How to Stay Safe When Avoiding Tourist Spots

The tourist vs traveler dichotomy is prevalent in travel circles. I’m not a tourist, I’m a traveler Technically, a tourist, by definition, is one who travels for pleasure.  So while this basically renders the aforementioned two clauses incompatible by the transitive property, the sentiment is understood. You don’t want to be a typical tourist (e.g.…

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The Phenomenon of Gelato on a Stick

Obviously Italy is great for food.  But there’s one thing that I was actually really surprised to discover.  Maybe I’ve just been stuck under a rock, but these little Italian popsicles are awesome. Ashley pulled us aside while walking through Milan to venture to this small place that looked like a popsicle shop.  Did I…

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