Posts Tagged ‘traveling abroad tips’

The Obvious (and Not So Obvious) Must-List for Rome

Monday, May 16th, 2016

The capital of Italy and a wonder of the Ancient World, Rome deserves to be marveled at.  With its rich history, sensational cuisine, and breathtaking scenery, Rome is at the top of bucket lists around the world, and there are so many reasons why.

Historical Sites

One of the most unique things about Rome is the way that old and new, ancient and modern, are constantly interacting with one another.  Some locals still give directions by referring to places as either inside or outside of “the walls”, referencing the ancient walls built by emperors who lived centuries before us, which are still standing today.  Common attractions like the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Pantheon may seem touristy and overpopulated, but they’re so popular because they are ceaselessly breathtaking.  The sheer enormity of the Colosseum, the views from the top of Palatine Hill, and the delicate perfection of the Pantheon all make for a beautiful day of sight-seeing in Rome.

The Vatican

Though technically its own country, the Vatican is a must-see destination if you’re traveling in Italy.  Thousands of people, both religious and secular, visit the Vatican every day either to pay respect to the Pope or simply to observe its beauty and grandeur.  It may seem daunting to see so many people rushing into what is essentially one large building, but the wait is worth it.  Visitors cannot only experience the intensity St. Peter’s Basilica, but can bask in the tranquility of the Sistine Chapel, observing the finest of Michelangelo’s works.


Tasting the best food that Italy has to offer isn’t difficult because delicious food is all around you.  Of course one has to try the classics: pasta, pizza, gelato, the list goes on, but what about cooking the food for yourself?  It may seem too good to be true, but Italian locals are actually willing to teach tourists how to cook their food!  A quick internet search can yield great results when trying to find a chef to apprentice, and the best part is that they’ll welcome you inside their home with open arms.  What better way to experience the freshest, most authentic Italian food than to have a hand in making it?

There are so many amazing things to do in Rome that it can seem daunting to try to plan a trip for yourself.  Especially if you’re traveling alone, making decisions about what to see and what to do can be tricky, so let us do it for you!  Book your tour to Italy today and join a group of fabulous women just like you who are ready for their Italian adventure.

Knowing the Currency Exchange Rate Overseas

Monday, April 27th, 2015

International travel is a wonderful experience that everyone should take advantage of at some point in their life. It gives you the opportunity to submerge yourself into new and different cultures that you otherwise wouldn’t be able to experience simply by staying in the states. Although many wild tell tales of how they backpacked through Europe with very little money in their pockets, there’s still a common understanding whether you travel with nearly nothing, or in the height of luxury, and that’s that you need to know exchange rates. (more…)

Travel Tips for Single Women: How to Pack for Your Next Trip

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

It’s vital as a woman to make sure we are prepared. It’s in our nature. Our anxiety is usually not so much about the Trip as it is if we are prepared. I like to compare packing as to going into combat.  What will I need? Who will I encounter? What events? Weather?  Outfits! It’s enough to drive me crazy. I have developed some packing tips for the woman who loves to travel.  Here are the tips to help you pack and feel prepared for wherever the journey may take you.

10 Packing & Travel Tips for Single Women


International Travel Checklist: Traveling Abroad Tips

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Traveling out of the country is an opportunity that people will tell you to take advantage of regardless of your age. With that being said, traveling out of the country, although an amazing experience, can also be a little daunting if you’ve never done it before. When you travel nationally, that’s easy, there’s no customs or excessively long flights you need to prepare for, and when you land, you’ll be surrounded by people who speak your native language; however, when you travel out of the country, that’s not the case.

Being in a new place can be eye opening and invigorating depending on what you make of the experience. Even if you’re on a business trip overseas, there’s still plenty of opportunity to enjoy the culture you’re temporarily visiting. Regardless of whether you’re on a business trip or just want to travel the world living that vagabond lifestyle, there are a few things you want to make sure you never forget because running into travel problems overseas can land you in some trouble. Though all this can be avoided by taking your due diligence prior to traveling abroad with the following international travel checklist.

5 Things You NEVER Want to Forget When Traveling Abroad

  1. Passport Renewals

    Obviously you can’t leave the country without your passport, but you want to make sure that it’s up to date well before you trip. Many countries will not allow entry if you don’t follow the “six month rule,” which is if your passport expires within six months of your travel date. This is a precaution in case you get stuck overseas longer than expected. Whatever country you’re visiting wants to ensure that you’ll eventually travel back to America so renewing your passport nine months before its expiration should be a safe bet.

  2. Checking the Weather

    When you’re traveling out of the country, you’ll quickly notice how the seasons differ. If you travel to Australia, their winter is from June to August while their summer is during December and February. So, that’s something you want to look into so you can pack accordingly.

  3. Electronic Chargers and Converters

    Many countries have different power outlets so, when you need to charge your phone, laptop, or tablet, you’ll want to make sure you have the proper outlet converter so you don’t blow a fuse. If you forget to buy a converter, they should sell them when you land, but either way; just make sure you at least pack all the chargers you’ll need.

  4. Credit Cards, Cash & the Exchange Rate

    When you travel overseas, many credit card companies charge a foreign transaction fee (some charge up to 3 percent). However, Chase Sapphire Preferred cards as well as Platinum Amex cards avoid charging you this fee. When it comes to cash, you’ll want to know the exchange rate in the country you’re visiting – this will also help you manage your travel budget.

  5. Research the Hotel’s Local Area

    Regardless of the country you’re visiting, no one wants to get lost. Therefore, make sure you carry something with your hotel’s address and information on it in the event that you do get lost; locals will better be able to help you find your way. Although large populations of people have a general understanding of the English language, there’s still a barrier that can cause confusion. When you have your hotels name as well as address written in their local language, you’re cancelling out any miscommunication.

Want to Travel Outside the Country?

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