Travel Nostalgia

Sometimes, when I close my eyes, I can still see myself walking uphill, leaving the Sunset District in San Francisco, on a warm November morning after a walk on Ocean Beach. That was my very last day of my two-month USA solo trip, before going back to post-graduation job hunting. Fast forward almost five years … More Travel Nostalgia

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A Healthy Day in Carnaby

When thinking of Carnaby Street, the word “bliss” doesn’t often come to mind. Carnaby is cool, fun, full of yummy restaurants and binge-worthy shops… but damn, it’s busy. Still, on a sunny Autumn Sunday morning, I managed to discover Carnaby’s chill side in the Marshall Street Leisure Centre‘s stunning Hot Yoga Studio. My Sunday started … More A Healthy Day in Carnaby

Musings about solo travel in Melbourne

Many writers have talked about the power of travelling solo and I’m not sure reading one more post about it will change your life. But what are personal blogs and social media if not an excuse to overshare in a kinda socially acceptable way? So here’s what this post is about actually. Fuck social media … More Musings about solo travel in Melbourne

Coco Bliss Coogee

The scenario “So where do you live?” “Who me? Oh, just at Coco Bliss Coogee,” is more accurate than you would think. Since the Queensland-born raw food and smoothie bowl start-up turned franchise Coco Bliss Collective opened up a branch on Coogee Bay Road, I have been spending my mornings trying every single bowl on … More Coco Bliss Coogee

My 2016 was all over the place

In Italian we have a saying stating that whatever you do for New Year’s, you’re going to do it for the entire year. Call it superstition, but for me it has really been true. Here’s a balance of my 2016 in travel and (if you care) in life. I caught the travel bug at birth, … More My 2016 was all over the place

Things you need to know before you go to Cuba

The time is now to visit Cuba, and yet not all of us know much about it. I certainly didn’t, so here are a few things you need to know before you visit. 1) Visa If you’re visiting Cuba for a holiday lasting less than 30 days you need to show a Tarjeta del Turista, … More Things you need to know before you go to Cuba

In Perugia for the International Journalism Festival: timeless architecture, breath-taking views and foodie treats

What better way to spend the weekend than walking around the dreamy Italian city of Perugia, listening to engaging talks about the future of journalism? Here is my account of my(very touch and go) weekend at the International Journalism Festival 2015. SPOILER ALERT: I didn’t couchsurf this time. … More In Perugia for the International Journalism Festival: timeless architecture, breath-taking views and foodie treats

Why I admire Couchsurfing Hosts

When you work 9 to 6 in a metropolis, having random travellers crash on your couch might not be your ideal of a relaxed evening. Yet, Couchsurfing hosts in over 10 USA cities were willing to put me up – and take me out – for more than a night, showing a kindness and a sense … More Why I admire Couchsurfing Hosts

Couchsurfing chronicles: party at San Francisco’s HQ

A party at San Francisco’s Couchsurfing Headquarters helped me live my surfing experience to the fullest. Read on to find out about what happened last month in San Francisco.  Couchsurfing isn’t only an amazing social network connecting like-minded people who help each other live a unique travelling experience. It’s also a full-on fun Silicon Valley-style … More Couchsurfing chronicles: party at San Francisco’s HQ