Day Trip From Rome: Anzio, Italy

As an easy day trip from Rome, Anzio is saturated with Italian culture. There's no place like home, but sometimes you just need to get away. A few weeks ago, my roommates and I decided to venture away from our beloved Rome and see a different Italian town. We each paid 3.60 euros for a train ticket …

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13 Best Things To Do In Florence, Italy

The best things to do in Florence, the famous and artistic capital of Tuscany. Florence remains high on many travelers' bucket lists, as it should. As the birthplace of the Renaissance, this beautiful area is home to legendary architecture and world-famous artwork. As the capital of Italy's region of Tuscany, Florence is full of amazing …

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10 Incredible Things To Do In Interlaken, Switzerland

10 of the most amazing things to do in Interlaken, Switzerland.  This past weekend, I had my first gig as an international tour guide in Switzerland. I helped lead a weekend trip to Interlaken with Smart Trip, the student tour company I work for in Rome. Aside from dealing with long overnight buses, the responsibility …

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Hidden Gems of Europe

Hidden gems of Europe: 8 underrated European cities that offer authentic, intimate travel experiences. Travelers flock to Europe because there are so many beautiful cities. And they're all so close to each other! Paris, Rome, Berlin, Amsterdam, and Barcelona, are all incredible and famous places in Europe. These cities attract tourists from all over the …

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Unexpected Things To Love About Rome

Here are some of my favorite unexpected things to love about Rome! I have now lived in Rome for about a month. The last 36 days have been a blur with countless new faces and new job responsibilities consuming all my time and flooding my headspace. As I become acquainted with more and more people, …

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A Day In The Tuscan Countryside

A summary of my day working as a tour guide in Tuscany. Located in central Italy, beautiful Tuscany represents one of the most popular regions of the country. Tuscany has rolling green landscapes, world-famous wines, and a vast Renaissance history. Travelers should definitely tour through this lush and diverse region of Italy. Working As A …

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First Impressions of Italy

My first impressions of living and working in Italy as a tour guide. Despite the title, this is not my first time in Italy. My first visit to this beautiful country was in 1996 as an infant. Then, my family proceeded to live here from 1999 to 2000. Since then I've been lucky enough to …

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10 Reasons To Visit Porto, Portugal

10 reasons to visit Porto, a bustling and beautiful city in northern Portugal. For a relatively small European country, Portugal is packed with diverse natural scenery and a thriving sense of culture. From the busy capital of Lisbon, to the stunning beaches of the Algarve, to the vast countrysides of the northern wine regions, Portugal never …

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How I Lived in Portugal for One Month and Only Spent 200 Euros

How I lived in Portugal for one month on a budget. All my best budget travel tips! Within the last year, many people have asked me how I can afford to travel so much. Being a recent college graduate with no reliable income and no job prospects other than waitressing, this is a valid question. …

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6 Reasons To Visit Sintra, Portugal

6 Reasons to visit Sintra on your next visit to Portugal. About an hour northwest of Portugal's capital lies Sintra. This picturesque fairy-tale land is filled with castles, secret gardens, and adorable old men playing wooden flutes in the street. After experiencing the chaos of Lisbon, the peaceful, intimate atmosphere of Sintra feels like a …

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