Venice is one of the most beautiful, unique cities in the world. Though many people are reluctant to visit her because – a) they have heard it is very expensive b) it is jam packed with tourists. I will quickly answer those statements. Is Venice expensive? It can be. However with careful planning (and you… Read More When You Only have a Couple of Days in Venice
The Eternal City, so rich in history, art and culture. You could spend months in Rome and not see all that there is to see. However, most people spend an average of 3 days in Rome, so I’ve compiled a list of things to see and do if you are only in Rome for a… Read More 3 Days in Rome
Who doesn’t love a “hack” of any kind? Well here are a few travel related ones that I ALWAYS use! Packing cubes – I know this isn’t really a hack, but come on, it’s like having drawers in your suitcase! Clothes stay organized. This is especially useful when you are checking in and out of… Read More Travel Hacks!
No, this isn’t about fashion, it’s about figuring out what type of vacation best suits you. There are so many different types of travelers. From your budget conscious backpacker trying to cram a hundred destinations into one vacation to your adventure seeking traveler, looking for the ultimate for the ultimate thrill. Perhaps you want to… Read More What’s Your Travel Style?
You’ve finally got your holiday time booked off. You’ve decided you want to go to Italy (or anywhere for that matter, just replace Italy with whichever place you want to go). Now what? Do you want a packaged group tour? Do you travel independently? You have 10 days, what to see in those… Read More The Misunderstood Travel Agent
This could really be answered in one sentence – “It is not necessary to tip for anything in Italy”. Done. However, it seems that it’s necessary to expand on this. In restaurants, at the bar (where you order your espresso) it is not necessary to leave a tip. If (and that’s a big IF) you… Read More To Tip or Not to Tip?
Some of my favorite vacation memories are centered around food. Especially food in Italy. Italy is a gastronomic delight. I think even the “bad” food is good. But, you do need a little bit of advice before diving into those good eats. First, don’t expect to find “Italian” food as it is served here in… Read More Food, Glorious Food!
One of the best ways to travel around Italy is by train. They have an excellent rail network throughout Italy. The cost is very reasonable (especially if booked in advance) and extremely comfortable. What’s more, it takes you from city centre to city centre. There are your high speed trains (Freccia) which travel between major… Read More Train Travel!
With each trip I take (long or short) I become better and better at packing. Still not able to just do a carry-on (unless it’s for a weekend), but I’m getting there! My latest trip to Europe (which was a month long) required some good planning as far as the packing goes. I discovered “packing… Read More Packing Tips!
I just returned from a trip to Italy. I’ve been reflecting on the flights that I took. I won’t mention the airlines that I used, but will talk about the experience I had and what I would do differently, as well what I would/won’t recommend to clients. Our first flight, Vancouver to Toronto, then Toronto… Read More Booking Flights