10 things to do in Waikiki

While planning our honeymoon we have read a lot that Waikiki is one of the most expensive areas on Oahu Island, Hawaii. Yet we found out that there are many things to do in Waikiki, and not all are as expensive as you might guess. Keep reading to discover how …

Discover the secrets inside the Antelope Canyon

  “Rain comes into this canyon like a whirlpool. Think about it like sandpaper. The sand mixes with water whirling through the canyon and sculpts the walls.” (Leonard Nez, Navajo tour guide) While everyone seems to remember that Arizona is the Grand Canyon state, a trip there wouldn’t be complete …

Planning a trip to Disney World Orlando

Who said that Disney parks are for kids only? Not me, that’s for sure: if I’m exploring an area close to a Disney park, rest assured that I’ll make room in my schedule for at least one full day of fun. Orlando, in Florida, proved to be the biggest challenge. …

The Grand Canyon’s most beautiful sights

Recognized as one of the grand seven natural wonders of the world, the magnificent Grand Canyon is probably Arizona’s most distinguishable landmark. Our first visit there dates back to 2008. It was also our very first trip to the United States of America, and back then my husband wasn’t overly …

The ultimate guide to planning the perfect honeymoon

A view of Hanauma Bay, Oahu I live in a part of Italy where people still sometimes think of me as a “socially accepted weirdo” because I plan my own trips without going to a travel agency. Imagine their faces when I announced that I’d be simultaneously arranging both my …

Route 66: Oatman, the ghost town

A few miles from Kingman, on the iconic Route 66, in the United States of America, there’s a real “ghost town“. Arizona in fact isn’t only home of amazing places like the Grand Canyon, the Horseshoe Bend or the Antelope Canyon. Here, among the Black Mountains of Mohave County, there …

Lanikai: the Heavenly beach

Lanikai means “Heavenly sea“. True to its name, this awesome beach is located in the town of Kailua, on the coast of Oahu, Hawaii. I was waiting for a much bigger strip of sand, like the huge ones I found for example in Santa Monica (CA), so at first I …

The legend of Mato and Wanblee

The Devils Tower (Wyoming, United States of America) first became famous in modern times because of the 1977 movie “Close Encounters of the Third Kind“: Aliens are among us… right? As we were discussing on Instagram, whenever something strange for which we cannot find a rational explanation comes up, people …