Destination: Pompeii, Italy

Inside the ruins of Pompeii (July 2006). Once a thriving city, Pompeii has become a well-preserved ghost town today. It is one of the most-popular sites to visit as a day trip from Naples, offering a fascinating look into the tragic history of its inhabitants over a thousand years ago. All the more fascinating is … Continue reading Destination: Pompeii, Italy

Destination: Florence, Italy

Views of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo (July 2006). Firenze or Florence? Ah, the age-old question...It's a subtlety that I had no idea about, and it wasn't until I looked it up that I understood the difference. Essentially, "Firenze" is how the Italians call it, and "Florence" is the English version, derived from "Florentia" in the … Continue reading Destination: Florence, Italy

72 Hours in Rome: Things to See and Do

Roman Colosseum at night (December 2017). When it comes to traveling, some of us might not have the luxury of spending many days in one place. Whether it’s due to rushed planning or limited vacation time off from work, it can be hectic trying to research and cram in as much as possible into sightseeing … Continue reading 72 Hours in Rome: Things to See and Do

Crazy Travel Stories #10: That One Time I Met an Illegal Traveler in Milan…

Over a year has passed since this event happened. To this day, I still have so many questions as to what really went on-- while I wasn't necessarily in danger, I found it to be incredibly bizarre, and I can't help but think it was some sort of conspiracy involving customs, smuggling, or merely illegal … Continue reading Crazy Travel Stories #10: That One Time I Met an Illegal Traveler in Milan…

Destination: Bergamo, Italy

Situated less than an hour from Milan, Bergamo is a charming, fortified city that's a popular day trip to see its Old Town, along with its spectacular views and good food to boot. As I wanted to see more of the Lombardy region of Italy besides just Milan, I decided to spend a half-day's visit … Continue reading Destination: Bergamo, Italy