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Posts from the ‘Italy’ Category

In Photos: Venice

Ahh, Venice. What else is there to say? It is one of the most romanticized, visited and talked about destinations in the world. I dreamed about going there for years and when the time came I absolutely fell in love with it. The canals, the architecture, the gelato, the beautiful weather – it all made for the perfect Venetian weekend.  Read more

Unexpected Venice

As I was writing my end of year travel review, I realized it has taken me awhile to write about Venice. I traveled there in September as the last leg of my five city European train journey. It was not on the way, it was not convenient, I was not even in the same country, but I HAD TO GET TO VENICE. Read more

My 2013 Travels

The end of the year is one of my favorite times. While some people find it sad and nostalgic, for me it is full of excitement. It is a time to reflect on the past year, celebrate the goals reached, consider the lessons learned and plan new goals for the coming year. Since many of my goals involve travel, Read more

Sunday Snapshot: The Colosseum

Even if you have not seen it in person, you have heard about it. The Colosseum is the largest amphitheatre in the world and one of Rome’s most famous sights. A lasting example of ancient Roman architecture, the Colosseum was used for public processions, executions, re-enactments and most famously, gladiator battles. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this iconic symbol of ancient Rome was one of my favorite attractions in Europe and one that I would love to return to!

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Sunday Snapshot: Venice

The Venetian canals get me every time. In a city dominated by waterways, big and small, there is no shortage of beautiful canals. At the same time, in a city flooded with tourists, there is something incredibly peaceful (and triumphant) in finding an empty canal. I love how the stone and brick buildings have begun to crumble and show the age and character of the city. Stay tuned for more posts in the upcoming weeks about my trip to Venice!


Money-Saving Tips for Traveling Europe

Recently back from a two week trip to Europe, I can relate firsthand to how expensive the continent can be. Elite museums and historical sites, bustling cities and cutting edge restaurants all contribute to the allure and charm of Europe…while often conspiring to empty your wallet. Read more

Sunday Snapshot: San Gimignano

Driving about 60 km outside Florence, Italy takes you to medieval walled town of San Gimignano. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is famous for its towers as well as its medieval architecture and atmosphere that still exist today. However, the outside edge of this hill town provides stunning views of the countryside that are best viewed at sunset.

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