Day Trip to Ostia Antica

Ostia Antica

This past Sunday was spent exploring the ancient ruins of Ostia Antica in Rome. The modern suburb of Ostia is only an hour and a half commute from Rome and holds a vast of ancient Roman history as it was the original seaport of Rome, located at the mouth of the Tiber River. The site is now being preserved and is a well-known tourist attraction for visitors wanting to see historical sites in the Eternal City, other then the well-known Colosseum, Pantheon, and Spanish Steps.

Our day started out by early-afternoon joining the hustle and bustle of the city of Rome on a busy Saturday. We took a few metro trips to take us to our end destination. The good thing is that we didn’t have to buy any new tickets as our monthly transport passes were enough, but our visitors in town had to purchase the 1,50€ tickets to come along.

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12 Hours in Florence

LaCasabloga - Florence - Oct 8

This past weekend we took a day trip up to Florence. We hopped on one of the numerous high speed trains that shuttle people back and forth from Rome to Florence, which is only an hour and a half ride, so not too long. I took advantage of this time to catch up on my Italian on my favorite app, Duolingo. See more ways on how I study Italian here. Although Florence is quite a beautiful city, the non-stop rain and cold weather that we encountered made it difficult to fully take in the wonderful sights the city has to offer (check out video on my YouTube channel here or by clicking on the video below).

We received a good bit of recommendations on what to do in Florence from our well-traveled friends in Rome. Since it was our first time in Florence (and first time north of Rome overall!) we wouldn’t have known what were the good spots to check out had we not received recommendations.

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How to Fully Enjoy Your Experience Abroad

What If We Blog - Nice Beach - Aug 13

For the past couple of months, I have been doing a lot of international traveling and have learned a thing or two along the way. I am, by no means, a professional in this topic but I just thought I’d share some ways that will help you make the most of your travels, whether it be international or domestic.

This is a very special post because I collaborated with none other than, Emily from Coat and Coffee. I knew I HAD to collaborate with her because of her great posts on all things travel-related, so I am honored to have her featured on my blog. We came up with 10 ways to fully enjoy your experience abroad. Some of these tips, however, can be taken into consideration for not only international travel, but traveling domestically, or even just taking a trip for the weekend close to home. So if you would like to know how to fully enjoy your travels, keep reading…

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