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Italian Road Trip

Italian Cross-Country Road Trip

A week-long cross-country road trip is something that I have never done and when the opportunity arose I was so excited to hit the road! My partner has an old fashion Volkswagen van that he fixed up and set a mattress in the back, with a small retractable tent harnessed to the top. Itching to get on the road we packed our bags and were off.   Day One Our first destination was a seaside town where a Vans skateboarding...

Panzano

Lovely Panzano

The most interesting and magical place in all of my travels so far was the day I went to Panzano. We drove several miles through the windy vineyards of Chianti Tuscany and at the top of this small hill was a piccolo (little) medieval town. After we parked, walked into the town, and found a beautiful restaurant where we decided to grab a bite to eat before exploring the area. As we sat down outside with a ceiling of wisteria hanging...

Quasi Quasi and Beta Bar

Beta Bar and Quasi Quasi: The Beat-ing Hearts of Valdarno Tuscany

There are all kinds of social spots, hundreds of cafes and thousands of pubs and bars all over the world. Hired servers and bartenders who can make a good drink in exchange for, usually, a pricey payment. This type of experience is easy to find anywhere and, generally, the experience ends there. However, in my travels to Europe, I found a very special place in one of the most unexpected corners of the world. Where the experience of food and...

Volpaia

Volpaia: A Hidden Treasure of Tuscany Italy

Chianti Tuscany is a vast area of green hills, vineyards, and forest making this part of the world one of the most beautiful places ever seen. With acres and acres of vineyards its easy to see why it would be the most famous place in Italy for wine.  In addition to the delicious Tuscan cuisine, this area of Italy brings its visitors the sensation of time travel. With perfectly preserved architecture, language and culture a person can feel as though they...