Hey,  this is Michela, Italian travel blogger based in Tokyo.

I started my travel blog, WarmCheapTrips, in 2015 in Italian and in 2018 I started with the English version as wel.
I aim to inspire everyone to travel, reporting my travels, providing useful information and above all explaining how travel is an experience that everyone can and must enjoy: you can travel on a budget without sacrificing comfort. And maybe use the money saved to participate in alternative and cultural experiences to deepen the experience of the places you visit.

WarmCheapTrips guide to do-it-yourself trips, but also a blog on unusual routes, especially in Japan with particular attention to historical itineraries, unique experiences and unusual places, to promote slower and more sustainable tourism.

Make pleasant trips, without spending a fortune, that’s why the name Warm Cheap Trips 😉

I was born and raised in the splendid Franciacorta, an area of ​​Italy famous for its excellent wines, and three years ago I decided to live my life in Japan, a country that I love for its history and its culture.
Before moving to Japan, I visited this country 4 times, to explore its beauty and to understand its essence before the big step.

My passion for travel starts in childhood when at elementary school I spent hours scanning the geopolitical map of Italy and playing with postcards from all over the world that my mum uses to collect.
I don’t love just to travel, but I love everything related to travel, from geography to the culture of the various peoples of the world, I love reading the stories of travelers and knowing the stories of the people I meet.

Especially about the historical aspects, Roberto, who has been my partner in adventures for quite a while and important support in moving to Japan, is the true history-buff who has taught me to always appreciate and deepen the history of the places visited, in order to better understand them. On the blog, you will also find itineraries and historical insights written by him or with his important contribution.

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Collaboration & Inteviews

I usually organize my trips by myself, but I have also had the opportunity to collaborate with tourism board and travel-related to promote activities and destinations (when I join this experience, I declare it for transparency towards the reader), both in Italy than in Japan.
I had the pleasure of being interviewed by radio and newspapers, quoted by online media and created content for other digital realities, here are some examples:

#InLombardia365 Project 2016/2017

Promotion project of the Lombardy Region (Italy). I took part in 3 events related to the promotion of Lake Garda, Lake Idro and Valtellina.




Wine Tour in Yamanashi, promoted by Fuefuki City (Japan)



Promotional Tour of Ikaho Onsen, Gunma Prefecture (Japan)

For Gunma Prefecture I also starred in the official promotional video of Gunma Prefecture



I was quoted by Champneys Health SPA, Huffington Post and Hostelclub

I wrote articles for JournalOne and WAttention, and spoke on the italian radio Rtl 102.5, radio Lattemiele and Vivi Franciacorta.

During Tokyo 2020 Olympics I collaborated with Italian News (TG1  RAI)

I wrote the Italian page for the first visit to Japan for JNTO, the Official Japan Tourism Board


Contact me!

It is possible to request my mediakit and my portfolio with further links by writing me an email at: warmcheaptrips@gmail.com
At the same email you can also write me for travel advice, or follow me on social networks:
Facebook: Warm Cheap Trips
Instagram: @warmcheaptrips