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See Venice via Google Treks and DK – photos and maps

Imagining Venice: Stunning photos help us visualize our travel plans. I usually purchase a few travel-guide-books, sometimes even used-travel-guide-books to save money. (The landmarks won’t change much year to year, and I use the internet to get updated visitor info.) Often those books have plain pages, or perhaps black and white photos. To help us […]

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Family Travel Roma Pass Tips

Roma Pass: Save Time and Money

It was a short flight from Paris. So we didn’t need to run to the restrooms as one might upon disembarking from a longer flight. Instead, as recommended by many travel experts, we immediately found and entered the TI (Tourist Information) office at the Fiumicino Airport in Rome to purchase five Roma Passes for €30 […]

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Grocery Shopping in Tuscany

Grocery stores in Italy carry beautiful produce and other products. It is truly a treat to shop there, much like shopping in a high-end gourmet grocer in the United States. While we were staying in the more rural region surrounding Florence, we encountered a few different types of stores. In each little hilltop town, no […]

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Rome on my mind . .

My daughter just returned from Rome with her Latin class — lucky girl. Looking through her beautiful photos has me reminiscing. Check out this article with photos for a little virtual traveling EuroCheapo. Also for some great cost saving and consumer advice, EuroCheapo has an informative article regarding dining for the uninitiated or budget traveler […]

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