Travel Tip: How to pick up a SIM card for your phone in Italy 

Once upon a time when you visited a foreign country you kept in touch with friends and family back home with postcards and sporadic (and expensive) phone calls. Not so anymore, mobile phone plans (the majority of which are pay-as-you go and not bound by contract) in Italy are incredibly affordable. There’s a lot of competition … Continue reading Travel Tip: How to pick up a SIM card for your phone in Italy 

Temporary closure of the Cinque Terre coastal trail (SVA) between Vernazza and Monterosso

Update, October 2017: Both sections of the SVA that were closed last month (between Monterosso and Vernazza and between Monterosso and Levanto) have reopened.  For info on trail status in the Cinque Terre, check out this post. Happy trails!  -Amy The coastal trail connecting the five villages of the Cinque Terre is currently closed between the … Continue reading Temporary closure of the Cinque Terre coastal trail (SVA) between Vernazza and Monterosso