4 Things You Should Know Before Visiting Cinque Terre

Recently, on the way home from Florence, we stopped for lunch in Vernazza, a small town in the province of La Spezia. Vernazza is one of the five towns that make up the Cinque Terre. Contrary to popular assumption, Cinque Terre is not the name of a city, but in fact, a string of five seaside…

3 Things I Learned my First Week in Nice

1. Lunchtime explosions are the norm. The first thing you'll notice as you fly into the Côte d'Azur is the water. The Mediterranean sea is a breathtaking turquoise that rivals even the Caribbean. The second thing you'll notice after you land is the cannon. That's right. Every day, at noon on the dot, the sky is filled…

Illegal Cheese

The average French person eats a whopping 57 lbs of cheese every year, in contrast with the average American who eats around 33 lbs. Not incredibly surprising given they produce just over a thousand different varieties. Now imagine a country around the size of Texas that produces 2 million tons of cheese each year – this…