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    Garden Route: Wild Spirit Backpackers Review

    Wild Spirit Backpackers is popular for a reason. The property is hidden in the forest and has stunning views. If you’re traveling along the Garden Route, be sure to check them out. It’s only a 5 minute drive from the N2. They are in Nature’s Valley. Booking Date: January 2019 (2 nights)   ATMOSPHERE The staff are warm and welcoming. If you need help booking any excursion, they are willing to help you. They booked my kayak and lilo excursion at Tsitsikamma National Park. There were families with kids, solo travelers, and couples staying on the property.  They have camp fires, a yoga room, piano room, and an open deck,…

  • Sapori e Saperi Seafood Cooking Class in Tuscany, Italy
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    One Day Cooking Class in Italy

    Maybe it’s just me, but I noticed how oversaturated the cooking class business in Italy is. Too many to choose from depending on what you’re looking. And the cuisine varies from region to region. Sapori e Saperi, in my opinion, was worth every nickel and dime. Disclaimer: This was self-sponsored. All opinions expressed are my own.     Our chef’s name was Gabriella. She is Italian and has lived all her life in Italy. Class Location: Gabriella’s house, near Viareggio in the Tuscany regionClass Date: May 2017Duration: Approx. 6 hoursStart time: 9 AM We first met up at the pier. Spent approximately 20 minutes there. Gabrielle brought some freshly caught seafood from…

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    Lake Garda Hostel Review

    I have to admit that after last year, I started to dislike hostels. It was a hit-or-miss experience. Some hostels made it easy to socialize with fellow guests. There were some in dire need of renovation. Some had high reviews but left me disappointed. And the list goes on. But Lake Garda Hostel, located in Northern Italy, along with another Italian hostel gave me renewed hope. I had such a pleasant time here that I returned back for an additional day on my way from Bolzano. Stay Date: May 2017 (6 nights)   ATMOSPHERE The ambiance is inviting and friendly. They make it easy for you to meet guests by having a communal dinner…