Travel Tips & Inspiration

  • How to Save Money in Rome (and Avoid Crowds too)

    How to Save Money in Rome (and Avoid Crowds too)

    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.
  • 9 Myths About Cuba And Why They Are Wrong

    9 Myths About Cuba And Why They Are Wrong

    There are a lot of misconceptions about Cuba. While some of them are sill, others scare would-be travelers into not visiting. So I've decided to se the record straight. Here’s a list of commonly-believed myths about Cuba, along with explanations for why they are wrong.
  • 5 Archaeological Sites in Italy You Need to Visit

    5 Archaeological Sites in Italy You Need to Visit

    Most travelers to Italy visit Pompeii, the Roman Colosseum, and the nearby Forum. But the Italian peninsula is home to many other places where you can experience ancient history—some of which are just as impressive and much less crowded. Here are 5 archaeological sites in Italy you should explore.
  • Authentic Living: Vancouver, Canada

    Authentic Living: Vancouver, Canada

    I had never had First Nations cuisine before, so when I heard about Salmon n' Bannock Bistro—a Vancouver restaurant known for its modern take on traditional Indigenous recipes—I knew I had to give it a try. Inez Cook, the restaurant’s gregarious co-owner, charmed me throughout dinner with stories of life in the middle east and thoughts on what it meant to bring Indigenous food to new audiences. Here are her words about Vancouver, Native culture, and the delicious food she serves.
  • Authentic Living: San Daniele del Friuli

    Authentic Living: San Daniele del Friuli

    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.
  • Authentic Living: Rome, Italy

    Authentic Living: Rome, Italy

    Coming from a long line of Romans, Luca is the perfect person to speak with when looking for advice on the Eternal City. I caught up with him over Skype recently.