Calcio Storico: Historical Florentine Football

Starting in in Florence Italy in the 15th century, the Calcio Storico game has lasted through the centuries and is the closest modern day gladiator event. It takes place in Florence’s city center, Piazza Santa Croce, every year on June 24. Calcio translates to “football” and Storico means “historic” – Historical Football. In fact, this game has a combination of soccer, American football, rugby, boxing and mixed martial arts all in one. King Henry III of France was quoted to...

Travel Companions: Traveling Abroad with Pets

Note that this article is specifically for domesticated pets (dogs, cats, and ferrets) entering the European Union. For other traveling animals and different destinations, you can check www.aphis.usda.gov for more information. Traveling with pets to a new country can be stressful. There is a lot to remember and you want to do everything you can to make your pet stay happy and healthy on its journey. I recently undertook this task and I have plenty of advice and knowledge to...

Croatia: Road Trip to the Krka Waterfalls

Krka Waterfalls! This is a must see if you go Croatia. The Krka Waterfalls are located directly between Zadar and Split. Which makes the falls a great stop if you are in the area. It’s the perfect place to hang out and cool off in the hot summer months that Croatia is known for. Croatia can get hot! While I was there the heat reached well over 40 degrees Celcius (100-degrees Fahrenheit). And if you’re like me, who prefers to...

Affordable Adventures: Zadar, Croatia

Zadar! A small seaside town on the coast of Croatia. Before we decided to go to Croatia I knew very little about the country and even less about its cities. We chose the city of Zadar because it was the closest port connection from Italy. Excited to learn about a new destination I took off with a car full of camping, swimming, and adventure supplies. Heading from Tuscany to the east coast I made my way to the port of...

Adventures Packing List Summer

Adventure Packing List: Summer

Every time I head out for a new adventure I need to make a new packing list. Which I really enjoy doing and checking things off my list is so satisfying! I know I have everything I need, and best of all I won’t leave home feeling like I forgot something. The challenge has always been to pack lightly and be prepared for anything. I’ve finally made a perfect summer packing list to help me stay prepared no matter where...