the best 20 euros you will ever spend in venice

Picture this. You’re taking in the beautiful and very unique views that Venice has to offer. You see other tourists doing the same from the comfort of their gondolas. The sun is beaming. There’s a light, crisp sea breeze blowing through your hair. It’s the perfect, relaxing way to wind down from a jam-packed touristy…

when in rome

I had to go for that cliché. I just had to do it. When in Rome, what else is there to do? I’m glad you asked! Piazza del Popolo – a large square that was used for public execution. Luckily it’s home to something far less morbid today – people watching. Street performers moonwalking to…

hey look! is that the pope?

Unless you want to walk for an hour, the bus (64) is probably your best option to get into Vatican City. It will get you there from the city center in about a half an hour. Once you arrive, you will go through security check. I’ve read that the Vatican is super strict on dress…

the trevi fountain, in none of its glory

You’re getting closer. You see the sign and the arrow pointing towards the Fontana di Trevi. You can almost smell the rusted coins that have been soaking in those murky waters for God only knows how long. Until you turn that final corner and you feast your eyes on a bunch of scaffolding. And this…

the borghese doesn’t have to be boring

By your third museum, everything starts to look the same. Statues have the same stance. Paintings have the same subjects. And it gets harder and harder to differentiate which piece of art you saw where. And yes, I realize that might be offensive to some art history majors/art buffs out there. But art is just…

what you came to rome for

After that whole near death experience, (okay, I really mean to say near pick-pocketing experience. I’m just being dramatic) I was ready to leave it behind and just go do some touristy things. Our first stop (besides lunch) was of course, the Colosseum. Well, almost our first stop. We stopped by a church on our…