• europe,  hiking,  outdoors,  travel

    Italy: Hiking Monte Baldo

    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.   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. For ferry information, click here. For bus routes, click here. To reach the start of Colma di Malcesine trail, you can take the rotating cable car to the top. The ride itself…

  • europe,  reviews,  travel

    Review: Meet Hostel

    Disclaimer: All opinions expressed are my own. This was not sponsored by Meet Hostel or anyone. I paid for 100% of my stay. 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 Meet 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. Mind you, this N-E-V-E-R happens.  …

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