Soiree 2015 Days 4 & 5: Segrate & Milan

Who knew that sleeping in until 9:30am could feel so amazing, but after three very busy days in Brussels and Cinque Terre, it was just what the doctor ordered. While I probably could have slept even longer, I wasn’t about to turn down the opportunity to go to the restaurant supply store with my cousins… Continue reading Italian Soiree 2015 Days 4 & 5: Segrate & Milan

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Italian Soiree 2015 Days 2 & 3: Cinque Terre

Waking up bright and early after a travel day was definitely hard, but the view that met us in Vernazza (a town in Cinque Terre) was definitely worth it. We arrived a little before noon and after unloading our bags, we wasted no time in catching the ferry to Riomaggiore. The ferry ride was filled… Continue reading Italian Soiree 2015 Days 2 & 3: Cinque Terre

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Italian Soiree 2015 Day 1: Brussels & Segrate

Wednesday definitely feels like it was a whirlwind. After a flight that seemed to wiz by (with barely any sleep), we arrived in Brussels just before 8am local time. We wasted no time in getting through border control, freshening up, and storing our luggage and so by 10am we had made it to downtown Brussels.… Continue reading Italian Soiree 2015 Day 1: Brussels & Segrate