Europe

Visiting Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome, Italy

Castel Sant’Angelo is a must-see destination when visiting Rome, Italy — but it’s not just about the history or beautiful architecture. The castle showcases one of the most amazing views in Rome. Here are the reasons you should include the Castel St. Angelo on your Rome, Italy vacation. Click the links below to skip to […]

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5 Things to do in Vienna in 1 day

Vienna, Austria has been considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, and historically, one of the most significant (especially in the world of music). You could spend weeks there and still not see everything you want, but if you are limited on time, here are our favorite things to do in Vienna in 1 […]



How to spend one day in Venice, Italy: Everything you need to know

Venice, Italy can be a trip of a lifetime. But you don’t need a lot of time there to really experience everything the city has to offer. Here are some tips and tricks on how to spend one day in Venice, Italy: Click the links below to skip to any of the following sections: Get […]


Climb Il Duomo Florence, Italy: Reserve your tickets in advance

The best advice I received before heading to Italy was from Rick Steves: he suggested reserving your time to climb the Cathedral (Duomo) in Florence months in advance. And he was right: the Il Duomo di Firenze (the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore) was requiring reservations months in advance. Here are our tips for […]


What to wear to The Vatican: Dress Code rules you should know [2018]

When visiting the Vatican, it’s important to remember to show respect. Even if you are not Catholic, and even if you are not Christian, you are in a holy place and it’s important to follow the few amount of rules they have in the Vatican dress code. The Vatican’s dress code means women and men […]


Climb to the top of St. Peter’s Basilica Dome

Visiting Vatican City can be an exciting, but overwhelming, experience. When visiting the home of the pope, you will want to see The Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and definitely St. Peter’s Basilica. But it’s not well known that you can actually climb to the top of St. Peter’s Basilica Dome. You can actually take […]


Norwegian Airlines is flying from Los Angeles to Madrid

Norwegian Airlines’ nonstop Los Angeles to Madrid, Spain flight has begun operation, with prices starting at $195 each way. The flight will operate four times a week and will depart from Los Angeles International Airport and arrive at Madrid-Barajas Airport. Norwegian will also be launching a New York City flight to Madrid on July 17, […]


Where to stay in Regensburg, Germany: Roter Hahn hotel review

When planning a trip to Europe, a travel agent suggested we spend one of our off days in Regensburg, Germany, because it would be like nothing we had ever seen. When looking at hotels in Regensburg, Roter Hahn came to the top of the list for many reason. Here are our tips on where to […]


Visiting the Colosseum in Rome, Italy: Everything you need to know

The Colosseum in Rome, Italy is perhaps one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world, and visiting is a life-changing experience. But to do so, you will want to make sure you plan in advance to have the best experience possible. Click the links below to skip to any of the following sections: Location […]


Visiting the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Marina di Pisa beach

The Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, Italy is truly one of the world’s greatest wonders. But Pisa is so much more than the tower — so if you are in the area to visit the leaning tower, then you will want to make sure to see some of the other amazing things the area […]


Where to stay in Venice, Italy: Locanda Leon Bianco

Whether you use a travel agent, booking website, or airbnb, you will soon find that there are so many hotels and apartments available in Venice, and it can soon become overwhelming. Because of this, we wanted to share with you the one we experienced ourselves, because it was such an amazing stay. Locanda Leon Bianco […]


Visiting Ancient Pompeii, Italy and hiking Mount Vesuvius

If you are traveling to Italy, visiting the city of Pompeii and hiking Mount Vesuvius are must-see locations. There are so many Italian cities with amazing history, but none have been preserved the way Pompeii has. We have some tips on how to get to Pompeii from Rome, Italy, as well as everything you need […]


Venice, Italy to ban tourists from certain areas of the city

Venice, Italy will be restricting tourists from visiting certain areas of the city during the busy holiday weekend of April 28 to May 1. Non-locals looking to visit popular destinations like St. Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge will be diverted to visitor-only routes. Unless you have a Venezia Unica pass, you will not be […]


Taking the Vatican Scavi tour: Visiting St. Peter’s tomb

The Vatican Scavi Tour, or a tour of the Vatican Necropolis, is one of the most exclusive tours in Rome, Italy, and maybe even in Europe! This is because they only let around 250 people in each day (compared with the more than 30,000 who visit the Vatican each day). You can only visit Ufficio […]


Visiting the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica

Visiting the Vatican can be an overwhelming experience — mostly because there is so much to do, and you don’t want to miss anything. From the Sistine Chapel to the Vatican Museums to climbing St. Peter’s Basilica Dome, you could spend days there soaking it all in. Here are some tips to seeing everything you […]


Why you won’t want to visit London for the royal wedding

While it may seem tempting to visit Britain for the May 2018 wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, there are some reasons you why you won’t want to visit London for the royal wedding — and why you should just stay home and watch it on TV. According to VisitBritain, the UK tourism industry got […]


Europe: Should I rent a car or take the train?

So you’re heading to Europe and have no idea how to get around? Transportation in a new country can be scary, especially knowing if you should rent a car or take the train. So which is better? Taking a car or renting a train is a very personal decision. There are pros and cons of […]


Norwegian Airlines launches $169 flights from the Bay Area to Rome

Norwegian Airlines has launched a nonstop flight from the Bay Area to Rome, starting at $169 each way. The route will fly from Oakland to Rome, and means Norwegian is the only airline to offer year-round, nonstop service from the San Francisco area and California to both Barcelona and Rome. They also offer more routed […]