BEYOND expectations, beyond ourselves and our limits…That’s the meaning of travelling for us.

The project “Beyond The Trip” could be resumed in 3 concepts: 
What makes a trip so special for us?  The stories heard and the moments spent with people who live in those places around the World.
Starting from the “encounters on the road”, in this blog we will try to describe places, monuments, culture, food and everything useful to organize a unique journey.
It’s REAL LIFE so we will also talk about what happens behind the scenes… funny and unexpected moments that will make us laugh or reflect.

Travelling for us means a backpack and a local lifestyle.. 
We love living to the fullest the places where we go, so we always choose local options, public transports, non-touristic restaurants, street food.
Everything gets a “special light” when you travel this way!

When we travel we are just Angela and Paolo: two common people among others like us.
So, there’s nothing strange ending up talking about weddings with a young lady on a floating island in the middle of Titicaca lake, or about remedies for the sunburned skin with a woman who sells massages on a beach in Thailand.

about us""

Information about us:


Travelling has always been an important part of my life… When I was 3, I moved from Calabria to Bergamo (ok, let’s say I didn’t took this decision on my own!) and when I was 26 I moved to Scotland with Angela (the “other side” of this blog). The Scottish cliffs, the wild nature and the highland cows let me discover a new way of travelling.  The “DIY travel”: just book a flight, prepare a backpack and start exploring a culture and its customs.
Paolo""Why do I like travelling?
Because it gives me the chance to talk with people…I’m the one who’s always asking locals for information (even when I don’t really need them!) because I like seeing the passion in their eyes when describing the place where they live.


In Bergamo for generations, I’m proud of dozens of holidays in Liguria and a couple also in Romagna.
My passion for travelling “exploded” when I met Paolo in 2008.
Two amazing years in Scotland made me realize that travelling is so much easier than you could think… for a long trip, all you need can easily fit in a 40 litres backpack.
In the couple, I’m the one who usually organizes… this means only that I read the guide book the day before we are visiting a certain place!
Angela""Why do I like travelling?
While travelling, all the “tags” disappears: there are no secretaries or managers, no married or singles, no graduated or not… you are just a normal person among other normal people.

South Africa, Thailand, Georgia, Perù, Ecuador, Sri Lanka… those are only a little part of the countries we visited and where we met some special people.
We are really looking forward to our greatest adventure starting next January!

Contact us for information, comments or anything else here: bthetrip@gmail.com