Les Calanques – Marseille’s Hidden Mediterranean Paradise

August 2019. I had been jobless for a few months, so if I really wanted vacays, they had got to be cheap! So I booked a Flixbus (a European low-cost bus company) and the cheapest (and lousiest) hostel I could find in Marseille, France, and hit the road! Marseille is only six hours away fromContinue reading “Les Calanques – Marseille’s Hidden Mediterranean Paradise”

Marseille, France – A Masterpiece of Contrasts

Some 10+ years ago my family and I took a road trip to Spain, but somewhere in France we got lost and accidentally got into Marseille.I didn’t get to see much of it back then, but a few glimpses were enough to fill my hungry nomad eyes with wonder! Over the years I heard andContinue reading “Marseille, France – A Masterpiece of Contrasts”

Goodbye Choo-Choo, Introducing Balù

Hey everyone! It’s been a while, I know… Six months have gone by since I moved back to Italy from Bolivia and I still haven’t managed to fully overcome the reverse culture shock, but at least I’ve made some progress. During this time I’ve been traveling locally, so I hope in my next articles I’llContinue reading “Goodbye Choo-Choo, Introducing Balù”

Sustainable Tourism: Going Beyond the Triple Bottom Line

In my previous article I briefly shared with you my concern over the evolution of the tourist industry and the negative effects of mass tourism. While trying to understand this issue better, I came across Bruce Poon Tip on YouTube, who has become an inspiration for me. He is a Canadian entrepreneur who in theContinue reading “Sustainable Tourism: Going Beyond the Triple Bottom Line”

Tourism Must Change!

Hey there! I haven’t been very active on this blog lately and also I haven’t traveled much in the past couple months. But on the plus side, I have made a huge progress in dealing with the reverse culture shock caused by my return to Italy. Yes, I still feel a bit like a fishContinue reading “Tourism Must Change!”

Prisoner of Hope

Return to your fortress, you prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you. Zachariah 9:12, The Bible I usually write about travels. I’m a travel blogger… or at least I’m trying to be one. But this post is about life! This year has been marked by uncertainty from dayContinue reading “Prisoner of Hope”

Chieri, Italy – Lesser Known Places

Raise your hand if you have ever heard of Chieri! No, you’re not ignorant. Nobody has heard of it, except people who live there. Yet Chieri is a truly dreamy place and, therefore, perfect for my “Lesser Known Places” series. Sustainable tourism Mass tourism is rapidly destroying our world’s natural and historic treasures and IContinue reading “Chieri, Italy – Lesser Known Places”

Safety in São Paulo

Hey peeps! I’m writing from Turin (Italy), the place that I used to call home for over 10 years and that I have to call home again. *sigh* I’m between jobs, so I can’t really go anywhere for now, though my nomadic instincts make me want to evade. I guess I’ll just enjoy the beautyContinue reading “Safety in São Paulo”

24 Hours in São Paulo

Yes, I know what you are thinking: “São Paulo is huge! How much can you really see in 24 hours?” Indeed, São Paulo is an endless jungle made of concrete, asphalt and human beings, but with a good planning you can carve your way through it and discover the beauties hidden in the tangle. IContinue reading “24 Hours in São Paulo”

Five Things I Loved About São Paulo

I got to spend 3 days in São Paulo earlier this month (April 2019). I love Brazil, so this was a real treat for me! Honestly, I didn’t expect much from it since most of the reviews I read were rather negative. Yet I was pleasantly surprised! I know 3 days are not enough toContinue reading “Five Things I Loved About São Paulo”