Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Have you ever traveled to Italy?

Do you like to travel abroad?

Michelle just came back from a trip to Italy with her husband and today she’ll tell us what she did plus she’ll give us some useful tips on how to make the most of your next trip abroad.

At All Ears English when we travel we like to dive into the culture and hang out with locals.

We like to have authentic, local experiences. When you travel this way it helps you feel more like a part of the culture and you’ll have a richer experience.

Check out today’s episode for all of the details!

What did Michelle do on her trip to Italy?

She went on a food tour, a Colosseum tour, tried a casual local restaurant in Venice near the university, wandered around the streets and markets,  and she even found some non-touristy places to spend time.

One of her favorite things to do when traveling is to take a cooking class.

It was great fun–she cooked pasta, she went to a market, and tried different foods.

They even made tiramisu.

Have you ever taken a cooking class when traveling?

Here are some helpful and fun tips for traveling in Italy!

These tips will help you to get the most out of your trip, and also help you to see everything you want to see. 

  1. Get lost: Get rid of your map and take a long stroll. Wander “off the beaten path” to find new neighborhoods rather than the ones everyone is visiting. Try something different and see how much fun that can be.
  2. Find the local places: It can be really tempting to go to restaurants that have pictures on their menus, but these places are often tourist traps. Find a small place away from the main drag for potentially the best meal. Eat street food AND at restaurants try something different. Don’t be afraid of trying something new or unfamiliar. 
  3. Take the train and the bus between cities: This is a great way to see all the beautiful countryside in Italy. The scenery alone is well worth it!
  4. Go when it’s off season: Why? Because it’s not as crowded and you can see more. It may not seem like the norm, but it will pay off big time in what you see.

Takeaway:

When is your next trip?

If you’re going to take a trip like this then make it memorable.

Don’t just do the same old thing!

Don’t follow the touristy path, make it your own.

It can make for a great adventure and the trip of a lifetime!

What questions do you have today?

Let us know in the comments below.

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