Best Florence Day Trips

Known as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, Florence, or Firenze in Italian, is one of the most popular destinations in Italy. It is also the capital of Tuscany, one of Italy’s most visited regions known for its beautiful landscapes, expansive history, impressive art, and of course its world renowned vineyards that produce some of the world’s best wine. Florence is the perfect city to serve as a base for your explorations throughout Tuscany, as many of the region’s best spots are within day trip distance from the capital. In this post I will be writing about four cities throughout Tuscany that I visited on day trips from Florence, and that I suggest you visit as well!

Continue reading

Dream Destinations: Eastern & Northern Europe

Eastern Europe, known for its variety of different cultures, languages, and traditions, is one of the most visited yet also overlooked parts of the world. The historic region went through some rough times, from WWI to WWII, but it is generally now a much safer place to visit and travel to. On the contrary, Northern Europe is home to some of Europe’s best natural wonders, from fjords to geysers. Made up of the Norden countries, the area is also home to many of the world’s happiest cities. In this post, I am going to be writing about 13 cities or spots throughout both regions that I’d love to visit.

Continue reading

Smallest Country in the World: A Guide to Vatican City

Vatican City, the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, is a city-state located within Italy’s capital, Rome. It is home to a population of under 1000 people, and is made up of an area only 44 hectares, making it the world’s smallest country by both area and population. The country serves as a home to Pope Francis, the current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church; St. Peter’s Basilica, the largest church in the world; the Vatican Museums, the 6th most visited museum in the world; and many more Catholic cultural and religious sites. In this post, I will be guiding you throughout the tiny country, going through info on transportation, accommodation, and attractions in the Vatican.

Continue reading

One Day In Bath, England

Located in southwest England, Bath is one of the country’s most beautiful and picturesque cities. It is known for its Roman Baths, built by Romans centuries before the creation of the UK, which helped the city develop into what it is today, as it is named after these baths. It is also known for its collection of Georgian architecture, much of which is built with locally mined Bath Stone. Bath was also the home of Jane Austen, a famous British writer, who wrote the classic ‘Pride & Prejudice’. To sum it up, Bath is pretty much the perfect quintessentially English city. Last summer, my family and I spent a day exploring the city, which I will be writing about in this post!

Continue reading