Most Beautiful Lakes in Italy: Lago di Braies

The Most Beautiful Lakes in Italy (To Inspire Your Trip)


Italy may be best known for its wine, food, and cities (all of which are wonderful), but Italy’s nature has so much to offer as well–and that includes some stunning lakes! We teamed up with several other travel bloggers to catalog some of the most beautiful lakes in Italy, and we’ll definitely be working in some these destinations into our future Italy trips. Want to plan a trip that includes…

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Food in Istanbul: Turkish Breakfast

The Best Food in Istanbul: What to Eat & Experience

Food Turkey

The capital of Turkey is fun to explore for dozens of reasons–but the food in Istanbul definitely belongs at the top of any list discussing the city’s attributes. Istanbul has been a central component of the global food and spice trades for thousands of years,…

Best Day Trips from Bologna: View of Verona

The Ultimate Packing List for Italy

Italy Packing

Putting together a packing list for Italy can be a daunting task–especially for a first visit! Italy is one of the most fashionable countries in the world, it’s full of gorgeous views that you’ll likely want to be photographed with, and–to complicate things a bit–the…

Florence to Siena Day Trip: View of Siena

How to Take a Flawless Florence to Siena Day Trip


Ah, beautiful Siena: delightfully Tuscan and yet still distinct from the cities around it, Siena is a gem of a city–and if you’re headed to Tuscany, a Siena day trip is not to be missed. We were lucky enough to spend several days exploring Siena…

2 Days in Istanbul Itinerary: View of Galata Tower from Water

An Incredible 2 Days in Istanbul Itinerary


Istanbul, Constantinople, Byzantium, The City on Two Continents: no matter what you call it, having the chance to spend 2 days in Istanbul is an opportunity to relish. This city is a place of history, legends, delicious food, and endless tea–it is impressively large, occasionally…

Honeymoon in Tuscany: Views of Tuscan Countryside

How to Plan the Perfect Honeymoon in Tuscany

Italy Travel Planning

A honeymoon in Tuscany: can you picture anything more romantic? Though we (before our Italy addiction set in) honeymooned in the Bahamas, we have long said that Tuscany is our perfect honeymoon destination and that if we were getting married today, it’s where we would…

Cappadocia, Turkey Hot Air Balloons

The Charm of Cappadocia in Vignettes

Stories Turkey

Confession: I wasn’t sure we were going to be overwhelmed by the landscapes in Cappadocia. The fairy chimneys and rock formations are impressive, but in photos they tend to come off looking a lot like… well, Utah. And Arizona. And the American southwest in general.…

Interesting Facts About San Marino: Tower View

16 Interesting Facts About San Marino (+ How to Visit)

San Marino

Confession: a big part of why we went to San Marino is not because we were excited about learning interesting facts about San Marino or about the prospect of an annoying bus ride to get there (more on that later), but because we wanted to…

Best Day Trips from Bologna: Downtown Parma

The 11 Best Day Trips from Bologna (By Train!)


Though it is the capital of Emilia Romagna, Bologna itself is often seen more as a day trip destination than as a base for travel–and though you can definitely see quite a bit of Bologna in one day, there are plenty of epic day trips…