A Week on the Amalfi Coast
Italy Itinerary 8 nights - Vietri Sul Mare, Sorrento, Capri, Positano, Amalfi Coast, Ischia
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NIGHT 1- VIETRI SUL MARE

On our first night we made our way into town to explore! We chose to stay in Vietri Sul Mare because it was the most affordable airbnb we could find for the week we were visiting and it was right next to the train station and not too far from the ferry port. It still took us 1-3 hours to get to every spot we wanted to which was a bummer but taking books on the train and soaking in the gorgeous views on the ferry helped pass the time! If I were to replan this trip I think I would have liked to stay in Sorrento.

Ristoarte Da Nando
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Our first meal was one of my favorites - I got this yummy gluten-free spaghetti 🍝 🦞 we enjoyed gelato afterwards next door at Dolcefreddo! (I did have at least one gelato a day here for 8 days straight 😄 mainly coffee, caramel, and mint!)
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The town was filled with charm, and it was enjoyable staying in a quieter town. Vietri Sul Mare is known for its beautiful ceramic!

Vietri sul Mare
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We flew into Naples & took a car service (organized by our Airbnb host) to our accommodation in Vietre Saul Mare. We paid about $4500 USD for an 8 night stay divided between 6 guests
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DAY 1 - SORRENTO

How we got there: train from Vietri Sul Mare to Sorrento (we transferred from one station in Pompei to another about a mile walk away) then walked from Sorrento train station to Foreigners Club, taxi to Via Capo, walk to beach

Foreigner's Club
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We had an incredible lunch at The Foreigners Club. It is a quick walk from the train station with lots of pretty views along the way! The restaurant overlooks the water and has plenty of beautiful areas to enjoy. I enjoyed the gnocchi & shrimp salad. Icing on the cake was after mentioning my gluten allergy when ordering my meal, they even brought me a gluten free bread roll! 10/10 service, ambiance, and food!! Did I mention gluten-free calamari!?!?!
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After lunch we took a taxi as far as it would get us towards Bagni Regina Giovanna- a beautiful beach off the beaten path! Lots of hidden gems and views in this area- breathtaking photo ops here too!

Bagni Regina Giovanna
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Have your taxi drop you at Via Capo street then head down towards the beach! Follow the path you see us take in my TikTok! It was super crowded and difficult to find rocks to sit on so I definitely suggest getting here as early as you can! You can lounge and swim and Cliff jump! Be SO careful, I sliced up my whole stomach and legs trying to get onto the rocks from the ocean- water shoes would have been a game changer here.
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Cafè Latino ristorante pizzeria lounge bar
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We had a nice dinner at Cafe latino Sorrento. I got the gluten-free pizza which was not super great, 5/10 but the restaurant was really cute! My friends all enjoyed their food.
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DAY 2 - CAPRI

How we got there: We took the train to Naples then taxi to ferry port then ferry to Capri

l'isola dei sapori, Capri
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I ordered this cheesy zucchini pasta and it was one of the best pasta dishes I have ever had!!!! My friends enjoyed big lemony cocktails served in lemons and we enjoyed a long lunch on the water while we waited to board our boat for the day. The staff was so kind as well!
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Viator Boat Tour--> Whenever I travel out of the country I always research excursions through Viator Travel - they are the best!

After our boat ride, we took the bus up to the city and went shopping & exploring. It felt like we were in the rodeo drive of Italy - all of the designer stores were lined up on a posh street with gorgeous views of the city and ocean. We even stumbled into a wedding in one of the squares - so magical!

I enjoyed this pizza right next to the ferry port and this lemon cake from BGA in Piazzetta- both gluten-free & delish!!!!!!! 

I also got a gelato across from the Prada store and they have gluten-free cones which was a treat!

BGA in Piazzetta
@samanthaberk
They had gluten-free lemon and chocolate cakes on the counter. I asked which was most popular and they encouraged me to try the lemon. I indeed devoured it.
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DAY 3 - POSITANO

How we got there: Ferry from Vietri Sul Mare to Positano (the views on these ferry are seriously breathtaking!! best way to get around)

What we did: we paid €37.50 a person for a lounge chair at L’incanto, I got lunch at the restaurant and my friends ordered pizzas to our lounge chairs. We had access to nice bathrooms, roomy changing rooms, a few bars on the beach and phone chargers in the restaurant & bar.

Restaurant L'Incanto
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Around 3:00 we walked up into town and did some shopping. I got a few bags from C❤️B Positano & loved looking at the beautiful linen and lace clothing in all the shops!

CB by Kore
@samanthaberk
You know we had to stop at the viral TikTok store CB Positano! I spent 146 euros on 2 bags for myself and one for my sister. Bag prices ranged from 10-100 euros from what I saw. The dresses are a bit pricier. Everything they have is beautiful, hand-made, and unique! No two bags are exactly the same. It was giving matured vera bradley - highly suggest stopping here!
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DAY 4 - 8 HOUR BOAT RIDE AROUND THE AMALFI COAST

How we got there: Train from Vietri Sul Mare to Sorrento, Viator sent a car to meet us at the train station (very easy to find them and we did not wait long to take off) from there we took a 40 minute ride down to the port to wait for our boat!

DAY 5 - ISCHIA

How we got there: Train to Naples, taxi from train station to ferry port, ferry to Ischia

We all agreed this was one of the most beautiful places we have ever been - and for only 35 euros each!?!?

Booking this was a bit difficult - I had to do a bank transfer beforehand to reserve our spots. There was an option to call 2-3 days before but I wanted to make sure we were all set here. The walk to get down and up was breathtaking both because of the beautiful views and because I literally couldn't breathe going uphill LOL

Truly was something out of a movie - I will definitely be coming back to this island and this beach club as well. Next time I would love more time to explore the thermal water and gardens!

Hotel Club Scannella
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How to get there: Take a taxi from the ferry port to Via Scannella 1 and walk down from the big hotel to the hotel club. I will say, this walk was treaturous, especially in the heat, but the views were so rewarding!! so so so beautiful It was tough doing just a day here because the last ferry left at 4:30 so we could not have as long of a day as we had wanted. I would 100% spend a few days in this island next time I visit the Amalfi Coast and absolutely will come back here!! It was so beautiful and a gorgeous photo spot! I did not love the grilled fish and veggies I ordered, next time I will get the pasta, it looked delish!
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DAY 6 - VIETRI SUL MARE & VICO EQUENSE

Bar Miramare
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We woke up and walked to get coffee & I enjoyed this delicious hazelnut coffee. Nutella flavor is very popular here and one night Alexa ordered a Nutella gelato that was so rich we are convinced it was just frozen nutella
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Then we walked down to the beach the long way. I was completely enchanted by the views of the ocean, cliffs, and beach clubs we passed along the way. This walk along the coast is one of my favorite moments of the trip!

Our plan today was to just explore our town before our cooking class with no set itinerary, so we ended up paying 15 euros a person for chairs at Vietri beach club. I loved looking for sea glass down by the water and this spot also had a restaurant, bathrooms, showers, and changing rooms! 

We arrived in Vico Equense early which was such a treat! The most gorgeous park looking out at the city is located right next to the cooking class and we enjoyed beautiful views and took photos before the class.

Penisola Experience
@samanthaberk
We booked this cooking experience several weeks before the trip and it did not disappoint! The family that runs the class was wonderful, energetic, & outstanding hosts! Their home is beautiful and the food was delicious, especially the eggplant parmigiana. I have a gluten allergy but wanted to test the waters this night given how fresh the food is and knowing I have many friends with celiacs who do not react poorly to gluten in Italy (they don't add poison like the US does) - & I did feel okay eating everything here!!! It was such a treat.
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DAY 7 - POSITANO

How we got there: Ferry from Vietri Sul Mare to Positano, boat from Positano to Beach Club

The boat from Positano port to the beach club is included - just walk to the Arienzo Tent to check in and they will give you a sticker then direct you towards the boats that take you to over to the beach club! We were welcome to stay any times from 10-6. We arrived around 11:30 and by 5:00 it was nearly empty which made for great photos! This was also the only beach club we went to that gave us towels!

This was one of the most expensive days we had & it was worth it! We wanted our last day to be extra relaxing - We booked the deluxe experience: 

Arienzo Beach Club Positano
@samanthaberk
Arienzo Beach Club Deluxe Experience: $211 a Person: Includes 3 Welcome Bottles of champagne🍾 , water, live music 🎷, a DJ, attentive staff, and a complimentary gift upon arrival! Per person 1 Sunbed with mattress 1 Umbrella (per every two sunbeds) 1 Towel 1 Bottle of water 50cl 1 Starter 1 Main course & Bruschetta!
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Everything I packed in my carry on and person item: 

-10 dresses

-7 bathing suits, 2 sarongs, 1 button down cover up

-6 tops

-2 skirts, 1 pair of shorts, 1 pair of pants

-3 pairs of sunglasses, 1 hat, 1 belt

-2 purses, 2 tote bags, Jewlery box, toiletries, makeup, waterproof bag, waterproof phone holder

-electronics and tripod

-2 pairs of sandals, 2 pairs of sneakers, 1 pair of flip flops

-socks, underwear, bras

-2 pajama, lounge outfits

Helpful to note...

-most public bathrooms require you to pay 0.50-1 euro so make sure to always have coins with you!

-gratuity is not mandatory or expected, some restaurants have a cover charge of a few euros

-pizza is not pre cut here! & no, they don't have ranch!

-airbnb and hotels will charge city tax for most stays

-most beach clubs do not provide towels, we bought some at a little shop for 5 euros (definitely needed it at Bagni Regina Giovanni on the rocks)

-you have to pay for water by the bottle and will always be offered still or sparkling

-some markets and smaller food places will only accept euros (same with bathrooms) but otherwise I was fine to use my Visa card everywhere we went

-Book as many activities/excursions in advance as you can

-We did not make any dinner reservations and did not have any trouble finding places to eat - though I imagine touristy spots require a reservation with notice

-sometimes, like the Europeans, trains run on their own time - and beware that not all stations have bathrooms - the one in Vico Equense did not

-I have colitis so I have a medical card that is supposed to ensure restuarants let me use their restroom if I need to - they dont care here and still may refuse you so be aware and try to always know a public restroom nearby - and have euros ready!

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Hello Fellow Travel Lovers! 🌎 I’m Samantha 👋🏽 a 23 year old Jet Setter based out of Laguna Beach, California. I love to find hidden gems, water falls, beautiful beaches, the best gluten - free spots & hikes with breathtaking views. I find the most incredible experiences at the best costs. Some of my favorite places I have been to include Thailand, Italy, Israel, The UK, Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico, Canada, Belize, Costa Rica, Honduras, Belgium, Austria, Spain, & Hungary. My “to go list” is always growing and I look forward to curating stand out itineraries to try out myself, review, & share with you all!
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A Week on the Amalfi Coast
Italy Itinerary 8 nights - Vietri Sul Mare, Sorrento, Capri, Positano, Amalfi Coast, Ischia
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NIGHT 1- VIETRI SUL MARE

On our first night we made our way into town to explore! We chose to stay in Vietri Sul Mare because it was the most affordable airbnb we could find for the week we were visiting and it was right next to the train station and not too far from the ferry port. It still took us 1-3 hours to get to every spot we wanted to which was a bummer but taking books on the train and soaking in the gorgeous views on the ferry helped pass the time! If I were to replan this trip I think I would have liked to stay in Sorrento.

Ristoarte Da Nando
@samanthaberk
Our first meal was one of my favorites - I got this yummy gluten-free spaghetti 🍝 🦞 we enjoyed gelato afterwards next door at Dolcefreddo! (I did have at least one gelato a day here for 8 days straight 😄 mainly coffee, caramel, and mint!)
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The town was filled with charm, and it was enjoyable staying in a quieter town. Vietri Sul Mare is known for its beautiful ceramic!

Vietri sul Mare
@samanthaberk
We flew into Naples & took a car service (organized by our Airbnb host) to our accommodation in Vietre Saul Mare. We paid about $4500 USD for an 8 night stay divided between 6 guests
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DAY 1 - SORRENTO

How we got there: train from Vietri Sul Mare to Sorrento (we transferred from one station in Pompei to another about a mile walk away) then walked from Sorrento train station to Foreigners Club, taxi to Via Capo, walk to beach

Foreigner's Club
@samanthaberk
We had an incredible lunch at The Foreigners Club. It is a quick walk from the train station with lots of pretty views along the way! The restaurant overlooks the water and has plenty of beautiful areas to enjoy. I enjoyed the gnocchi & shrimp salad. Icing on the cake was after mentioning my gluten allergy when ordering my meal, they even brought me a gluten free bread roll! 10/10 service, ambiance, and food!! Did I mention gluten-free calamari!?!?!
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After lunch we took a taxi as far as it would get us towards Bagni Regina Giovanna- a beautiful beach off the beaten path! Lots of hidden gems and views in this area- breathtaking photo ops here too!

Bagni Regina Giovanna
@samanthaberk
Have your taxi drop you at Via Capo street then head down towards the beach! Follow the path you see us take in my TikTok! It was super crowded and difficult to find rocks to sit on so I definitely suggest getting here as early as you can! You can lounge and swim and Cliff jump! Be SO careful, I sliced up my whole stomach and legs trying to get onto the rocks from the ocean- water shoes would have been a game changer here.
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Cafè Latino ristorante pizzeria lounge bar
@samanthaberk
We had a nice dinner at Cafe latino Sorrento. I got the gluten-free pizza which was not super great, 5/10 but the restaurant was really cute! My friends all enjoyed their food.
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DAY 2 - CAPRI

How we got there: We took the train to Naples then taxi to ferry port then ferry to Capri

l'isola dei sapori, Capri
@samanthaberk
I ordered this cheesy zucchini pasta and it was one of the best pasta dishes I have ever had!!!! My friends enjoyed big lemony cocktails served in lemons and we enjoyed a long lunch on the water while we waited to board our boat for the day. The staff was so kind as well!
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Viator Boat Tour--> Whenever I travel out of the country I always research excursions through Viator Travel - they are the best!

After our boat ride, we took the bus up to the city and went shopping & exploring. It felt like we were in the rodeo drive of Italy - all of the designer stores were lined up on a posh street with gorgeous views of the city and ocean. We even stumbled into a wedding in one of the squares - so magical!

I enjoyed this pizza right next to the ferry port and this lemon cake from BGA in Piazzetta- both gluten-free & delish!!!!!!! 

I also got a gelato across from the Prada store and they have gluten-free cones which was a treat!

BGA in Piazzetta
@samanthaberk
They had gluten-free lemon and chocolate cakes on the counter. I asked which was most popular and they encouraged me to try the lemon. I indeed devoured it.
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DAY 3 - POSITANO

How we got there: Ferry from Vietri Sul Mare to Positano (the views on these ferry are seriously breathtaking!! best way to get around)

What we did: we paid €37.50 a person for a lounge chair at L’incanto, I got lunch at the restaurant and my friends ordered pizzas to our lounge chairs. We had access to nice bathrooms, roomy changing rooms, a few bars on the beach and phone chargers in the restaurant & bar.

Restaurant L'Incanto
@samanthaberk
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Around 3:00 we walked up into town and did some shopping. I got a few bags from C❤️B Positano & loved looking at the beautiful linen and lace clothing in all the shops!

CB by Kore
@samanthaberk
You know we had to stop at the viral TikTok store CB Positano! I spent 146 euros on 2 bags for myself and one for my sister. Bag prices ranged from 10-100 euros from what I saw. The dresses are a bit pricier. Everything they have is beautiful, hand-made, and unique! No two bags are exactly the same. It was giving matured vera bradley - highly suggest stopping here!
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DAY 4 - 8 HOUR BOAT RIDE AROUND THE AMALFI COAST

How we got there: Train from Vietri Sul Mare to Sorrento, Viator sent a car to meet us at the train station (very easy to find them and we did not wait long to take off) from there we took a 40 minute ride down to the port to wait for our boat!

DAY 5 - ISCHIA

How we got there: Train to Naples, taxi from train station to ferry port, ferry to Ischia

We all agreed this was one of the most beautiful places we have ever been - and for only 35 euros each!?!?

Booking this was a bit difficult - I had to do a bank transfer beforehand to reserve our spots. There was an option to call 2-3 days before but I wanted to make sure we were all set here. The walk to get down and up was breathtaking both because of the beautiful views and because I literally couldn't breathe going uphill LOL

Truly was something out of a movie - I will definitely be coming back to this island and this beach club as well. Next time I would love more time to explore the thermal water and gardens!

Hotel Club Scannella
@samanthaberk
How to get there: Take a taxi from the ferry port to Via Scannella 1 and walk down from the big hotel to the hotel club. I will say, this walk was treaturous, especially in the heat, but the views were so rewarding!! so so so beautiful It was tough doing just a day here because the last ferry left at 4:30 so we could not have as long of a day as we had wanted. I would 100% spend a few days in this island next time I visit the Amalfi Coast and absolutely will come back here!! It was so beautiful and a gorgeous photo spot! I did not love the grilled fish and veggies I ordered, next time I will get the pasta, it looked delish!
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DAY 6 - VIETRI SUL MARE & VICO EQUENSE

Bar Miramare
@samanthaberk
We woke up and walked to get coffee & I enjoyed this delicious hazelnut coffee. Nutella flavor is very popular here and one night Alexa ordered a Nutella gelato that was so rich we are convinced it was just frozen nutella
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Then we walked down to the beach the long way. I was completely enchanted by the views of the ocean, cliffs, and beach clubs we passed along the way. This walk along the coast is one of my favorite moments of the trip!

Our plan today was to just explore our town before our cooking class with no set itinerary, so we ended up paying 15 euros a person for chairs at Vietri beach club. I loved looking for sea glass down by the water and this spot also had a restaurant, bathrooms, showers, and changing rooms! 

We arrived in Vico Equense early which was such a treat! The most gorgeous park looking out at the city is located right next to the cooking class and we enjoyed beautiful views and took photos before the class.

Penisola Experience
@samanthaberk
We booked this cooking experience several weeks before the trip and it did not disappoint! The family that runs the class was wonderful, energetic, & outstanding hosts! Their home is beautiful and the food was delicious, especially the eggplant parmigiana. I have a gluten allergy but wanted to test the waters this night given how fresh the food is and knowing I have many friends with celiacs who do not react poorly to gluten in Italy (they don't add poison like the US does) - & I did feel okay eating everything here!!! It was such a treat.
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DAY 7 - POSITANO

How we got there: Ferry from Vietri Sul Mare to Positano, boat from Positano to Beach Club

The boat from Positano port to the beach club is included - just walk to the Arienzo Tent to check in and they will give you a sticker then direct you towards the boats that take you to over to the beach club! We were welcome to stay any times from 10-6. We arrived around 11:30 and by 5:00 it was nearly empty which made for great photos! This was also the only beach club we went to that gave us towels!

This was one of the most expensive days we had & it was worth it! We wanted our last day to be extra relaxing - We booked the deluxe experience: 

Arienzo Beach Club Positano
@samanthaberk
Arienzo Beach Club Deluxe Experience: $211 a Person: Includes 3 Welcome Bottles of champagne🍾 , water, live music 🎷, a DJ, attentive staff, and a complimentary gift upon arrival! Per person 1 Sunbed with mattress 1 Umbrella (per every two sunbeds) 1 Towel 1 Bottle of water 50cl 1 Starter 1 Main course & Bruschetta!
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Everything I packed in my carry on and person item: 

-10 dresses

-7 bathing suits, 2 sarongs, 1 button down cover up

-6 tops

-2 skirts, 1 pair of shorts, 1 pair of pants

-3 pairs of sunglasses, 1 hat, 1 belt

-2 purses, 2 tote bags, Jewlery box, toiletries, makeup, waterproof bag, waterproof phone holder

-electronics and tripod

-2 pairs of sandals, 2 pairs of sneakers, 1 pair of flip flops

-socks, underwear, bras

-2 pajama, lounge outfits

Helpful to note...

-most public bathrooms require you to pay 0.50-1 euro so make sure to always have coins with you!

-gratuity is not mandatory or expected, some restaurants have a cover charge of a few euros

-pizza is not pre cut here! & no, they don't have ranch!

-airbnb and hotels will charge city tax for most stays

-most beach clubs do not provide towels, we bought some at a little shop for 5 euros (definitely needed it at Bagni Regina Giovanni on the rocks)

-you have to pay for water by the bottle and will always be offered still or sparkling

-some markets and smaller food places will only accept euros (same with bathrooms) but otherwise I was fine to use my Visa card everywhere we went

-Book as many activities/excursions in advance as you can

-We did not make any dinner reservations and did not have any trouble finding places to eat - though I imagine touristy spots require a reservation with notice

-sometimes, like the Europeans, trains run on their own time - and beware that not all stations have bathrooms - the one in Vico Equense did not

-I have colitis so I have a medical card that is supposed to ensure restuarants let me use their restroom if I need to - they dont care here and still may refuse you so be aware and try to always know a public restroom nearby - and have euros ready!

* * *
CURATED BY
Hello Fellow Travel Lovers! 🌎 I’m Samantha 👋🏽 a 23 year old Jet Setter based out of Laguna Beach, California. I love to find hidden gems, water falls, beautiful beaches, the best gluten - free spots & hikes with breathtaking views. I find the most incredible experiences at the best costs. Some of my favorite places I have been to include Thailand, Italy, Israel, The UK, Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico, Canada, Belize, Costa Rica, Honduras, Belgium, Austria, Spain, & Hungary. My “to go list” is always growing and I look forward to curating stand out itineraries to try out myself, review, & share with you all!
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