Trip Planning Guide

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Traveling in Tuscany

We’ve just returned from two-and-a-half weeks in Italy, and traveling in Tuscany was undoubtedly one of the highlights of our trip. The art and architecture are amazing, the rolling hills covered with vineyards and...

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Greek Island Hopping

Anyone who’s ever seen a calendar featuring gorgeous shots of Santorini has likely dreamed of doing a little Greek Island hopping. After all, with fabulous scenery, delicious food, and interesting archeological sites, the Greek...

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Cooking classes in Rome

Rome is one of the most wonderful places in the world. Where else can you experience the grandeur of the ancient world, the splendor of the Renaissance, and la dolce vita 21st century style,...

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Picked hotels in Naples, Italy.

Naples gets a bad rap. For years, travelers have been advised to avoid it because it’s dangerous, dirty, and a little rough around the edges. All of this is true, but it’s more or...

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What to do and where to stay in Verona

Verona, Italy is best known as the setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and Two Gentlemen of Verona. But it also has some of the best preserved Roman architecture outside of Rome and some...

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Cheap accommondation in Hvar

Croatia and the Dalmatian Coast have really caught on with travelers in the last few years. With miles of stunning coastline, reasonable prices, and a great blend of natural beauty and history, it’s easy...

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Packing list for women

For many years, Rick Steve’s has included his packing list in his budget European travel skills book, Europe through the Back Door. Women wrote and said his list didn’t consider their travel needs. ETBD...

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Tips of vacation planning

The summer is right around the corner, and thousands of Americans are planning vacations and trips. Traveling on a budget can be tricky, but it is not impossible. The key is to plan ahead,...

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Traveling with kids

GO BABY GO Let’s begin this discussion with a basic truth. Traveling with your infant is a bit of a hassle and requires more gear and planning than traveling with your older kids. Still,...