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”

Reverse Culture Shock

I’m dealing with reverse culture shock (RCS) right now. Reverse culture shock: the distress you experience when you go back home, after spending some time away. Nothing new, nothing unexpected, nothing extreme. But it’s there and I can’t ignore it. Gotta face it! Stuff I Feel and Think I knew this transition was not goingContinue reading “Reverse Culture Shock”

Traveling Made Me Racist

No, this is not a click bait. It is a brutal, honest truth I am ashamed of and struggled with. I have thought a lot about whether or not I should write and publish this article and the reason why I decided to do it, is because I believe it can help other people overcome racismContinue reading “Traveling Made Me Racist”

Disgusting Food I Love

Normal people traveling: “Where can we find a nice restaurant where we can try good local food?” Italians traveling: “Where can we find pizza and pasta?” (sorry for stereotyping you, dear Italian readers, but you guys know this is not that far from the truth, after all) Me traveling: “Where can I get the weirdestContinue reading “Disgusting Food I Love”

How I Afford to Travel – 7 Tips for Traveling on a Budget

When it comes to traveling, people sometimes ask me “What do you do?” or “What do your parents do?” – which translated means “How do you afford to travel so much?” Well it’s time to reveal the secret! And no, I’m not rich and I don’t sell drugs either! Many of my trips were/are studyContinue reading “How I Afford to Travel – 7 Tips for Traveling on a Budget”

Choo-Choo Lucky-Lucky

I am happy to introduce to you Choo-Choo Lucky-Lucky, my new travel dummy. The name comes from the Indonesian “cucu laki-laki”, meaning grandson. If you are wondering why that name, there is no reason other than the fact that it sounds funny. Characteristics: Name: Nomad Surname: Dummy Occupation: nomad dummy Height: 1 and a halfContinue reading “Choo-Choo Lucky-Lucky”

Reactions To My TOP 5 Favorite COUNTRIES

Every country I have visited so far had something unique and fascinating that made me fall in love with it. Sometimes it’s the people, other times the culture, the food, some place in particular, or a mix of different elements. Here is a list of my top 5 favorite countries and my reaction to them:Continue reading “Reactions To My TOP 5 Favorite COUNTRIES”