Considering I took two five-week-long trips in 2009, it’s hard to choose a best one. But the memory that thrills me the most is visiting Cinque Terre, Italy, for the first time in April.
I was alone, and despite this being a place renowned for its romantic aura, I was absolutely delighted to be there. The water, the pastel houses stacked on the cliffs, the seafood and pasta, the hiking I was blissed out.
I loved it so much I went back in October, and it was just as beautiful. My two favorite photos of myself were taken in Cinque Terre.