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Why Puglia, Italy Is Better than Cancun

Why Puglia, Italy Is Better than Cancun

What if I told you that there’s a summer holiday destination better than Cancun… for a fraction of the price?
That somewhere is Puglia, Italy.

Unsalted: A Story of Perugia, the Pope, and Pane

Unsalted: A Story of Perugia, the Pope, and Pane

Is there anything better than bread? I don’t think so. Of course, this begs the question: is there anything worse than unsalted bread? Again, I don’t think so. The other night I made a hearty stew for dinner, a dish that just begs for bread so […]

Italian Food: What It Taught Me About Food and Travel

Italian Food: What It Taught Me About Food and Travel

If you think of yourself as “not really a food person,” it’s probably because you haven’t tried real Italian food. Y’know, in Italy? It’s life-changing.

Cave Exploring: Not as Scary as You Think

Cave Exploring: Not as Scary as You Think

Afraid of cave exploring? Think that there are monsters lurking in the dark? Watched too many horror flicks? Let’s debunk those fears and do some damage control.

Italian Drinks: A Digestive Love Affair

Italian Drinks: A Digestive Love Affair

First things first, while these Italian drinks are definitely alcoholic and you can get drunk off them, that’s not what they’re for. They’re for digestion. I know, sexy, right?

Keep Calm and Carry On: A Carry On Bag Is All You Need

Keep Calm and Carry On: A Carry On Bag Is All You Need

Whether you’re flying international or just taking a quick trip home for the holidays, you only need a carry on bag. Stick around and I’ll not only explain why, I’ll teach you how to pack it like a pro.

Unexpected Road Trip: The Drive Back

Unexpected Road Trip: The Drive Back

I’ve been through Georgia before, of course. But this was the first time I’d driven through alone, with no one to distract me from the scenery. The countryside astounded me.

Solo Female Travel: My Three Golden Rules

Solo Female Travel: My Three Golden Rules

It can be nerve-racking as a woman to journey alone. I mean, I still get nervous. To help combat those nerves, I follow the Three Golden Rules of solo female travel.

Crazy Cat Lady Abroad: Too Many Cats!

Crazy Cat Lady Abroad: Too Many Cats!

Well, as it turns out, two cats is way different than five cats. Especially when they’re someone else’s cats…

Host Family Fail: How the Other Half Lives

Host Family Fail: How the Other Half Lives

That month in Puglia, I lived with a rather wealthy host family. I felt like I’d won the host family lottery!