Travel Tip of the Day: Be Wary of Costumed Characters

Rome Colosseum

Be Wary of Costumed Characters If you’re following me on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, then you know I was recently in Europe with my dad. Our last stop was Rome and our hotel, Palazzo Manfredi, was right next to the Colosseum. Out front were three Italian guys dressed as Roman soldiers and of course my […]

Venice’s Biggest Tourist Traps and How to Avoid Them

Grand Canal Venice

Last week an article circulated around the internet about some tourists—Roman tourists no less!—that were shocked to receive a bill for €100 (about $133) for four coffees in St. Mark’s Square in Venice, Italy. Venice is certainly full of tourist traps that can turn into expensive lessons like this one (read the fine print on […]