My romantic road trip with a guy I had only met once, for five minutes, at a party in the South of France is one of my favorite travel experiences.

After our brief meeting, we communicated on Facebook for approximately a month before deciding to meet in Florence in a hotel room to explore Tuscany together.

He flew in from Vienna, and I arrived from Milano, following our agreement on the itinerary. For a long weekend, we rented a Fiat 500 and drove all over Tuscany.

We went to Cinque Terre, Siena, Lucca, Pisa, and some of Italy’s most beautiful cities. Together, we had a fantastic adventure.