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Published : Aug, 2023

How to get there | City tours & passes
Hypogeum | Arena Floor | Roma Pass | Vatican Pass | Tips
The Colosseum one of the most popular sights in Rome, and one of the most recognizable landmarks in the entire world. Here are some useful tips for visiting the Colosseum!

No matter if you’re a serious history buff or a Gladiator fan – you can’t miss a visit to the Colosseum on a trip to Rome. I was super excited to see the Colosseum when we were in Rome for the first time, but visiting this historic landmark can be a bit overwhelming.

To ensure that you get the most out of your visit to the Colosseum and to avoid any disappointment, it pays off to plan your visit well in advance.

In this article I’ll be sharing my best tips for how to visit the Colosseum, how to buy tickets, and other things that you should know based on my experience traveling in Italy.

Published : Apr, 2023

Sites & attractions | City tours & passes
Cooking Class | Colosseum | Pantheon | Rome Explorer Pass (40+ Top Sites) | Palatine Hill | Roman Forum | Big Bus HOHO | Rome Catacombs | HiBike & Circo Massimo Experience | Wine Tasting by Colosseum | 2-3-4 Choices: €69-€89-€109 | 5-6-7 Choices:
Rome is one of the most iconic and history-rich destinations in the world.
Majestic churches. Ancient ruins. World-renowned museums and monuments. Incredible Italian food. Not to mention, Vatican City...

If you’re looking to do more for less, sightseeing and attractions passes can be an excellent way to maximize your travel experience without breaking the bank.

Allow me to introduce Go City’s Rome Explorer Pass. It includes sightseeing, guided tours, concerts, and dining – a little bit of everything.
Do I have your attention yet? Let’s take a closer look to see what this pass has to offer!

Published : Mar, 2023

<$50 day | <$100 day | Accom (any) | Food (any)
Breakfast: €2–€7 | Hostel: €34-€65 | Rental Apt: €110-€175+ | Total Cost: €65-€95 | Thrifty $: €58 | Midrange $$: €88 | Colosseum & Forum: €24 | Hotel: €80-€165 | Attractions: €10-€18 | Lunch: €6-€13 | Dinner: €8-€20
Rome is rightfully at the top of almost every visitor’s list because it offers so much to experience. Rome is also one of the more expensive cities in Europe so Rome’s prices are high in most categories. In this Rome travel price guide, we’ve outlined the estimated travel expenses for food, accommodation, attractions, alcohol, and other common travel expenses to help you budget your trip to Rome...

Published : Feb, 2023

<$50 day | Accom (any) | Food (any)
Hostel Alessandro Downtown: €26-€35 | Hostel Packing Advice | Hostels: €30-€50/night (in summer) | Yellow Hostel: €32-€45 | Hostel Alessandro Palace & Bar: €24-€40 | Papa Germano:€24-€34 | Funny Palace Rome: €25-€40 | Hostel des Artistes: €22-€38
Unlike other major destinations, Rome doesn’t have a huge inventory of hostels. In fact, there are less than 40 listed on Hostelworld. So to help you find the perfect place to stay (and where to avoid) we’ve analyzed each hostel to bring you The Savvy Backpacker’s guide to the best hostels in Rome...

Published : Jun, 2022

Sites & attractions | Food (any) | Activities: Cultural
Squarespace | Trevi Fountain Rome | Best Pasta in Rome | Explore the streets of Rome | Gelato at Piazza Navona | Catching the Train for day trip | Palombara Sabina Italian Town | Nonna Grandma pasta-making class | Colosseum | Picnic at Rome Central Park
We are officially back in Europe for Summer!! Kickstarting right here in Rome - the capital of Italy with a travel vlog showing you where to stay, eat, what to do and where you're gonna find the best pizza and pasta.

Published : May, 2022

<$50 day | Activities: Cultural
Things to Do | Colosseum | Where to Eat-Drink-Party | St Peter Square | Imperial Forum | Piazza Navona | Best Way Around | Best Places & Viewpt.
My first impression of the eternal city was not the best one. I found it noisy, too much traffic and overcrowded with tourists at all the key sightseeing spots. However falling in love with Rome is a bit like appreciating a bottle of fine old wine. Older you grow, the better it tastes, the more you appreciate its ageing gnarled beauty. One way I grew to love Rome is to get up early and explore the city by foot. There’s something ethereal, almost illicit about the beauty of walking the empty streets of Rome bathed in the light of dawn. All the key sights like Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps are pretty much devoid of tourists. Beside the practical reason of avoiding Rome’s chaotic transportation system, with all the delicious gelatos and pizza you may savour, walking helps not also to reduce the guilt but possibly your waistline. Plus if you get up early, on your way back to your hostel or hotel, you’ll be in time to pick up freshly baked bread at one of the century old bakeries. Just like Romans do. My preference is Antico Forno Roscioli. They also do great pizza al taglio-by the slice. Despite being almost 2800 years, Rome has many hidden secrets like this. Below I’ve revealed the 20 best things to do in Rome on a budget, with the help of some passionate locals.

Published : Mar, 2023

When to visit | How to get there | Activities: Outdoor
enjoy beaches | Peek @ Mt. Kilimanjaro | See Mugie Conservancy | Boat Safari In Lake Naivasha | See Flamingos In Lake Nakuru | See Red Elephants In Tsavo | Climb Mt. Kenya | See Nairobi | Visit Nairobi Park | Chase Waterfalls @ Karura Forest | Visit Giraffe Ctr.
Located in East Africa, Kenya is a popular destination for travelers looking to experience the unique culture, incredible wildlife, and stunning landscapes.

From the savannahs of the Maasai Mara to the peaks of Mount Kenya and the stunning Kenyan coastline, this destination is home to a variety of landscapes. But it’s not just about the scenery in Kenya. In our opinion, the biggest drawcard of this East Africa destination is an opportunity to experience an authentic African safari...

Published : Oct, 2023

Activities: Cultural | Wellness
Anamaya | Blue Spirit | Bodhi Tree Resort | Envision Festival | Harmony Healing Ctr. | Peace Retreat | Samasati Yoga & Wellness | The Retreat | Waterfall Villas
If you are a yoga enthusiast, then you’ll agree that there is nothing more beautiful and relaxing than checking into a yoga retreat in a unique destination. And if you ask us, when it comes to yoga holidays, Costa Rica is just the place to do it. There is nothing quite like practicing yoga in Costa Rica, in the heart of the rainforest or on the beach.

Some retreats combine yoga with other activities, like surfing, detox, meditation, and even new skills like permaculture farming. No matter what you want for your yoga trip, Costa Rica has options for you...

Published : Jul, 2023

When to visit | Accom (any) | Activities: Outdoor
Attend La Feria Verde | Beer Tasting Tour | Braulio Carrillo Park | Buttefly Gardens | Choco Workshop | Food-Coffee Tours | La Paz Waterfall Gardens | La Sabana Metro. Park | Mercado Centrale | Metro Cathedral | Museums | Natl. Theater
If you’re visiting Costa Rica, you’ll inevitably begin your trip in the nation’s capital city, San José. While many people simply stop over in the city on their way to the rainforests, the city deserves a visit on its own.
Since the capital city of Costa Rica is an up-and-coming tourist destination, you can find plenty of attractions and points of interest that make it worth a visit...

While it’s common that people don’t know all the things to do in San José, Costa Rica, this guide should get you started with planning some fun-filled days in the city.

Published : Sep, 2023

How to get there | Bars & pubs
Adelaide Hills (SA) | Barossa Valley (SA) | Hunter Valley (NSW) | Margaret River (WA) | McLaren Vale (SA) | The Yarra Valley (Mel) | Where to Eat | Wineries Location
Australia is a wine-lover’s dream destination. Australian wineries have a glowing reputation around the world for their top-quality grape varieties grown in perfect climates and picturesque settings. No matter where you find yourself across the southern part of the country, you won’t be too far away from a wine-growing region...

Exploring wine regions in Australia was one of our favourite adventures when we lived in Australia. So, we can attest that visiting one or more of the following wine areas in Australia is one of the best things to do on any trip to Australia!

Published : Sep, 2023

Bars & pubs | Nightlife
Art Scene | Artist & Local Farmers Mkt. | Boutique Shopping | Carlton Gardens | Culinary Scene | Festivals | Getting Around | Markets | Micro-breweries | Queen Victoria Mkt. | Unexpected Weather
Melbourne – a hip, trendy, and vibrant Australian city brimming with culture. Its neighbourhoods have personalities of their own, ranging from bohemian quarters with amazing restaurants and fashion boutiques, to edgy, artsy areas that are home to more tattoo shops than a city could possibly need. It’s impossible to truly understand the cultural centre that is Melbourne without actually living there. And it’s equally as difficult to explore it as a visitor.

I’ve been to Melbourne 4 times. Each time, discover a whole new side of the incredibly complicated and fascinating city that has topped the charts of the World’s Most Liveable Cities. But despite my frequent visits, I couldn’t possibly try to share the best that this city has to offer without some local help. Luckily, a few of my friends and locals were eager to share their tips and recommendations for things to do in Melbourne.