10 Photos to Convince You Italy’s Cinque Terre is Heaven on Earth

My absolute favorite stop on my 3-week whirlwind Italy trip this summer was Cinque Terre. There's no contest. The five villages along this Riviera are the adorable, picturesque, iconic multicolored towns I always dreamed about - with a charming ambience and breathtaking hike between them to complete it. We spent several days here just soaking up the sunshine and laid-back atmosphere (complete with daily siesta) and loved poking into the villages to eat gelato and stroll the quaint alleyways. In…

National Park Pride: My Favorite Parks (So Far!)

Did you know 2016 is the National Park Service's Centennial? All throughout the year, the NPS has hosted celebrations across the country, including free admission days and weeks, special exhibits and ranger talks, and conservation/preservation programs. I absolutely love camping. In case that wasn't clear. And I'm slowly chipping away at the ridiculously long list of national parks I want to visit. Of the 58 official parks in the U.S., I've been to 10 so far. I haven't even made…

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