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.
A ZINE BY BEMYJOURNEY
“We become accustomed to our way of life and doing things and so travelling is very important to question our beliefs and get new perspectives.” my travel companion and artist Imdad Barbhuyan
Get inspired for your next escape to Italy. I designed these journey ideas around specific themes to explore little-known places in Italy off-season.
An escape dedicated to natural wine lovers.
A wellness escape that invites you to disconnect to reconnect (secret content X BMJ’s community).
An escape to recharge through nature and culture (secret content X BMJ’s community).
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.
SICILIAN FOOD CULTURE HIDEAWAY
OFFBEAT CINQUE TERRE, WATERCOLOURS AND SEA
BETWEEN SEA AND VINEYARDS, IN ABRUZZO (secret content X BMJ’s community)
FARM EXPERIENCE IN PUGLIA (secret content X BMJ’s community)
YOUR GET-TOGETHER HOLIDAY IN MARCHE
YOGA ESCAPE IN CILENTO (secret content X BMJ’s community)
TRUFFLE AND WINE IN UMBRIA (secret content X BMJ’s community)
INSPIRE AND GET INSPIRED BY THE TRAVEL EXPERIENCES OF LIKE-MINDED EXPLORERS.
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Taken during cherry blossom season in Tokyo back in 2018
My wildlife dinner in Zimbabwe
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
#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!
I 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!
The time that me and my bf got lost in Bali
“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