Category Globe Trotting

#ORGANICTRAVEL Spring Giveaway!

@OrganicTravel instagram account is up and running smoothly and driving loads of traffic to http://www.travelingfig.com!  As a thank you to the overwhelming support and love, I’ve decided to launch a little SPRING GIVEAWAY CONTEST!  All you have to do is follow @organictravel and @chelseagilson on instagram, like the giveaway photo, and tag your three best travel buddies! […]

How To Not Get Your Organs Harvested in Mexico City

Mace, switchblade, gps tracking system implanted in my neck, .. I even got vaccinated for malaria in case the sex traffickers who captured me wanted to ship me overseas. Yep, I took all the usual precautions for my trip to the desolate, dangerous and dirty: Mexico City.   Unfortunately, before I could even spot my bag […]

How to do the Amalfi Coast Right

If I were to come up with my top 10 conversational travel places, Amalfi Coast would absolutely grace the list.  The 50 km stretch of coastline dotted with colorful towns carved into the cliffside is a cherished destination for Europeans and Americans alike.  A place for the bougie, who enjoy sailing and sipping italian rose´ and don’t […]

Istanbul, Turkey.. You Have to Go

Stop Winching when I talk about my trip to Turkey. When I mention in conversation that I have just returned from a quick holiday there, I generally get the most unpleasant reactions. Italy, France and Switzerland elicit squeals of delight and curiosity… but their mediterranean cousin? Not so much.  But I get it.  There is a global […]

3 Reasons to Visit Bangkok, Thailand

Oh Bangkok, how do I even begin to describe you?  Delicious.  We’ll start there. You go to Bangkok to eat.  For some culture and an elephant ride? head to Chiang Mai. You’re looking for the white sand beaches?  Scoot over to Phuket.  But Bangkok?  This is where you go for the food …with an asterisk on […]

You Have To Eat Here on Your Trip to Rome!!!

Eating in Rome. The image you are conjuring probably involves two mouth watering savory plates of pasta by candlelight on a quiet side street with just bottled chianti from the restaurant owner’s personal vineyard. Ugh, if only it were this easy. Truth be told, it is next to impossible to ‘stumble’ upon a great restaurant in […]

Driving in Italy, Why it’s a Wonderfully Terrible Idea

You know what really kills me?  About a month ago I was sitting on my couch lost in a blog post recounting a couple’s horrific experience driving in Italy.  It wasn’t just a red flag… it was a fire alarm warning against making the grave mistake of ruining ones vacation for the ‘freedom’ of renting a […]

A Guide to One day in Florence, Italy!

Florence is easy.  [What isn’t is finding a good place to eat.. best food in Florence here!] You don’t need an inside guide to tell you the best way to maximize your time in this adorable italian city.  But since you’re here.. and I’ve got some photos to share, here’s an itinerary for one perfect day in […]

You HAVE TO eat here on your trip to Florence, Italy!!

Florence, you quaint little village of a town.  You’re adorable and manageable, yet brimming with history and culture.  Best described as an outdoor museum, the streets are alive with replicas of some of the most famous European sculptures.   Spend your morning at Accademia Gallery, climb the Duomo in the afternoon, stroll Ponte Vecchio bridge at […]

Should you Do a Day Trip to Versailles?

I kiiiiiind of wish I read a blog like the one I’m about to write on Versailles before I went.  Because, well… then I might not have gone. Now, don’t get me wrong, the palace is impressive and the grounds beautiful, but Versailles is no Buckingham Palace.  Rather, it is an enormous shell of a […]