April 21, 2017

PANTHEON & TREVI FOUNTAIN ~ Walking Tour


This post covers the Trevi Fountain and Pantheon.  The first part covering visiting the Piazza Navona & Chiesa Di Santa Maria Maddalena can be found HERE.

TREVI FOUNTAIN


The Trevi Fountain is probably the most famous fountain in Rome so of course, if you are in Rome, you are going to want to visit the site.  It's a very short walk from the Pantheon and as you wind your way down narrow streets you will turn the corner and it's suddenly in front of you.  


Unlike the Piazza Navona and the Pantheon, there is no courtyard in front of the fountain. It's not a large area so it seems more crowded than most places. I have added a areal view above so you can see how tight the space is.

April 17, 2017

Think you can't afford to fly to another country for the day?


Have a long layover in Rome?  Think you can't afford to fly to another country for just one day?  You would be amazed at what you can see and do in just 24 hours.

April 6, 2017

FLIGHTS FOR $3.72 - Why it cheaper to travel in Europe

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Flights for $3.72!  This must be a scam, right?  No it's true.  You can fly almost anywhere in Europe cheap on Ryanair.

I flew from Barcelona to Rome - Rome to Malta - Malta to Girona, Spain for around $80.

I constantly tell people to find cheap flights to Europe, anywhere in Europe, and then fly to your destination of choice.  It's much cheaper than taking a direct flight.  Traveling through Europe can be much cheap than traveling within the US.

If you watch, you can find flights to Barcelona or Madrid, Spain for under $400.  From there, you can fly to your desired destination or multiple destinations like I did.  I ended up taking 8 flights (a lot, I know) but the total cost for 5 countries (US - Spain - Italy- Malta - Canada) was around $500.

There is a catch to these budget flights.....You will not get free drinks or food.  There are strict luggage restrictions if you don't want to pay.  With some of these budget airlines, you have to check in online within a certain time frame.  You are charged steep fees if you don't abide by these rules so read the guidelines carefully!

Let talk Ryanair.  It is one of the biggest budget carriers but it can be a headache. For instance, they have a complicated luggage policy.  Here is the current policy:


March 5, 2017

New Video Up of Heather Feeding Pigeons at the Placa De Catalunya ~ BARCELONA



Placa de Catalunya is a large square in central Barcelona, Spain that is generally considered to be both its city center and the place where the old city and new meet. It is known for its fountains and statues, its proximity to some of Barcelona’s most popular attractions, and for the flocks of pigeons that gather in the center.

You can read about our trip to Barcelona HERE

February 16, 2017

HOPE, ARKANSAS ~ MY HOME TOWN

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I’m from the small town of Hope, Arkansas.  It is  one of those small towns where almost everything is closed on Sunday and where going to Walmart is a social event because you end up visiting more than shopping.
Hope is a small town in Hempstead County  with two claims to fame: it is the birthplace of former U.S. President Bill Clinton and it showcases some of the world's largest watermelons. The town is home to the President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site
I grew up playing in my front yard for hours,  drinking out of a water hose, riding our bikes around the neighborhood, and catching fireflies “lightening  bugs “until late at night.  All of this was done while  parents worked.  Yes, we were home alone all day but we knew we couldn’t get way with anything since all of the neighbors watched out for each other.  Believe me, if we did something wrong, our parents found out about it.


Here are a few photos of my hometown, Hope,  I took on Sunday afternoon; notice the absence of traffic.
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February 12, 2017

48 HOURS IN MALTA


I went to Malta with three beautiful 27 year old ladies.  We flew into Barcelona and was there for 24 hours, then on to Rome for 24 hours, and ended in Malta for 48 hours.  

Think 48 hours isn't a enough time to explore?  You would be amazed at what you can do in that length of time.  Check out the video above and you can see a peek into what can be done with some careful planning.

You can read all of my post about our visit to Malta HERE.