italy travel tip: when in rome, tour the vatican

Even if you’re not super-Catholic, it is worth checking out the Vatican if you’re in Rome for a few days. I would recommend, however, that you do a guided tour, so that you know what you’re looking at, and so you can learn the history behind the different rooms and artworks (if you’re interested inContinue reading “italy travel tip: when in rome, tour the vatican”

italy travel tip: do the best of rome free walking tour

So I recently traveled Italy with my mother, honorary auntie, and best friend. We hit all the highlights: started in Rome, bopped down to the Amalfi Coast, shot up to Florence, trekked over to Venice, and hit up Milan/Lake Como before sweeping back to Rome. So, over the next several posts, I will be sharingContinue reading “italy travel tip: do the best of rome free walking tour”

how to plan an epic trip in 6 steps

In the last couple of years, we’ve really upped our traveling game, which means I’ve gotten a lot of practice planning big trips; we’ve gone to France, Spain, Italy, and Hawaii, while I ventured off to Italy again this year with the ladies. In planning these trips, I’ve made a lot of mistakes, but I’veContinue reading “how to plan an epic trip in 6 steps”