welcome to our community’s

secret discovery room

OUR PRIVATE SPACE FOR INSPIRATION

 

 

We are a community of curious travellers who want to experience, rather than go.

We crave to connect with locals, to hear their stories and follow their tips so we can go beyond the well-known places to explore something secluded, authentic… And if we get lost on the way, we won’t fear it.

We love a kind of beauty that is raw – real – and with our journeys, we want to get under the skin of the country we are discovering.

For us, travel means freedom and it’s a route to openness and growth. I founded BeMyJourney as a source of inspiration for you to take less known paths, experiencing Italy as curious travellers rather than just tourists.

If you are here, it’s because we share the same values, so welcome to our community’s discovery room, an unwinding space created to fuel your travel dreams and discover new destinations in Italy through the Seasonal journeys and the Travel experiences that I have designed exclusively for our community.

 

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE FROM BEMYJOURNEY?

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HAVE A LOOK AT BMJ GIFT IDEAS

 

START WITH WHY OVER WHERE

 

Get inspired for your next escape to Italy. I designed these journey ideas around specific themes and to explore little known places in Italy. I’ll publish one journey idea every season.

Autumn journey idea, 2022

An escape to recharge through nature and culture (secret content X BMJ’s community).

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Summer journey idea, 2022

A wellness escape that invites you to disconnect to reconnect (secret content X BMJ’s community).

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Spring journey idea, 2022

A nature adventure to meditate and reconnect with your soul (secret content X BMJ’s community).

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Winter journey idea, 2021

An escape dedicated to natural wine lovers.

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Autumn journey idea, 2021

A journey for gourmands to experiment with local cuisine.

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When “travel” becomes “experience”

 

Are you a gourmand? Or fancy more a wellness experience? Or maybe you are looking for a get-together escape? BeMyJourney’s Travel Experiences is a section presenting travel ideas that I designed around specific moods and interests you might have, to let you discover a destination by connecting with local excellences and people who keep traditions alive. Go to Umbria to hunt truffles, or to Matera to sleep in ancient caves, learn more below.

BETWEEN SEA AND VINEYARDS, IN ABRUZZO  (secret content X BMJ’s community)

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FARM EXPERIENCE IN PUGLIA (secret content X BMJ’s community)

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YOUR GET-TOGETHER HOLIDAY IN MARCHE

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YOGA ESCAPE IN CILENTO (secret content X BMJ’s community)

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TRUFFLE AND WINE IN UMBRIA  (secret content X BMJ’s community)

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DIGITAL DETOX, HEALTHY FOOD AND YOGA IN UMBRIA

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THE TASTE OF ABRUZZO, A GOURMET EXPERIENCE

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A CANDLELIGHT ESCAPE IN MATERA (secret content X BMJ’s community)

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YOUR GET-TOGETHER HOLIDAY IN VENICE

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TAKE ME TO BMJ’S JOURNAL

 

More to come

Any needs or suggestions drop a line to Andrea

 

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LIKE-MINDED TRAVELLERS’ EXPERIENCES

INSPIRE AND GET INSPIRED BY THE TRAVEL EXPERIENCES OF LIKE-MINDED EXPLORERS.

 

WHEN AND WHERE DID YOU LAST FEEL TRULY RECHARGED AND RECONNECTED
TO YOURSELF WHILE TRAVELLING?

 

Share your answer, in words or with pictures, and it will be published here.

WHAT (AND WHERE) WAS THE BEST NATURE ADVENTURE YOU HAVE EVER HAD?

 

Taken during cherry blossom season in Tokyo back in 2018

By Sasha, from London

 

My wildlife dinner in Zimbabwe

By Tad, from London

 

Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

By Louisa Lauren Fernandez // Dreadluna, from Germany

THREE TIPS FOR THE DIGITAL NOMADS WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY WHO ARE THINKING ABOUT SPENDING SOME TIME IN ITALY:

#1 Study the language before you arrive and know basic words and phrases, to help get you around. Not only is this respectful, but it will make you feel more comfortable to be able to converse, even a little, with a local #2 Don’t forget that you’re in a brand new country, so schedule some FUN each day! This might be an entire day off for you to do a day trip or ending your day earlier to take yourself out to a nice dinner and gelato #3 Homesickness will come up and at very odd times, so be prepared for that. Something that really helped me, was have a FaceTime date with a close friend and/or family at least twice a week. It helped me feel more connected to my loved ones back home and being able to see their face was as if they were right across from me. Technology is really a wonderful thing, when used right!

By Neeyaz Zolfaghari, solo traveler and digital nomad in Italy

HAVE YOU EVER GOTTEN LOST WHILST TRAVELLING AND HOW WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE?

 

have gotten lost! Actually a few times. And it depends on many things how I’ve felt…I felt scared and intimidated when I arrived at Paris railway station alone pretty late at night with a heavy rug sack type of a bag. I was trying to find my hotel to then continue the next morning to Cherbourg where I was about to hop on a sailing boat heading down to Madeira. Railway stations and their surroundings are always a bit sketchy, and I felt scared, exhausted and alone. I knew immediately that was not a great spot to look lost and alone, or to walk back the way you just came from. I usually don’t take taxis, but that time I ended up using one. But usually, I love getting lost in new cities, sometimes even hoping to do that! One time that happened was when I was in Milan for the first time. I was wandering around the old streets with a friend, just talking, people watching, stopping by at a nice shop or a coffee place, and eventually being totally confused about how we ended up where we ended up. We intentionally decided not to look at google maps until several hours and 25’000 steps. That was the best day of that trip!

By Anni, from Finland

 

The time that me and my bf got lost in Bali

By Andrea, from Italy

 

When I lived in London, one of my favourite activities was about taking the tube to get off at unknown stops, always exploring different places and magical corners of the city just by giving myself the freedom to get lost. The concept of “getting lost” is also one of the main sources of inspiration for my work, with ideas that come from the experience of following unknown cultures and traditions. And I love this part of the game because it is by “getting lost” that we discover something new from what we had planned before.

 

Reviews from BeMyJourney’s travellers

 

Andrea’s guide was very thoughtful and personalised – not to mention, well crafted and stylish! Her recommendations were lovely and within a good range of prices suiting all budgets. She’s also great at providing ad-hoc recommendations to suit changes in travel plans. Thanks Andrea for making our trip very memorable!” Aish, May 2022

Excellent, personable service by a travel expert” Randy, March 2022

BMJ made my holidays! Andrea gave me some great suggestions to organize my weekend in the mountains, not only for the choice of a great hotel but also to live the experience at 360°: tips for the best restaurant, SPA, shopping, excursions and itineraries in the area. I appreciated a lot also the personalized guide she sent me before the trip to better divide the days with the different things to do and place to see. All the place and restaurant suggested were great – Thanks Be My Journey and thank you so much Andrea!!” Valentina, January 2022

“There were plenty of recommendations to suit all needs! Andrea put it together in a very stylish way, and it was tailored to the things we like.” Bex, Sept 2021

Andrea was professional, patient, and very communicative. She made some excellent suggestions for places, activities, and destinations that we simply wouldn’t have found without her. Will definitely reach out to her the next time we are in the area 🙂” Atila, Aug 2021

Lovely experience working with Andrea. She is very helpful in curating the perfect trip for you. ” Rony, Aug 2021

 

Italy be my journey, the key to your authentic Italian experience

 

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