Recently I came upon a blog from Randal Olson with a map visualizing the optimal European road trip. You may have seen his name recently as his blog post on the optimal American road trip made the round pretty freely on social media, inspiring many Americans to plan their next holiday into a great American road trip.
To kick off my blogging debut I’m sharing my favorite way to sleep in Italy (on a budget that is). I’ve done the hostel thing plenty of times, and while some hostels are truly an experience in themselves, sometimes I look for other alternatives. Ones that allow me more space and privacy, while still saving the same amount of money. A little more adventure doesn’t hurt either. If you’re up for the challenge, almost every city in Italy has a suburb or outskirt with campsites. If like me, you come from a camping friendly state (like Washington) you may be inclined to have a pre-conceived notion of what camping means. Italy, however, does camping differently. So lets take a look at some benefits and disadvantages: