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Published : Aug, 2023

<$50 day | City tours & passes
Uffizi | Save 30% off | 3D: €92.90 | 2D: €87.90 | 1D: €77.90 | Jewish Museum | 3Day Pass - best value | Innocenti Museum | Opificio delle Pietre Dure | Museum of San Marco | Franco Zeffirelli Museum | Nal. Archaeolgl. Museum | Casa Buonarroti Museum | da Vinci Museum |
Ah, Florence. Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Home to iconic art and architecture, beautiful weather, and fine Italian food and wine. What’s not to love?
Well, maybe the cost. While it’s not the most expensive city in Italy, when you consider airfare, hotels, dining, and sightseeing, it’s not exactly the cheapest place to travel either.

Hopefully, you’re using travel rewards to cover some flight and accommodation costs. (If not, we need to talk!) But as any traveler knows, the expenses don’t stop once you arrive. In a city like Florence, skimping on sightseeing is not an option. Everywhere you look, there are world-famous museums, historic monuments, and beautiful churches.

Sightseeing passes are one of my favorite way to cut costs without cutting experiences. Today, I want to tell you about the Florence City Pass from TurboPass. Can it help you save money? Is it worth a buy? Let’s find out!

Published : Mar, 2023

<$50 day | Accom (any) | Food (any)
Archi Rossi Hostel: €27 | Hostel Gallo d’Oro: €35 | Academy Hostel: €35 | Emerald Palace: €33 | Hostel Santa Monaca: €21 | Hostel $: €17 | Hostel $$$: €23-€40 | Plus Florence: €23-€27 | Ave. Hostel: €30
Florence may not have many hostels but it does have a few solid options (and a few subpar choices as well). That’s why I’ve compiled a list of the best hostels in Florence so you can find an awesome hostel at a great price.

Published : Feb, 2023

<$50 day | <$100 day | Accom (any) | Food (any)
Rental Apt: €80-€180+ | Dinner: €7-€20 | F. Cathedral: €15-€30 | Beeer: €0.92-€4.50 | Glass of Wine: €2-€3 | Hotel: €100-€160 | Attractions: €7-€15 | Lunch: €6-€12 | Breakfast: €3–€6 | Total Cost: €55-€90 | Thrifty $:
Florence is the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region and the birthplace of the Renaissance so the entire city is a monument to masterpieces of art and architecture. Florence seems to make it on most people’s Italian itinerary and luckily it can be a little more affordable than Rome and Venice—although prices are higher in the busy summer season since it’s such a tourism destination. The key is to avoid tourist trap restaurants and to book your accommodation early so you get the best deals.
In this Florence travel price guide, we’ll outline the estimated travel expenses for food, accommodation, attractions, alcohol, and other things so you can best budget your trip to Florence...

Published : Jun, 2022

Accom (any) | Food (any) | Cheap food | Activities: Cultural | Shopping
Ponte Vecchio | Boboli Gardens | Uffizi Gallery | Piazzale Michelangelo | Mercato Centrale | Trip to Pisa
A trip to Florence is a dream-come-true. This historic Italian city is overflowing with classic art, intriguing architecture, beautiful views, and delectable cuisine.

Whether you visit for a weekend or stay for a few months, your time in Florence is sure to be memorable. To make the most out of your trip, check out this list of awesome things to do in Florence, Italy.

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.