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    How NOT to Visit Rome (Rome Travel Mistakes & How to Avoid Them)

    So, back in May, I took one of the more disastrous trips I’ve ever taken. It was a trip to Rome–a place I’d been dreaming of visiting since I was a kid. But I made so many Rome travel mistakes that it almost completely ruined the trip! While I generally think of myself as a pretty organized and prepared traveler, Rome has a way of screwing with the best of us. So in the hopes that I can help you have at least a slighty smoother trip than the one I had, here are a few tips and tricks on how to avoid the Rome travel mistakes I made! Rome…

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    Europe Travel

    34 Best Places to Visit in Europe in Winter

    Fewer crowds, Christmas markets, and even the chance to see the northern lights… here are some of the best places to visit in Europe in winter! Whether you’re anxious to find some winter sun or experience the coziness of wrapping up while it snows outside, Europe in winter has so much to offer. Of course, I haven’t been able to visit all of the best places to visit in Europe in winter (yet), so I reached out to a few of my fellow bloggers for their suggestions! Best Places to Visit in Europe in Winter: WESTERn Europe Amsterdam, the Netherlands Recommended by Karen of Local Holland Amsterdam, the Netherlands is…

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    Europe Travel

    Valle del Chiese Guide: Where to Eat, Sleep, and Play in this Italian Lakes Paradise

    ***Thank you to the Valle del Chiese tourism board and Visit Trentino for hosting me on this trip, as well as to Traverse for helping to make it happen! As always, all opinions are my own.*** Imagine waking up to the beauty of Lake Garda or Lake Como, a gorgeous lake surrounded by cute towns and imposing mountains. Now… imagine the crowds. Yeah, I don’t really want to go there now either. But what if you could have that same amount of beauty with none of the crowds? It’s possible, and the answer is only a short drive away from Lake Garda: Valle del Chiese. This valley, located in Trentino,…

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    Adventure Travel,  Europe Travel

    VALLE DI LEDRO: 8 THINGS TO DO IN THIS OFFBEAT ADVENTURE DESTINATION IN TRENTINO, ITALY

    ***Thank you to the Valle di Ledro tourism board and Visit Trentino for hosting me on this trip, as well as to Traverse for helping to make it happen! As always, all opinions are my own.*** Whether you’re looking to escape the crowds and spend a few days relaxing in unspoilt nature, or want a no-holds-barred adventure, Valle di Ledro is the perfect place to head. This undiscovered valley in Trentino, Italy, is an absolute gem that only the Germans seem to know about. We spent two days in Valle di Ledro having the adventure of our lives. Hiking up a mountain, biking down that mountain, and discovering everything that…

  • Europe Travel

    The Best Vatican Guided Tours: Through Eternity Tours Review

    For the past few years, Italy has held the #1 spot on the top of my bucket list. This month, I finally managed to check that dream off-starting in Rome! Now, when it came to Rome, there was no way we were going to miss the top things to do in the city like the Vatican and the Colosseum. It just wasn’t going to happen. And because I figured I had decent enough knowledge about the Colosseum and Ancient Rome thanks two 3 years of Latin classes in high school, I was okay with visiting the Colosseum and Forum on my own. For the Vatican, though, I was basically wholly…

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    Europe Travel

    The Best Food Markets in Europe

    I don’t know if you’ve figured this out yet or not, but I absolutely love eating when I travel. This isn’t really a new thing. What is a little bit more recent, however, is my love for food markets. After visiting Copenhagen Street Food and the Rotterdam Markthall this spring, all I can think of is finding even more awesome food markets. In order to do that, I decided to compile a list of all of the best food markets in Europe. So, without further ado, here they are – brought to you by probably every travel blogger on the internet! In case you’re looking for something in particular, here’s…