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Why You Should Take a Small Group Tour

  Americans have fewer vacation days than a lot of our fellow travelers. For us, it’s even more important to capitalize on our time away and make the most of a trip. To fully experience a city and its charms, I like taking a small-group tour for a few hours. A tour offers you the… Continue reading Why You Should Take a Small Group Tour

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Things to Do in Florence: ‘Hidden Florence’ Walks

On our most recent trip to Florence, Jon and I had the fun of using an app called Hidden Florence to take guided walks throughout the city. This great technology really heightened our sightseeing! The app takes one on a historical adventure of Florence attractions across the city. The guide, Giovanni, is a 1490s wool… Continue reading Things to Do in Florence: ‘Hidden Florence’ Walks

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Historic Food Markets in Florence: Mercato Centrale & Sant’Ambrogio Market

As my regular readers know, I love traveling to historical spots that allow me to sample good food. Eat to live or live to eat? I’m definitely in the latter category. Engaging with a culture through its culinary delights is a great way to get to know a place and have an immersive travel experience.… Continue reading Historic Food Markets in Florence: Mercato Centrale & Sant’Ambrogio Market

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Places to See in Florence (Firenze): Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

The train pulled into Florence's Santa Maria Novella station and I prepared myself for heart palpitations, fainting, dizziness, or to spontaneously burst into tears. Why, you may ask? These are some of the psychosomatic responses that a "victim" may have when they are exposed to great amounts of art in a single place. With artistic… Continue reading Places to See in Florence (Firenze): Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance