9 Must See Museums in Italy

Italy has a rich and diverse cultural heritage. The following museums in Italy will astound you, and you’ll enjoy a deeper knowledge of this beautiful country by visiting them. 1. Vatican Museum – Vatican City 2. Uffizi Gallery – Florence The Uffizi is one of the oldest and most famous art museums of the Western…

How to Explore Venice on a Backpacker Budget

By Erica Connolly One of the first things people will tell you about Venice is that it isn’t cheap and I failed to fully realize this before booking four nights on the island. After seriously stressing about money and considering changing flights, we decided to take Venice by its expensive horns and find a way to…

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5 Curiosities You Didn’t Know About Turin

Turin is one of the most beautiful cities in northern Italy and once capital of the Kingdom of Italy. In the Piedmont region, it is rich in history and monuments, of which most are very well known. However, there are a few Turin curiosities you may not yet know about. 1. The Holy Grail Is the Holy Grail…

A Magical Day in Venice

By Teri Franklin The city of Venice is an enchanted place—actually 118 different places. Venice is made up of 118 islands, separated by 177 canals and linked by 416 bridges. Its beauty is majestic, and I wanted to share a few moments from our day there last summer. We arrived in Venice via water taxi.…

Calories Don’t Count on Vacation: 10 Dessert Places to Indulge in Europe

When traveling to Europe, you always hear about the rich culture, historic monuments, and one-of-a-kind experiences; but there is a dessert world in Europe that is just waiting to be tapped. The desserts in Europe are all unique, scrumptious, and you should do everything in your power to try them all. Barcelona If you are…

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Glimmering Fountains of Rome [Photo Blog]

Does your travel plan include a trip to Rome? The gleaming fountains of Rome reflect the artistic history of this ancient city. Around just about every corner you can find a carved masterpiece bubbling with life… Created from the imaginations of artists like Bernini and Barberini. Come explore the beauty… Sit a while and take in…

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Beaches of Southern Italy [Photo Blog]

The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea. -Anne Morrow Lindbergh There’s something about the meeting of land and water that has a profound impact on us, whether it creates happiness or…