The 5 Most Beautiful Views I’ve Hiked To

From my first trip, I was never really interested in seeing famous tourist sites. I just wanted to connect with the culture and get outside the cities to experience the natural landscape and meet local people.

Locals in Italy: Simona Gadaldi

To kick this off, I welcome my new dear friend, Simona Gadaldi. The story of how we met is not quite as common as a coffee shop encounter. It was Fall of 2017 and I was exploring the Dolomite Mountains in the northern region of Italy. Determined to take advantage of the amazing nature I was surrounded by, I set out on a 3 hour hike…in crappy tennis shoes…