5 Ways to Escape the Heat in Cinque Terre

By Annika Larson  It’s summer in Italy, which means that any traveler planning on visiting this beautiful country should have their sunblock and water bottle ready, being prepared to battle ninety degree temperatures with high humidity. However, visitors to the Cinque Terre National Park have the advantage, since there are plenty of ways to cool…

Seven Picturesque European Destinations

By Georgia Moore EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND Arguably the most beautiful city in Northern Europe, the Scottish capital is full of vantage points that let you take in the views. From the winding streets and narrow closes of the Old Town, to the planned Georgian splendour of the New Town, the city rewards discovery by foot. But a walk…

Five Hidden Treasures in Rome

By Sally Raven When in Rome, many tourists are dazzled by iconic landmarks such as the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain — and who can blame them? These awe-inspiring landmarks have long since made up the history of the Eternal City. But behind the famous monuments and breathtaking architecture, some of the real relics of Rome are…

7 Awesome Things to do in Naples, Italy

One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Naples is the 3rd largest city in Italy and is located in the Campania region. Naples has been inhabited since the later Stone Age and was then settled by Greeks around the 2nd millennium BC. The following century saw Naples being a major Greek city…

A Foodie in Florence

Gilad Berenstein, founder and CEO of Utrip, is a major foodie. Light dazzles in his eyes as he speaks of the meal he had the previous evening, the matzah ball soup that his mother makes, the perfected pita of Seattle’s Falafel Salam… When he had the opportunity to explore Florence, Italy for a travel conference,…