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Top tips for favorite free picks in Rome

Vatican Museum

Among budget travelers, Europe has a feared reputation for being prohibitively expensive. On my first visit to the continent – Rome, Italy – I was concerned about how the notoriously high prices would affect my “value travel” budget, and hoped it wouldn’t put a damper on my experience. Wow, was I ever worried for NOTHING. […]

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The perfect Tuscany road trip – Part 2

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Part two of our dream road trip through Tuscany starts in the beach town of Viareggio and ends in the mountain village of Colonnata. (Check out Part 1 here!) Viareggio In the weeks preceding Easter, this typical Italian beach town has a carnival in which the floats are made of papier maché. The beaches are littered […]

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The perfect Tuscany road trip – part 1

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Our Tuscany Dream Road Trip – Part 1 A lot of people think Tuscany is overrated and search out lesser known parts of Italy to explore. But, although each region has many wonderful things to offer, there’s a reason Tuscany is up there on every Italy lover’s list. Many consider its cuisine the best in […]

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Orvieto, not just another hill town


A short trip north of Rome is the small town of Orvieto. From the moment you see it perched up on its volcanic plug, you can tell it’s a special place. With its 360 degree views of the surrounding countryside and vineyards, it’s no wonder a number of popes have called Orvieto home over the years. […]

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Tips for traveling through Germany and Italy with Eurail

Having a Eurail train pass made traveling through Germany and Italy a breeze. From spectacular sunsets to stunning scenery – this is the only way to travel in Europe. Germany My boyfriend and I first used the pass to travel through Germany’s major cities – Frankfurt, Berlin and Munich. Frankfurt was our first stop and was […]

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Cambodian Cities OTHER Than Siem Reap

When heading to Cambodia, almost everyone makes a first stop in Siem Reap. And it makes sense. Home to the […]


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