• europe,  hiking,  outdoors,  travel

    Italy: Hiking Monte Baldo (Lake Garda)

    Monte Baldo in Northern Italy is a spectacular place for hiking. It’s 23 mi (37 km) long and 7 mi (11 km) wide. Located in a town called Malcesine around Lake Garda. Lies between the provinces of Trento and Verona.   GETTING THERE If you don’t have access to a car, you can reach Malcesine by bus or ferry depending on where you are coming from. A bus ticket from Peschiera del Garda to Malcesine was 10 euros ($11.50 USD). The ride time was 1.5 hours. If you are driving and need to find parking in Malcesine, click here. For bus routes, click here (for anywhere within Lake Garda) and…

  • europe,  reviews,  travel

    Meet Garda Lake 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 Garda Lake 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…