Venice is over 500 kilometres from Rome. If you were to drive it would take you 5.5 to 6.5 hours to get there. So you might think I’m bonkers to say that you can explore Venice from Rome in a day – But if you’re on a tight Italian itinerary and you’ve always dreamed of seeing the sinking city, then a day trip from Rome to Venice is just the solution you need.
Tuscany and wine are the perfect pairing. The Tuscany region of Italy, located north of Rome is home to some of the country’s best wines and most beautiful views. Tuscany is known for its rolling hills, its vibrant cultural cities, its picturesque hilltop towns, and for the food and wine that people flock here for. When planning your trip, it can be hard to figure out where to go in Tuscany, but I’ll fill you in on the best Tuscan villages to visit for a day-trip from Rome.
Sometimes it’s hard to choose how you’re going to spend your 10 day vacation in a new country. If you’re anything like me, then it will never seem like enough time, because you want to see EVERYTHING. When I created my 10 day Italy itinerary, there were a few places I absolutely wanted to see, as it was my first time in this classical country.
There’s something wild about the ocean. On a bright day in the Caribbean, it seems calm and happy, but in the rough coastline of Vancouver Island, that ocean has this raw power that is allowed to roam free. Everything about the ocean in Tofino, British Columbia is mighty. Tofino is the land of surf, seas, and rugged landscape.
With limited vacation days a year, you get used to exploring a place on a whirlwind schedule. You can still get to know a place, even when zooming through, but Victoria, British Columbia needed more time then I could give it. Victoria is a gorgeous city, aptly named the Garden City, and is a great getaway or stop for a Vancouver Island road trip.
There’s a feeling you get when you are sitting on a beach that stretches on forever feeling the wind whip your hair across your face and listening to the ocean beat ferociously against the shore. Bliss. The smell of the salty air and watching as a bald eagle flies overhead is nothing short of a blissful experience at the western edge of British Columbia. At Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, you feel like you’re at the edge of the world.
Silence. The motor of the boat has been cut, and you drift, bobbing with the waves in the Pacific Ocean. You’re surrounded by blue, and you can see mountains in the distance. But that’s not what you are here for. You are waiting, silently, scanning the water for a sign from the top predator of the ocean: the orca. Whale watching is a huge draw for visitors in British Columbia, and there are no questions as to why: seeing these beautiful marine mammals in the wild is an incredible experience.