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C.B. Cowling

Freelance writer, world traveler, perpetual over-packer. I cover boutique hotels, culinary trends, and European destinations for online and print publications.

My next big travel goal is to walk England's 630-mile South West Coast Path. It may take some time.

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Waking up to lions using my tent as a hammock in Tanzania."

Featured trips & expertise

Map of How to Get from Rome to Umbria
How to Get from Rome to Umbria

Barely 50 miles (80 km) separate Rome from the southern border of Umbria, making the region easily accessible from the Italian capital. The largest city of Perugia lies 82 miles... read more

Map of How to Get from Florence to Umbria
How to Get from Florence to Umbria

The distance from Florence to the region of Umbria is roughly 70 miles (112 km) as the crow flies, traveling south across Tuscany and into the green Umbrian landscape. A rental... read more

Map of How to Get from Marseille to Nice
How to Get from Marseille to Nice

Marseille and Nice lie roughly 100 miles (16) km) apart, on opposite ends of the Cote d’Azur. Traveling from France’s second-largest city to the capital of the French Riviera... read more

Map of How to Get from Rome to Sicily
How to Get from Rome to Sicily

Rome and Sicily are approximately 260 miles (420 km) apart as the crow flies. Quick flights and overnight train and ferry routes make the trip possible for even the shortest of... read more