Category: Destination Guide

Colorful houses in Burano, near Venice
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Venice Travel Guide

If, like I did, you start your journey in Western Europe and work your way east, Venice may strike you as your first, "We're not in Kansas anymore" moment. Up until now, while many things have been new, most have still seemed slightly familiar. Major case in point, roads have been roads and cars have been cars. Well get ready. Venice is about to turn all of that on its head. Venice's historical and geographic features make it a beyond-unique place to visit. It's so far removed from conventional cities that at times it feels like more of a renaissance

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An old-world restaurant in Rome, Italy
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Rome Travel Guide

Few places allow you to walk in the footsteps of history quite like Rome. From the ancient architecture to the old-world flavors, a visit to Rome feels more than a bit like traveling through time. While some aspects feel more like a Disney attraction than a historical city (expect to be pestered to pay for photos with guys wearing gladiator costumes a few times per hour), it doesn't put a damper on Rome's otherwise amazing offerings. Beautiful, sophisticated, and just the slightest bit high-maintenance; Rome is everything you'd expect from an Italian fling. Let's dive in. What to Budget Accommodations

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A bicycle parked in the streets of Rome
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Italy Travel Guide

If you're on the hunt for life-changing food, breathtaking views, and the chance to walk in the footsteps of history; Italy is the place for you. If you're not looking for these things, what exactly have you been doing this whole time anyway? Italy is one of my favorite stops in Europe, so be sure to leave yourself plenty of time to enjoy all that is has to offer. City Specific Guides   Tips to Save Money Lunch Specials In many of my other destination guides, I have advised you to skip eating out, and instead, cook for yourself. Well

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The Duomo in Italy
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Florence Travel Guide

Of all the major stops in Italy, Florence is by far my favorite. Incredible food, beautiful architecture, and on the whole, much less crowded than Rome. What's not to love? So pull up a chair, loosen your belt, and learn about the best things to do while you're here. What to Budget Accommodations €10-35 per night For such a popular city, you can find a place to stay for relatively cheap. If you're traveling alone, hostels are still your best bet, with dorm rooms starting at around €10 per night. This price will obviously increase a bit as you get

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The Louvre museum in Paris
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Paris Travel Guide

True to its nickname, Paris is a city that is impossible to not fall in love with. Like art? The Louvre could keep you occupied for months.  Bit of a history buff? Walking Paris' many historic quarters is akin to traveling through time. Consider yourself a foodie? Welcome to heaven. This city has a seemingly endless amount of things to see and do, but I've shared some of my favorite activities and money saving tips below. What to Budget Accommodations €30-40 per night Given how popular of a travel destination Paris is, it's not surprising that the cost of accommodations is

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