6 tips for making travel more affordable

I won’t bullshit you: Traveling is not cheap. This isn’t news to you. When I talk to folks about travel, that’s usually what they say: “Oh, we don’t have the money for that,” or “I don’t know how you guys afford it.” And I’ll be honest, my husband and I are extremely fortunate that we haveContinue reading “6 tips for making travel more affordable”

italy travel tip: skip the free walking tour, but do wander venice at night

When the hubs and I visited Venice in 2012, I wasn’t all that impressed. Granted, we were staying on a campground one ferry ride away from actual Venice. We took the ferry over in the morning, had a walking tour, then had the afternoon to wander around until our scheduled gondola ride. (A word of advice:Continue reading “italy travel tip: skip the free walking tour, but do wander venice at night”

italy travel guide: what to see, eat & buy in florence

I have now been to Italy three times, and I can say definitively that Florence is my favorite Italian city. Why? For one thing, its proximity to other places is ideal. You can take quick jaunts to Tuscany, Pisa, or Cinque Terre without having to mess with a million different dwellings. Also, it’s the quaintestContinue reading “italy travel guide: what to see, eat & buy in florence”

italy travel tip: do an ‘eating italy’ food tour in rome

One of the best things the ladies and I did in Italy this May was to partake in the Testaccio Supper Stroll, offered to us by Eating Italy Food Tours. Eating Italy currently offers Food Tours in Rome and Florence, and, according to their site, they’ll be adding tours in Venice soon, too! In eachContinue reading “italy travel tip: do an ‘eating italy’ food tour in rome”