In 2014 Michael Kernan spent 37 days traveling across Europe by bike, covering 9 countries and 2400 miles. Along the way he learned some valuable lessons about the world, travel, and himself. Here’s his story.
Rome is rightfully known throughout the world for its artistic masterpieces, historic wonders, and culinary treats. Unfortunately, hordes of tourists and high prices often prevent travelers from fully appreciating everything the city has to offer. Thankfully, visiting Rome doesn’t have to involve fighting through crowds or spending a ton. Here are 5 things I discovered while living in Rome that you can do to save money and avoid crowds.
Often overlooked by visitors to Italy, Puglia is perhaps the countries best hidden treasure. With crystal-clear waters, elegant Baroque cities, fantastic cuisine, and charming hill towns, this region has everything a traveler could want—with less crowds and lower prices. And if you’re thinking of visiting, here’s what you need to know.
Arianna is the kind of person you dream of meeting while traveling; friendly, helpful, and patient. Our paths crossed on a recent trip through the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of Italy. Always on the lookout for new experiences, I thought it’d be fun to see how the world-famous Prosciutto di San Daniele is produced. So, I arranged a behind-the-scenes tour of the Arbea Prosciutto factory, located just outside the town of San Daniele del Friuli, where Arianna served as my host. After my tour, we spoke over an espresso in the center of town.
If you’re like me, trying the local food is one of your favorite things to do while traveling. Fortunately, over the past year I’ve some incredible meals. Here are the stories behind 7 of the best things I ate while traveling in 2016—plus 1 that totally sucked (but was absolutely necessary)!