Side Trips from Prague

Two Great Side Trips from Prague

As we have said many times, there are certain cities and sites that are must-see for good reason. If you are going to the Czech Republic, you simply must visit … Read more

Exploring Prague

Exploring Prague in Two Days

Coming into Prague on the bus from the airport was an interesting contrast in Soviet-era construction versus elaborate pre-Soviet buildings. We found the mix of styles intriguing and immediately knew … Read more

Planning Our Eastern Europe Trip

Planning Our Trip to Eastern Europe

When people think about traveling to Europe they often think of Italy, France and Spain in Western Europe. All of these countries are amazing (or so I’ve heard) and well … Read more

Italy Travel Tips

Tips for Your First Visit to Italy

Traveling overseas can be daunting when you encounter different language, currency and customs. Here, we share 14 tips to help you prepare for your first visit to Italy, one of the most-visited countries in the world. We cover everything from what to expect in hotels and bathrooms to staying connected.

Exploring Tuscany - Side Trips from Florence

Exploring Tuscany: Side Trips from Florence

Some of the best sites in Italy may be in the big cities, but the charm is often found in the small towns. Here, we explore several small towns in Tuscany. Each of these towns can be visited as a day trip or a one- or two-night stay on your way to or from Florence.

Hiking the Coast of the Cinque Terre

If you are not familiar with the Cinque Terre in Italy, you should be. The big cities, such as Rome and Florence, are certainly worth every ounce of “notoriety” that … Read more

Naples, Pompei and Sicily

We have discovered that Naples is one of those cities that people either love or hate. In fact, when planning our visit we read so many conflicting reviews that we … Read more