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Finding a balance between budget travel and the good things in life.

Things to do in Lucca

Lucca is a small Tuscan city often overlooked by visitors to the area in favour of nearby Florence or Pisa. It is best known for it’s city walls, which are still a prominent feature today, or...

One Day in Pisa

As soon as Pisa is mentioned, it’s famous leaning tower is the first thing that comes to mind. In fact, many times when I mentioned travelling to Italy, it was the first place people asked me...

Things to do in Siena, Italy

Siena is a picturesque little town in Tuscany, Italy. Before I left on this trip, everyone I told we planned on spending a few weeks in Italy said I simply had to go to Tuscany. We spent a few days...

Travel Diaries – Tuscany

Gap Year Days 43 – 54 The worst part about travelling is moving between locations. Packing everything up and lugging it all to the airport/train station/bus stop. More than likely more than...

Travel Diaries – Naples

Gap Year Days 39 – 43 In Rome we boarded our Italo fast train for the trip to Naples. The trip was to take just over an hour. As soon as we got out into the countryside the speed slowly...

An Easy Budget Visit to the Colosseum

Almost every first time visitor to Rome has the Colosseum on their bucket list. We did too. As soon as I started to look at all the options for our visit, I became confused and overwhelmed! There...

Travel Diaries – Rome

Gap Year Days 34 – 39 Our arrival into Rome Fiumicino Airport was blissfully uneventful. We relied as usual on Google maps to get us to our hotel. Take a train, then a bus! All was going well,...

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