September 22, 2019

Postcard from Pisa

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Photo Feature: Romeo and Juliet Balcony


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Nothing says romance like Romeo and Juliet.† A trip to Italy, specifically, Verona — home to star crossed lovers, would be an incredibly romantic choice. However, most of us would be more likely to take a little more affordable romantic getaway.† And it’s not too difficult to decrease the cost [...]

Photo Feature: Roman Ruins in Jordan


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Of course, one finds Roman ruins in Rome, but they are also prevalent in Jordan, Syria, Israel and other Middle Eastern destinations.† Planning a vacation to include some of these ruins is fun, fascinating and educational for tourists of all ages.† In Rome, for example, ancient ruins are in the [...]

Affordable Ideas for Romantic Travel


Hoping for a hot getaway with your boo? While itís fine to splurge on a luxury vacation if you want to, the truth is grabbing some quality time away from the hustle and bustle might cost far less than you think. Here are a few suggestions for romantic travel that donít cost a mint. Cabin [...]

Photo Feature: Venetian Vaporetto

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This vaporetto, or Venetian water bus, is one popular way to see Venice, Italy on a budget. Itís also a great place to practice your travel photography skills on an afternoon ride back to the train station. There are many beautiful sights to see and fun things to do in Venice, including St. Markís cathedral, [...]

Photo from the Road: Typical Venetian Entryway

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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This doorway exemplifies the typical architecture one can expect to see when touring Venice, Italy. Similar photo ops are possible along the various alleyways and canals throughout the city.

How to See Venice, Italy on a Budget


History, architecture and some of the most impressive artwork in the world draw visitors to Venice, Italy by the millions. A popular life-list destination, the city is considered prohibitively expensive by many travelers. However, it is possible to pinch a few pennies during your visit. Transportation: Thereís no driving in Venice, so getting around the [...]

Photo from the Road: Sirmione Street Scene

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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This simple street scene was photographed on the islet of Sirmione, along the shores of Italyís Lake Garda. Itís a popular destination for tourists to take a boat ride, go for a swim, tour ancient Roman ruins and catch a romantic Italian dinner.

Photo from the Road: Pisa Picnic Area

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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The piazza in Pisa, Italy is one of the most beautiful in the world, and a popular place for tourists to picnic while taking in a little sightseeing. There are other things to see in Pisa as well, as the city has been around for generations.

Italyís Lake Garda Offers Windsurfing, Archaeology and More


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Slightly south of Bolzano and about a half hour west of Verona is the Italian wind-surfing destination of Lake Garda.

How to Plan a Perfect Day in Pisa

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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Historically a maritime rival with the likes of Venice and Genova, Pisa, Italy gets its current fame from a failed, but phenomenally beautiful architectural project. The leaning tower of Pisa is certainly the attraction that draws most foreigners to this Italian city, but there is definitely more here to explore.

Top Tips for Enjoying the Venice Carnival


There are few cultural festivals more elaborately celebrated than the Venice carnival in Italy. People from all over the world travel to this annual event. Some to participate in the costumed revelry, others to sight see and troll for photo opportunities. The city is picturesque enough in its own right. Add in the gilded masks, [...]

11 Things to Do in Beautiful Bolzano, Italy

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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Of all the places my husband and I visited when we lived in Europe, one that has always remained foremost in my memory is Bolzano, Italy. Having always intended to write an article about the area, I recently dug out my file folder of brochures and notes and sat down [...]

Follow the Rules


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Whenever a group of more than two people is traveling together, the potential for missteps increase exponentially. You all should know the ‘rules’ of where you’re going and follow them.† I went to Italy in 2000 in a group of 6 to see family we’d never met.† The sons of [...]