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Crowded Tourist Experiences: Are They Worth It?

November 22, 2013

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While inside the Vatican complex in Rome, all I could see in front of me was an endless sea of humanity. Vatican security staff used ropes to block certain entrances and force the crowds to take the long route, away from the most direct entrance to the Sistine Chapel via a maze of small collection rooms within […]

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Excursions in Lake Como

May 13, 2013

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I love Italy! The culture, people, food, and overall resonance of the Italian language infiltrates a permanent smile on my face every time I travel within the country. Since Jim and I moved to London almost a year and a half ago, we’ve seized the opportunity to travel to Italy whenever we get the chance […]

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Skiing in the Italian Alps

January 18, 2013

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Tunnels, Tolls & Easy Driving  Milan Malpensa airport to Courmayeur was a 130 mile drive. Our GPS didn’t work but we decided to venture on anyway using only the directions we printed out online. In a foreign country with no knowledge of the roads, I would usually not recommend this strategy! But, surprisingly, it was […]

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