Spend the Night in a Hostel. Florence, Italy.

In my many years of traveling around the world, it was not until embarrassingly recently that I had ever spent the night in a hostel. This popular and economical lodging option [...]

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Eat a Lampredotto Sandwich in Florence, Italy

In general, I wouldn't go out of my way searching for a sandwich filled with the cooked stomach of a cow. Who am I kidding? I totally would. So, hunting for a [...]

More Bucket List Adventures Ahead: Switzerland & Tuscany

I had just finished writting about my upcoming bucket list adventures to Spain, France and Galapagos when a couple more opportunities surprisingly came my way; Switzerland and the Tuscany region of [...]

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A to Z of Adventurous Travel Experiences

Cutie petootie Ruth, over at at Tanama Tales, nominated little ole' me to share my travel experiences for the "My Travel ABCs" series. Whoop, Whoop! It's an honor to just be nominated [...]

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Go to an Italian Happy Hour in Florence, Italy

I love a good happy hour. An Italian happy hour is even better. Then again, what's not to love? Cheap drinks. Cheap nibbles. And all before 5 o'clock. On our [...]

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Eat the Best Italian Pastry. Millefoglie Glassato al Pistacchio

In the brisk morning hours in Florence, there was only one thing I wanted to do, go to the local Pasticceria and devour my new favorite pastry Millefoglie Glassato al [...]

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Scale the 463 Stairs of the Florence Duomo

After loading up on the essential focaccia carbs at the Mercato Centrale , Peter and I headed to the Florence Duomo, the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiori. A so-called [...]

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Prosciutto & Pollo at Mercato Centrale in Florence

I was school-girl giddy about going to Mercato Centrale in Florence. This is one of the most impressive indoor produce, vegetable and meat markets in Italy, a foodie masterpiece. It is the principal marketplace in town, where [...]

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Things to do in Florence in a Day

Florence, Italy is a sightseeing mecca filled with picturesque churches, bountiful markets, authentic restaurants and so much more. It can be a bit overwhelming, but you'll be surprised by all [...]

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Touching a Fresco at the Florence Duomo

I have been to museums, before the Florence Duomo, where if you even get close to a famous piece of artwork a stern voice comes over a loud speaker saying, "Please step back [...]

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