Category Archives: Travel Tips

What to pack for a Springtime trip to Tuscany

Planning a springtime trip to Tuscany?  Whether you are visiting Florence, Lucca, Pisa or Montecatini Terme you are in for a wonderful time.  Tuscany is beautiful and has worked it’s way up to be one of my favorite places to visit.  I am in love with it’s amazing weather, beautiful architecture, delicious wine and gelato.  Oh the gelato.  Lots and

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Hostel vs Hotel

Let’s be honest for a moment, there are numerous types of accommodations you can chose from on your travels.  You can rent an AirBnB, stay in someone’s extra bedroom, rent an RV, hotel, and even hostels.  Your first thought might be aren’t hostels for backpackers?  Mine was.  The first time we stayed in a hostel during our trip to Ireland, we

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5 tips for the “Sneezey” side of travel

You have done everything right.  You packed the correct attire for your trip, taken your vitamins, drank plenty of water, exercised in the morning, and didn’t overindulge in the food or alcohol, yet you are still sick.  This happened to me in Ireland.  We went in the fall and had packed clothes to stay warm, and did all the above

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No Car…No Problem – don’t let that stop you from seeing the Irish countryside

“Taking a road trip through the Irish countryside”, this was on my bucket list for years.  But what happens when the rental car company wants a 1k deposit?  This actually happened to Drew and I.  We booked our tickets to Ireland and immediately started researching rental car companies.  Not going into too much details about that here, but we couldn’t

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5 More tourist mistakes you should try to avoid

I am back with five more tourist mistakes you should try to avoid.  If you missed the first five, you can read about it here.  The first one started out with a not so great story that happened to me while traveling in Italy.  This time I decided to start with a more recent story that happened while in Ireland.  It

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5 Tourist mistakes you should try to avoid

Squatting over a hole in the ground that was labeled a toilet, holding myself up and looking around for toilet paper and not finding any.  Okay so sorry for the visual, but this happened to me, just this year at a train station in Italy.  Everyone makes mistakes and I really wish I would have read a list like this

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