Day Trip to Pisa

Mamma MIA, the leaning tower of PISA! If Pisa isn’t on your Italy bucket list, I just don’t even know… it took me 4 trips to Italy to finally make it here, but alas, it finally happened. I explored Pisa solo while staying in Lucca- it was a quick day trip to Pisa for me, but I loved it. Pisa is also a very easy day trip from Florence and the surrounding Tuscan area.  The Leaning Tower of Pisa: As one of the most iconic and stereotypical symbols of Italy, the leaning tower of Pisa is a MUST. Just going to…

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One day in CAGNES-SUR-MER: Haut De Cagnes

You may have heard of Cannes in the French Riviera, but have you heard of Cagnes-sur-Mer? Just a hop, skip, and a jump from the Nice airport in the South of France is the beautiful beach town of Cagnes-sur-Mer. The “old town” hilltop village called Haut de Cagnes dates back to medieval times. It’s so old in fact, cars can’t even fit on the old streets. While this small medieval town doesn’t have a huge amount to see or do, one day in Cagnes-sur-Mer is a great amount of time to enjoy the beautiful Le Cagnard Restaurant and discover this…

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An Epic Yacht Charter in Mykonos

It’s not every day I can write about having an epic yacht charter in Mykonos. I usually just dream about spending summers drinking wine on a yacht, so I’m taking full advantage here because it happened! Let’s be real, if you’re going to Mykonos, you envision blue and white vibes, partying, eating fresh Mediterranean food, and boating in the Adriatic. Mykonos Boat Trips My cousin Sophia and I spent a week in Mykonos and on one of the days we planned the most epic yacht experience. We booked an 80ft yacht called “Zeus” through Mykonos Boat Trips, and our captain Kostas…

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The Ultimate Food Guide to Rome

Spending a week in Rome is the foodie adventure of a lifetime. There is no shortage of places to eat and drink in Rome, which makes it a million times harder to figure out where to go because there are SO many amazing options! Cue, this Food Guide to Rome… I read blogs, researched reviews, and stalked Instagram, you name it! Thankfully, my uncle, a food and wine connoisseur (see my post on Madrid for his other foodie recommendations) came prepared, and we ate! We tried so many different places, but I am narrowing the list down and only sharing…

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How to spend a week in Rome

Alright people, let’s talk about spending a week in Rome.  Who doesn’t get excited thinking about going to Italy?! Everything from the food to the shopping is *chefs kiss*. When I visited Rome for the first time over a decade ago during my study abroad in Barcelona, I thought it was just “meh”, but now I know I just didn’t do it “right”. This time around was a whole different experience, and Rome has quickly become one of my favorite cities in the world. Similar to my guide to Madrid, this guide has a heavy emphasis on Italian culture and…

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