Going on a Sea Cruise: Santorini, Greece

After a fun-filled sea day enjoying the sun, activities, and food on Rhapsody of the Seas, Our next stop brings us to Santorini, Greece. Santorini is a Greek island on the Aegean Sea about 120 miles off Greece’s mainland. More »

Bellagio, Lombard Italy

Bellagio, Lombard is a province of Como. It is located on Lake Como, also known by its Latin-derived name Lario. More »

Going on a Sea Cruise: Dubrovnik

In part three, we visit Dubrovnik, Croatia. After leaving Venice, Italy, the first port of call for Royal Caribbean’s Rhapsody of the Seas is Dubrovnik, Croatia. Yes, the same Dubrovnik that Game of Thrones is filmed. More »

Florence, Italy: Rustic Beauty and Unmatched Cuisine

Florence; the mere mention of the city brings visions of Renaissance art and statues. David, Michelangelo\'s masterpiece is center stage. More »

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Here’s a quick post about a couple of nice and relatively cheap products that could make your next trip easier. More »

 

Florence, Italy: Rustic Beauty and Unmatched Cuisine

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Florence; the mear mention of the city brings visions of Renaissance art and statues.  David, Michaelangelo’s masterpiece is center stage.  You may even envision walking across Ponte Vecchio and browsing the vast array of gold adornments in the high-end jewelry shops.   One should not miss however the rustic beauty around every corner.  Additionally, Florence has unmatched cuisine of any place I have visited.  So much so, I even took an Italian food cooking class where I learned to make a four-course authentic Italian meal.

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Here’s a quick post about a couple of nice and relatively cheap products that could make your next trip easier.

Rome Italy: A Walk through Trastevere

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Colosseum

Rome is one of the quintessential cities everyone should visit at least once.  It’s full of history, mystery, and the most delicious food and wine in the world.  At every turn, there is a ruin of historic nature to explore. However, while seeing the major points of interest, one shouldn’t overlook other interesting aspects of a city, the neighborhoods, and people.  For me, one of Rome’s best neighborhoods is Trastevere just across the Tiber River. Its name means “across the river” and refers to its location on the west bank of the Tiber or Tevere in Italian.

Enjoy Your Vacation on a Whole Different Level

Everyone travels for different reasons.  It may be for history, sightseeing, or even the food.  They are all valid opportunities to enjoy your destination adequately.  However, I have found over the years, even when doing the stereotypical see the Eiffel Tour in Paris, you do not have to do it in a stereotypical way.  So, here is how you can enjoy your vacation destination on a whole different level.

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I guess everyone has their own list of travel tips.  I too have a few.  And really, can you have too many?

So, for my first article on travel tips, I want to talk about two gadgets that are great for traveling that I’ve picked up.  The first is a “cross-the-body” day bag and the other is a battery back-up for your cell phone.