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Things To Do: Bath

Bath, in the Somerset County of the United Kingdom, is known for being home to Britain’s original and only natural thermal spa.  For which thanks should be given to the Romans.  In the first c...
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What You Need to Know About the Schengen Area

Part of my job this year is researching how my husband and I will accomplish the impossible.  An extended-stay European trip.  We aren’t students.  We don’t have support [in visa form] from a c...
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Talking Statues of Rome: A Congregation of Wits

In Rome, ancient statues are a dime a dozen.  Actually, every city I visited in Italy had its fair share of marble and bronze Roman Emperors and Gods; enough representation to satisfy the Christians ...
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Explore the City with Free Bike Tours Rome

You’re visiting Roma and want to get outside and explore the city.  You could join a conventional tour, but you’re looking for a budget friendly option.  You could walk, but you were hoping for ...
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Take the Opportunity to Discover Malta

I recently had the opportunity to discover Malta – officially the Republic of Malta.  It’s an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea; almost halfway between the Italian peninsula and Africa and ju...
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Traditional vs Contemporary Art in Naples

Most Art in Naples – or Napoli – is old.  Early settlements date back to the 2nd Millennium BC; the middle Bronze Age [that’s anywhere from 1900 – 1000 BC or so I’ve read on Wikipedia].  ...
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Budget Travel Italy: Naples Edition

During an extended stay in Italy, you should plan to get the most out of cheap rail and air tickets.  I was fortunate enough to spend three months stationed in Roma.  I reserved some weekends for R...
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Pittsburgh: 44 Hours in the Burgh

Turns out Pittsburgh [the Burgh, PGH, Steel-City, or as my mom likes to remind me ‘The City of Bridges’] is only 4 hours from my home-town, Baltimore… if you drive fast, take chances.  The husb...