The Ride of my Life, Bellagio, Varenna and a Long, Long Boat Ride July 27th 2012 Back in the 16th century there was a traditional rite of passage; so to speak, that many young aristocrats took throughout Europe called the Grand Tour. The Grand Tour consisted of exploring the Europe and learning new topics that books or professors could not teach. Through first hand experience, students on the Grand Tour would learn about foreign culture, languages, and history by immersing the ... read more
Europe » Italy » Lombardy » Como Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
Traveling is one of the greatest things to do on this planet. The advantages are endless, except for emptying out bank accounts. Meeting new people, seeing the world through someone else's eyes, understanding new perspectives, experiencing different cultures, and getting out of the beloved comfort zone, are the main reasons for my venturing off into the unknown.
While traveling, I have made a promise to myself to stray away from tourist traps and commercialized areas. I want to experience the culture, the way of life, the true destination that I am inhibiting for a short period of time. T... full info