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11 Days in Europe: Paris, Venice and Rome Sample Itinerary (and Insider Tips)

11 Days in Europe: Paris, Venice and Rome Sample Itinerary (and Insider Tips)

Updated January 2017 * You know how it is. You’ve finally saved enough to go on a 2-week trip to Europe — yay!!! You don’t want to go on one of those big bus tours where you’re herded around like cattle with 40-60 other tourists. […]

How to Tell If A Tour is Good Value or Not

How to Tell If A Tour is Good Value or Not

We break down an $850 11-day tour of France, Switzerland, and Italy — its real costs, pros and cons — and discuss the questions you have to ask before signing up for any tour. * Yesterday, a friend asked me to take a look at a tour […]

Italy

Italy

Rome and Vatican City How to Get Tickets for the General Audience with Pope Francis  General Audience with Pope Francis (8-Jan-2014)  The Colosseum  Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel (notes)  A Special Kind of Blue  Europe for the Heartbroken: 7 Perfect Places for Healing from a […]

7 countries in 18 days: A sample European itinerary

7 countries in 18 days: A sample European itinerary

What do you do if you’ve got 18 days in Europe and want to see a little bit of everything? See a little bit of everything! 7 countries, 9 cities in 18 days. (Well, it’s actually 5 countries, 1 city-state, and 1 principality, but the […]

Pope Francis

Pope Francis

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How to Get Tickets for the General Audience with Pope Francis

How to Get Tickets for the General Audience with Pope Francis

General audiences with the Pope are held every Wednesday at St. Peter’s Square. The January 8 audience, earlier this year, was probably the thing I looked forward to the most during our trip. Not because Pope Francis is one of the most popular men to […]