As an American, I really like my credit card. I mean who even carries around cash anymore? One thing I need to get used to in Colombia is carrying cash, and carrying enough of it. We wanted to check out Rio Claro for a day, it's a park where you can hike, raft, zipline, among … Continue reading Pro tip: Always Carry Cash in Colombia
Before I started my journey abroad my employer loaned me some of his old Rick Steves travel guide DVD's. They were fairly outdated, but I still watched and laughed at how dorky they were. My grandma owns the Rick Steves travel Italy book and she swears that it is the best. My mom suggested I … Continue reading Rick Steves is Awesome!
What trains are available Italo - fastest trains between big cities Trenitalia Freccia - Fast trains, multiple types with different speeds, destinations, and luxury Regional - lots of stops, goes to the small cities and stops Intercity - between main Italian cities stopping in the larger cities in between Frecciabianco - "white arrow" fast trains … Continue reading Taking the Train in Italy
Traveling to a new city isn't always the easiest thing, especially if their language and culture is very different than from what you are used to. I've travelled to a lot of different cities and began to form a quick pre-departure plan. Step 1 Download the city and surrounding area on google maps. This allows … Continue reading Steps to Visiting a New City
What did I bring with me in my backpack? Quite a few things, I think I may have actually overpacked. Granted these are my only possessions I will have for the next couple of months, most of what I brought are things that are of low worth to me. Clothing that I am okay with … Continue reading Packing the Backpack