5 Tips on How to Vacation in Italy on a Budget

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One question I get a lot from friends and family who want to go to Italy or Europe on vacation is, “Is it expensive?” The answer: It doesn’t have to be! I spent less money in Italy on my last 2-week vacation than if I was going to take a 2-week long trip to Fort Lauderdale, where I was living at the time. Want to learn how to vacation in Italy on a budget, too? […]

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10 Cities to Visit in Italy that Aren’t Florence, Venice, or Rome

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When you’re planning your trip to Italy, do you find yourself flying into Venice, taking the train to Florence, and then flying out of Rome? When we’re restricted by time, we tend to choose these three cities to get a good “taste” of Italy. But, most people, after their first time agree that it’s better to visit, smaller, less-touristic cities to get the real experience. Until very recently (1871) Italy wasn’t even Italy as we know […]

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Where to Stay on the Cheap: 5 Cool Hostels in Rome to Try

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I love Airbnb as much as the next person, but when I’m traveling alone I prefer to stay in an inexpensive, boutique hostel. When you hear “hostel”, you might think of bed bugs, snoring neighbors, and shared dormitories. But, it’s 2017–guests expect a lot more than what they used to and boutique hostels are popping up in every city in the world. With a little bit of research, I’ve compiled this list of inexpensive, cool […]

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What should I pack for Italy in the summer? Your Ultimate *Essential* Packing List

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“He who would travel happily must travel light.” As Antoine de Saint-Exupery (who?) once said, you’re going to be dead-ass miserable if you overpack on your vacation to Italy. Especially if you plan on shopping. Especially in the summer heat. Lugging your bags around is not cute—and neither is the sweat stains on your back. Take it from me, it is better to underpack and buy what you need, than to never wear half of […]

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The Worst Italy Travel Regrets According to 100 People

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When it comes to your first Italy trip, you don’t have time for regrets. Even certified Italophiles have made their fair share of mistakes. I was curious about what the worst Italy travel regrets were, so I asked 100 of you guys what your biggest mistakes were. Check out the results below! Worst Italy travel regrets ranked Here’s the data from the survey. Not staying long enough (37.7%) Overpacked (23.5%) Going too fast (23.5%) Didn’t research enough […]

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What Are the Advantages of Traveling Alone?

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Solo travel is all the rage in 2017—especially solo female travel. There are a lot of reasons why people opt to take a trip alone. Sometimes, it’s out of necessity (their friends can’t take off work), and other times its a personal choice (they prefer to experience a new place alone). I know from personal experience it takes a lot of preparation, planning, and courage to take the first step and go it alone. In doing […]

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Why Everyone Should Travel To Sicily Once In Their Life

Most people plan their first trip to Italy around the big three: Venice, Florence, and Rome. It’s obvious why. Who doesn’t want to take a gondola ride through the Venice’s canals, visit Michelangelo’s David, and tour the Colosseum? Ask any off-the-beaten-path enthusiast, and for certain, they have even seen these landmarks. Adding Sicily to your list is one stop you won’t regret and will give you a complete Italian experience. Here are 5 reasons why you should travel […]

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