10 Rules for Using your Debit and Credit Cards in Europe

The convenience of ATM cards and Credit cards extends worldwide, including Europe, thanks to a few global cash networks. These networks allow debit and credit cards to be used in different countries just as you would used them at home in the US. You should have no problems using your American cards anywhere in Europe provided you check a few things before you leave. In addition, if you apply a few simple rules you can also save a bit of money as well when you travel to Europe. This article will outline these few things you need to know before you use your ATM and Credit Cards in Europe.

5 Best Ways to Share Travel Stories

Peles Castle Romania thumbnailTraveling is so much fun! Modern times however, have added an extra bonus when it comes to savoring your travel experiences. These days, technology has created many ways to share travel stories that allow you to enjoy your own trips a lot more by simply sharing them with friends and family. From sharing your travel photos online to printing photo books, we have lots of ways to capture and enhance what we experience while traveling. Let’s put on our practical hat and explore my favorite ways to share travel stories.

5 Amazing Churches in Florence Italy You Can’t Miss

Florence Cathedral and the Church of Santa Croce seen at night from Piazzale Michelangelo. These are the most famous churches in Florence.
In addition to having the best art museums in the world, Florence boasts a few amazing old churches that carry inside incredible art and history. Many of these incredible churches look very simple on the outside, but will amaze you once you step inside. With a bit of planning, you can organize your visit to this beautiful city by including some of these incredible churches in Florence.

A Comprehensive Guide to the Best Museums in Florence

Best museums in Florence, Italy
Florence is home to some of the best known museums in Italy and in the world. If you’re planning a trip to Florence, you probably already know this and it’s one of the top reasons you want to go. And you are right, the best museums in Florence will immerse you into Renaissance history and art like no other place on earth. Let’s explore together the best museums in Florence Italy.

10 Best Things to Do in San Gimignano, Italy (with map)

Best things to do in San Gimignano, Italy
San Gimignano is one of my favorite places to visit in Tuscany. I love the history surrounding this place and all the amazing architecture and charm. We came to San Gimignano on the advice of a friend who insisted that it’s worth our efforts to visit while in Tuscany. He was right, as we enjoyed visiting San Gimignano for a day, coming from Florence. Situated in the Tuscan countryside, San Gimignano dominates the nearby rolling hills. Come along with me as we explore the best things to do in San Gimignano.

8 Best Restaurants for Savoring the Food of Florence, Italy

Experiencing the food of Florence is essential to experiencing ItalyYour visit to Florence will be filled with rich history, legendary art and architecture, and incomparable natural beauty. You’ll lose yourself wandering down cobblestone streets and in between rustic buildings, and all of a sudden you’ll realize… You’re hungry! The good news is, the food of Florence is some of the best in the world. I’ve compiled a list of establishments that will delight you with their tasty offerings, as well as their proximity to the city center and its sightseeing attractions. No matter what you’re hungry for, you’ll find something to satisfy your cravings and give you a taste of Florentine culture.

10 Best Things to Do in Siena Italy (with map)

Best things to do in Siena Italy
After Florence, Siena is the most visited city in Tuscany. With its rich history and amazing art and architecture, Siena is a must-see place on your tour of Tuscany. Because there are so many things to do in Siena Italy, consider allocating at least one entire day for visiting this beautiful city.

10 Best Day Trips from Los Angeles

Best day trips from Los AngelesFinding the perfect day trips from Los Angeles is not easy. On the one hand, Los Angeles has many tourist attractions by itself. Secondly, it all depends what you like to see in a day trip. However, I do believe that my list of day trips from Los Angeles will help you experience the California lifestyle from so many different angles. From the beach to the desert and unto the mountains, come along with me as we explore the best day trips from Los Angeles.

15 Best Santa Barbara Day Trips

Solvang is one of the best Santa Barbara Day TripsSanta Barbara is the quintessential California beach city. With many Hollywood stars calling this area home, Santa Barbara has always been the perfect weekend trip from the Los Angeles area. However, the area around Santa Barbara is gorgeous to explore, especially if you have a few extra days to spend in this gorgeous place. Come along with me as we explore my favorite Santa Barbara day trips that will take you to small villages and beach towns and give you a glimpse of California.

4 Beautiful Ojai Hiking Trails

Ojai, California - The Matilija Dam looks very lush during the springOjai is a small rural town surrounded by rolling hills, citrus and avocado orchards. Mainly known to locals, Ojai is located in a picturesque valley that provides access to some beautiful hiking trails. Being away from the busy cities of a Ventura County, the Ojai hiking trails are quiet and gorgeous especially in the spring. Come along with me as we explore our favorite hiking trails in the Ojai area.

7 Gorgeous Places to See Wildflowers of Southern California

Carrizo Plain National Monument is an amazing place for experiencing the wildflowers of Southern California
Southern California is hot in the summer and all the hills and mountains are brown in color. However, from the end of March through the end of May, especially after some good winter rains, Southern California turns green and explodes with wildflowers and color. There are many places to see the wildflowers of Southern California, but a few of them really stand out as being particularly beautiful and very large in size. Let’s explore together some of my favorite places to see the wildflowers of Southern California.