Beat the Crowds: Day Trip Jaunts Near Rome

Beat the Crowds: Day Trip Jaunts Near Rome

Prospective visitors to Rome always want to see the same things: The Vatican. The Colosseum. The Forum. The problem is, everyone has the same ideas, and everyone is there. But there are alternatives to the typical Roman visit, offering visitors a chance to take in every bit of the beauty and antiquity of this storied empire without being caught up in jostling swarms of noisy tourists.

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12 Quirky Museums in Northern Italy

12 Quirky Museums in Northern Italy

When travelers to Italy hear the word "museum", we typically think of walking along velvet rope-lines through hallways on old tile floors, admiring paintings, sculpture, and other artwork and artifacts from throughout history. But a stuffed alligator? Lakota moccasins? Salami? A 150-year-old shovel? Here is a list of some of our favorite museums in Italy - you probably didn't learn about most of this stuff in Art History 101.

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Budget Breakdown: How to *Actually* Afford a Vacation to Europe

Budget Breakdown: How to *Actually* Afford a Vacation to Europe

We travel to Europe 5-6 times a year, and we are not rich people, so budgeting is extremely important to us. We create custom itineraries for clients that want to travel to Europe, and in our consultations with them, the issue of money almost always plays a big role. Here's a breakdown of a typical budget. 
Here's a typical budget breakdown, along with a few tips on what you can expect to spend. This is how to have a trip that is immersive, authentic, and affordable - and you won't even notice the 'budget' aspect of it. 

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