Italy

Lessons Learned Having Lunch With The World’s Most Famous Butcher

Monday, March 13, 2017

As I parked my car, my belly began to rumble. I hadn’t eaten anything since Friday afternoon, almost 24 hours before. No need to waste stomach space when you’re going to visit the world’s most famous butcher, after all. I was in the small, hilltop village of Panzano in Chianti, in the scenic countryside between […]

Here’s What It Would Look Like To Live In A Castle In Italy

Sunday, March 23, 2014

I get a fair amount of unsolicited emails on a daily basis here at TheExpeditioner, including everything from PR agencies announcing news about a new hotel opening somewhere in Costa Rica to travel startups letting me know about their newest app launch, which is all fine and good. If I had more time, I would […]

Scaling Italy’s Iron Roads

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Every so often, in the hills of northern Italy, travelers still stumble onto caches of rusting grenades beneath the snow and ice that lingers from World War I. Italian and Austrian soldiers once crept over these heights under the shade of night, their ears red as raw meat from the snow. They clambered up sheer […]

The Expeditioner Presents (Episode 3): Italy with Stephen Oddo [Video]

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Expeditioner Presents (Episode 3): Italy with Stephen Oddo In the third episode of The Expeditioner Presents, I sit down with Stephen Oddo of Walks Of Italy to discuss Italy. Stephen is the co-founder of Walks Of Italy, a travel tour company that offers walking tours all around Italy, including night tours of the Coliseum, […]

Navigating The Med On A Smile And A Shoestring: Part Seven (Palermo)

Friday, February 8, 2013

During this past summer Contributing Editor Hannah Bowman found herself on an island in the Mediterranean Sea. She liked it there, but didn’t want to stay forever. So, with a tent on her back, one month to play with and a handsome Flem by the name of P.J. in tow, she headed north. “Navigating the […]

Navigating The Med On A Smile And A Shoestring: Part Six (Wild Camping In Sardinia)

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

During this past summer Contributing Editor Hannah Bowman found herself on an island in the Mediterranean Sea. She liked it there, but didn’t want to stay forever. So, with a tent on her back, one month to play with and a handsome Flem by the name of P.J. in tow, she headed north. “Navigating the […]

Navigating The Med On A Smile And A Shoestring: Part Five (A German And His Donkey)

Monday, January 21, 2013

During this past summer Contributing Editor Hannah Bowman found herself on an island in the Mediterranean Sea. She liked it there, but didn’t want to stay forever. So, with a tent on her back, one month to play with and a handsome Flem by the name of P.J. in tow, she headed north. “Navigating the […]

Navigating The Med On A Smile And A Shoestring: Part Three (Small Bums And Big Hearts)

Friday, November 23, 2012

During this past summer Contributing Editor Hannah Bowman found herself on an island in the Mediterranean Sea. She liked it there, but didn’t want to stay forever. So, with a tent on her back, one month to play with and a handsome Flem by the name of P.J. in tow, she headed north. “Navigating the […]

Navigating The Med On A Smile And A Shoestring: Part One (The Mission)

Friday, October 12, 2012

During this past summer Contributing Editor Hannah Bowman found herself on an island in the Mediterranean Sea. She liked it there, but didn’t want to stay forever. So, with a tent on her back, one month to play with and a handsome Flem by the name of P.J. in tow, she headed north. “Navigating the […]

How To See Venice On A Budget (No, Really)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Like other top European city-break destinations such as London and Paris, Venice has a reputation for being pretty expensive. It’s true that if you’re not careful you could end up blowing half your budget on one meal — albeit, probably a very good one — but Venice certainly doesn’t have to be a bank breaker. […]

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