Allison's Journey to Italy

Current Location

Milan, Italy

While I'm in Italy, I want to encourage other small-town kids to see the world!  Travel is a big part of my life, and I hope sharing my journey abroad will inspire your next adventure!


Konichiwa from the other end of the earth! I traveled to Tokyo and Kofu, Japan to be the Bacon Queen for their first-ever Bacon Festival. Japanese culture has been so fun to learn about!


As they say, all good things must come to an end! Even though my time in Italy is quickly disappearing, what I've learned while living here will help make my everyday life in Iowa an adventure!

Field Notes

In Milan, scout groups connect kids to nature when they're surrounded by cityscapes. These small groups help build confident kids and a community of outdoor enthusiasts!


Since I couldn't have turkey and pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, I took a trip to Pompeii! I visited Pompeii five years ago, and it was such an incredible experience that I had to go back!