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7 DAYS U.S.A. SOUTHWEST NATIONAL PARKS ITINERARY + VIDEO

A week-long road trip through the most beautiful and famous west national parks. All the info, the itinerary and the unmissable places between Utah, Arizona and Nevada. You are ready?     Here is the second part of my trip to the USA. In the […]

15 DAYS ROAD TRIP ITINERARY ALONG THE DEEP SOUTH AND MISSISSIPPI, U.S.A. + VIDEO

Here is the travel itinerary for a 2-week road trip along the deep south of the United States and the Mississippi to Nashville in Tennessee. All the cities we have touched and the various things that deserve to be visited. Info and advice on one […]

Top 4 Amazing Tree House Hotels in Italy

Top 4 Amazing Tree House Hotels in Italy

THIS IS THE GUEST POST I WRITE FOR “CAMPING FOR WOMEN” – Original post here The best treehouse where to sleep in Italy   If you’ve always wandered to sleep in a tree house surrounded by meters and meters of snow … it’s the time! […]

ALPE ADRIA CYCLE PATH – FROM AUSTRIA TO THE ITALIAN SEE BY BIKE – ALL THE INFO

ALPE ADRIA CYCLE PATH – FROM AUSTRIA TO THE ITALIAN SEE BY BIKE – ALL THE INFO

For cycling enthusiasts, the Alpe Adria cycle path allows you to start from Salzburg in Austria and reach Grado, on the Italian sea, always on your bike. A 410 kilometer long cycle path that crosses alpine passes, borders, medieval villages and enchanting places to visit.   […]

ORRIDO DELLO SLIZZA IN TARVISIO – AN EASY WALK FOR ALL THE FAMILY

ORRIDO DELLO SLIZZA IN TARVISIO – AN EASY WALK FOR ALL THE FAMILY

In the area of ​​Boscoverde in Tarvisio, in my beloved Friuli, it is possible to walk along an alpine stream with a color so pure and blue that you can not believe it.   SOME INFO: The stream Slizza during its hundreds of years of […]


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Trekking in Val Alba to the hut “cjasut dal Scior” | A magic place with a 360° view on my mountains

Trekking in Val Alba to the hut “cjasut dal Scior” | A magic place with a 360° view on my mountains

ABOVE MOGGIO UDINESE IN FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA IS THE NATURAL RESERVE OF VAL ALBA, 3000 HECTARES OF WOOD, PATHS, RIVERS AND REMAINS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR ALL TO VISIT. Here you will find easy treks suitable for beginners or families  and more difficult treks […]

7 DAYS U.S.A. SOUTHWEST NATIONAL PARKS ITINERARY + VIDEO

A week-long road trip through the most beautiful and famous west national parks. All the info, the itinerary and the unmissable places between Utah, Arizona and Nevada. You are ready?     Here is the second part of my trip to the USA. In the […]

15 DAYS ROAD TRIP ITINERARY ALONG THE DEEP SOUTH AND MISSISSIPPI, U.S.A. + VIDEO

Here is the travel itinerary for a 2-week road trip along the deep south of the United States and the Mississippi to Nashville in Tennessee.

All the cities we have touched and the various things that deserve to be visited.

Info and advice on one of the most beautiful and unforgettable journeys of my life.

 

 

In autumn 2016, me, Simon and 2 friends made one of the most beautiful and desired trips of our life.

Since we love the unusual destinations for this holiday we decided to travel along the deep south of the United States starting from Texas, passing through Louisiana, doing Halloween in New Orleans and going up the Mississippi to Memphis and Nashville.

In between there were football and basketball games, washing machines, lots of junk food, thousands of kilometers, hotels, motels, apartments with a rooftop pool and of course skyscrapers with breathtaking views everywhere.

 

THE ITINERARY

Austin, Texas – 2 days

Austin is the capital of the state of Texas. Impossible not to spend at least 2 days. Besides being beautiful, it is a city famous for its thousands of live music venues. In fact, you must know that when New Orleans was partly destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, many musicians moved to Austin, a university city full of life. The famous 6th Street becomes pedestrian from Friday evening to Sunday and in this very long street you can find all kinds of entertainment and parties.

The part that I prefer is the district of South Congress with its vintage shops where you can always find a few gems but also the center with its historic buildings and dozens of graffiti that you can take pictures of the city are amazing. Do not forget to have a drink in some rooftop even better river view, the colors in Texas are crazy.

For other things to see in Austin, take a look at my post “What to visit in Austin” .

On the way from Austin to Bandera we stopped at:

  • San Marco Premium Outlets: unmissable business on clothing and every type of accessory.
  • Wimberley: where you can visit a perfectly recreated Piooner Town for free or take a look at the classic American flea markets. In my opinion very cute to see.

Bandera, Texas – 3 Days

A must for a trip along the deep south of the United States. Bandera is the last city of cowboys in fact it is still possible to go around on horseback practically anywhere. I recommend you stay a few days on a ranch and try real cowboy life. Breakfast with eggs and bacon, morning on horseback through the land of the ranch, lunch with cowboy and wrangler lunch and afternoon … well, a dip in the pool! I know it’s not like a real cowboy, but it’s hard not to take advantage of the heat it does in Texas! In the evening a nice barbecue and to finish the famous “Smores” to prepare and to roast around the fire. Does this seem like a place you can not miss? Well it is! (We have stayed here ” Silver spur Ranch” recommended!” )

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NO BAKE AND GELATIN-FREE LAYERED CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE

NO BAKE AND GELATIN-FREE LAYERED CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE

A SWEET NOT TOO SWEET? IS THE CHEESECAKE! HOW IS IT POSSIBLE? THANKS TO PHILADELPHIA, A CREAMY CHEESE WITH ACIDULOUS TASTE THAT ALLOWS TO DAMPEN THE SWEET OF CHOCOLATE AND OTHER INGREDIENTS.     I could tell to convince you: “If my brother-in-law has eaten […]

TREKKING ON MOUNT JOANAZ AND LUNCH AT AGRITURISMO ZARO

TREKKING ON MOUNT JOANAZ AND LUNCH AT AGRITURISMO ZARO

Trekking suitable for everyone above Faedis starting from the Madonnina del Domm and arriving at the top of Mount Joanaz. A breathtaking view of the Julian Alps with a unique view of Mount Matajur still whitened with snow.       Mount Joanaz is a […]

Top 4 Amazing Tree House Hotels in Italy

Top 4 Amazing Tree House Hotels in Italy

THIS IS THE GUEST POST I WRITE FOR “CAMPING FOR WOMEN” – Original post here

The best treehouse where to sleep in Italy

 

If you’ve always wandered to sleep in a tree house surrounded by meters and meters of snow … it’s the time!
The United States has been the forerunners of this wonderful idea and even Italy in recent years has worked hard to make tourists and locals live a unique experience by spending a holiday staying meters high in the middle of our amazing woods.
I’m so happy to announce that one of the most beautiful and design tree house is in my area, the northeast of Italy, in the middle to Venice and Austria and this place is really magic.

1- The Pinecone of Malga Priu, Ugovizza in Friuli Venezia Giulia (Italy) 

 
In a place where man and nature come together the Pinecone is a design treehouse built respecting nature and its environment. 3 amazing floors where you can see the woods around at 360°.
This is part of one of the many eco-sustainable projects to support the mountain economy even in the less touristic areas of Italy. It combines respect for the environment and design and aims to bring more people closer to the mountains and to eco-sustainable tourism. This is absolute not cheap but I assure you that the experience pay back the money spent.
At the main floor you can find the living room, the toilet and the kitchen all built with local wood from Italian artisans. At the top floor you can find in an amazing round room the bedroom with a window above you perfect to see the stars before sleeping and on the lower floor 2 hanging chairs wait you for your relax with a breathtaking panorama. Isn’t a magic place to stay?

2- Tree Village in Claut, Friuli Venezia Giulia

This is the biggest treehouse village of Italy. Here you can find more solutions and is perfect for families. Built in the middle of a National Park close to the most amazing mountains of the Dolomites, the memories of a holiday in this village will remain in the heart forever. Here the contact with nature is total. Breakfast is served under the leaves of the trees before going out to explore the park through well-marked paths or swim in the river.
The activities for kids are various and the parents have the time to relax and have fun.

 3- B&B La piantata, Arlena di Castro (Viterbo)

 The owner say: “At 8 meters from the ground, among 12 hectares of hills planted with lavender, in the thick foliage of an ancient oak tree, it has built the refuge of your dreams”.
This is the dream of any foreigner who comes on holiday in Italy, sleep in the country surrounded by rows of vines or cultivated fields and to feel this classic “italian atmosphere”. This place is a super luxury treehouse where you can have breakfast in your private balcony and smell the fragrance of the lavender all around you. This is a really love escape where you can appreciate the slow pace of time and being together.

4- Caravan Park in Alto Adige

If you love the mountains and the classic alpine style this area is what you are looking for. The Alto Adige is famous for the amazing mountains and for the beauty of their villages. During a holiday here you can opt for a sporty trip and do trekking, hiking, mtb and more or with their dozens of spas decide to take a holiday in total relaxation. If you want also to combine an unique experience the treehouse at the Caravan Park is the best you can find.  Here you have a flat all for you with an incredible view and bathroom with sensory shower, whirlpool and sauna. Not bad at all!

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A perfect day | Walk in the scenic Rilke trail, aperitif at the fisherman port and fish dinner in Sistiana

A perfect day | Walk in the scenic Rilke trail, aperitif at the fisherman port and fish dinner in Sistiana

Every person is different and loves different things. For me, on this rainy afternoon, many of the things I love have joined. I, Simon and our dog Giorgino, walking around, on a path that I had never done before, aperitif looking at the sea and […]

Visit the Barcis lake and the alpine villages of Poffabro, Frisanco and Andreis – All the INFO

Visit the Barcis lake and the alpine villages of Poffabro, Frisanco and Andreis – All the INFO

A sunny day to discover the enchanting Lake Barcis, a walk along the old Cellina road and also a visit to the famous alpine villages Poffabro and Frisanco.     It’s Sunday morning, we’re still in bed. We do not know what time it is. […]

VEGETARIAN CAULIFLOWER, LEEKS AND CURRY PIE

VEGETARIAN CAULIFLOWER, LEEKS AND CURRY PIE

Quick and easy vegetarian savory pie with leeks, cauliflower cream and curry. Perfect to amaze your friends during an aperitif or as a unique dish to combine with a salad.

 

 

 

By now you know that for me the recipes must be tasty but also easy and fast, so when Simon made me this pie one evening, I could not share it with you.

We love savory pies and we try always to make new ones. In this case we wanted to combine two of the products that are always in the supermarket counter at a spice with a strong flavor and oriental taste: the yellow curry.

 

 

RECIPE

Finely chop an onion, a potato and two leeks and sauté them in a pan with a little bit of olive oil.

Steam the cauliflower and take it what you feel you need it. We used a quarter of it. Blend it with ricotta cheese, salt, pepper and curry. Combine the mixture with the leeks, the potato and onion, mix well, correct with spices and fill the puff pastry that you have laid out in the pan. Create a large edge, covering part of the savory pie and bake at 180 degrees for 25 minutes.

 

THE INGREDIENTS

1 puff pastry

2 leeks

1 white onion

1 big potato

1 cauliflower

curry q.b.

1 ricotta

 

Let me know if you have succeeded as good as ours!

Leave a comment below!

 

 

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ALPE ADRIA CYCLE PATH – FROM AUSTRIA TO THE ITALIAN SEE BY BIKE – ALL THE INFO

ALPE ADRIA CYCLE PATH – FROM AUSTRIA TO THE ITALIAN SEE BY BIKE – ALL THE INFO

For cycling enthusiasts, the Alpe Adria cycle path allows you to start from Salzburg in Austria and reach Grado, on the Italian sea, always on your bike. A 410 kilometer long cycle path that crosses alpine passes, borders, medieval villages and enchanting places to visit.   […]


My Diary

FROM THE BEGINNING TO NOW. WHAT’S GOING ON IN MY LIFE

FROM THE BEGINNING TO NOW. WHAT’S GOING ON IN MY LIFE

Traveling full-time for work could sounds good but doing this for years and years is cool at the beginning.  At the end, it becomes just a job, so last month I decide to stop.

Quit the job that everyone wants for a normal work in a normal boring city is not really a story that everyone would like to read but this is my story, the story of a girl from a small town who has done it alone making her dreams come true.

Hello sweeties,

I’m writing this maybe more for myself than for the others.

One chapter of my life is finish and I still feel in the limbo trying to find my dimension in this “normal” life.

A BIT OF MY STORY

I always love the Bartending and when I was 20, after finish school and made some little experience behind the bar I decide to improve my skills and I moved ( alone LOL ) at first in London for learn English imagining that it could be useful to me and after in Milan “the cocktails world capital”.

In England I have been learning about team work and how to behave and talk among colleagues and costumers. Something that in Italy it is not taken into consideration too much.

DISCOVER MY PHOTO POST ABOUT THE STREET ART YOU WILL LOVE IN LONDON

In Milan I learned all I know about making drinks and the management of a cafe bar thanks to an excellent barman and a great boss and making specific courses.

After 5 years like this, by a stroke of luck I was called for an interview with Redbull and is start my “all around the world job”.

For my last 6 years I travelled for something like 30 weeks per year from Japan to India and USA, Canada, Singapore, China, all around Europe and more..

It was so cool and special to have the possibility to travel like this doing the job that you love.

I always feel so grateful for this and proud of myself too.

So now is coming the sad part of the story. Been always around the world it makes you lose all your family special moments ( and for an Italian that’s all). (more…)

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