16 awesome & unique gift ideas for the globetrotter in your life

To get into the spirit of the holidays, I thought I’d put together a list of awesome gift ideas for the world traveler in your life. (This list can also be subtly known as ‘a list of awesome gifts for Ashley—wink, wink.) But seriously, this list contains some practical gifts and other thoughtful/unusual gifts youContinue reading “16 awesome & unique gift ideas for the globetrotter in your life”

italy travel tip: recommendations for museum-going in florence

I’ll be honest with you; I’m not the biggest appreciator of art, but the Uffizi and Accademia Galleries are at the top of most top-10 lists of things to see in Florence. Because these galleries are so popular among tourists, though, the lines can be daunting hours-long affairs. To avoid the lines, though, here’s aContinue reading “italy travel tip: recommendations for museum-going in florence”

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”