First time traveling abroad? How exciting! Heading out on your first international trip may seem a bit nerve-wracking, but with a little prep ahead of time, it can be a breeze. To help you get ready, we’ve outlined a few suggestions to get you on your way
If you are traveling through Argentina, you will most likely come across someone sipping through a metal straw out of a gourd-shaped cup. This is yerba mate – the tea that is said to be preferred over coffee by Argentinians 6:1. In fact, yerba mate is the national drink of Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, and southern Brazil. It is made from steeping the dried leaves of the South American holly plant and is chock full of antioxidants, vitamins, and a healthy dose of caffeine.
There are many advantages to traveling with just carry on luggage: not having to deal with an airline losing your checked luggage which in turn makes a big impact on the relaxing, enjoyable vacation you had planned; not having to lug around a 50lb suitcase that makes it hard to switch plans quickly, let alone, walk down a cobblestone street; and even having the opportunity to save money by not paying the airline to check your bag.
There are countless destinations you can visit in this world which means you may not have a chance to visit the same place twice. It’s a good idea to make the most of any trip, especially if it takes you 10+ hours of travel to get there. We try to fit in as many key places in our itineraries for the regions we are exploring, but we just can’t include all of them given our set timeframe.
Traveling halfway across the globe takes a bit of effort and time – so you might as well make the most of it! Though we try to include as many key places on our itineraries for the regions we are exploring, you can’t always fit everything into the allotted timeframe. If you’re heading out on our Tuscany Food & Wine Tour, it is certainly worth extending your vacation in Italy.