Tag Archives: #tripplanning

The Top 10 Things You Must See & Do in Italy

Italy is rich with so many things to do, see, and learn. And while there are the cliché things to do, some of those cliché things to do are worth it. You have to, for instance, take a gondola ride in Venice, take the thumbs up/thumbs down picture in the Roman Colosseum, rub “Il Porcellino’s” […]

How to Put Together Your Own Travel Itinerary

When planning an itinarary for one of the biggest touristic destinations with unlimited places and things to do, you must be organized. It is always good to have a plan, even if you are a free traveler and want to have an open schedule, like I did, you know more or less what you want […]

10 Things You Will NOT See in Italy

Traveling to different countries hopefully produces pleasant surprises at the differences in cultures. The result can be either a new found appreciation and love for these different cultures — as I have had for Italy — or a deeper appreciation and love for your own culture. But some customs are just flat out shockers. Here […]

Where Should You Travel Next in Italy? Try Lake Garda

As The Grazie Girl, I’m always planning my next vacation in Italy. And where have I been? Well, I’m going to boast a little now. I’ve visited Venice, Florence, Rome, many towns and villages throughout Tuscany with my favorite being Lucca, Sorrento, Positano and several other towns along the Amalfi Coast, Sicily with my favorite […]

Will Google Overtake the Travel App Market?

Will Google’s new travel app be worth it? Will it be better than TripIt? That’s a tough one. As part of Google’s worldwide domination in all markets, they are in the testing process of a new app titled Google Trips. The travel industry has seen inventive, practical, and useful products that have changed the way […]

Travel Tips: The Concierge

“Travel Tips: The Concierge” originally appeared on the Travel Cocktail, a travel blog dedicated to “stylish travel, cafe life, and la dolce vita.” Published on January 20, 2016, this piece focuses on an important feature offered by hotels of which many people do not take advantage. And we all should. Enjoy. ***** The insider local […]

Travel Tip: Do You Really Have to Turn Off Your Device on Your Flight?

Nowadays travelers have numerous electronic devices with them during their flight. On my last trip to Italy, I used my IPad more for in-flight entertainment than what the airline had to offer. That being said, all airlines request passengers to turn all devices off during takeoff and landing. I noticed on my last flight that […]

Charming Italian Words that I Love

Originally posted on Italophilia:
Over the course of few months, I have read many beautiful Italian words. But some have stayed with me more than the others. What I love most about these words is how lovely they are and how musical they sound when I speak them. Stupefacente! Here are a few of my favorites (so far) along…

Travel Memory of the Week: Venice, 1994

My travels began when I was only 16-years-old. I was lucky to travel on a school trip to Spain. Yet I would not travel out of the country again for another ten years. My grandmother and I traveled with my cousins to London 1993 with the now defunct Club ABC Tours. What came next was […]

Travel Tips in Italy – Embrace the Italian Lifestyle

Originally posted on margieinitaly:
After seven trips to Italy I have learned a lot about the Italian lifestyle.  Although there are lots of articles, blogs and books written with great travel tips for Italy, I have jotted down just a few things to keep in mind as  travel tips from my own observations and personal…