INSPIRATION & EXPERT ADVICE FOR INDEPENDENT TRAVELLERS

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Author Archives: Rhonda Krause

Off the Beaten Path in Rome- 4 Places to Escape the Tourist Crowds

One of the biggest challenges of visiting Rome is dealing with the crowds of tourists. Everyone wants to see the most famous sites and I am no different. I’ve travelled thousands of miles to Italy, of course I am going to go see the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Roman Forum, and Vatican. These places are popular...

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Photo of the Week: Santorini, Greece

Santorini is no doubt one of the most beautiful places in the world.  The cliff top village of Oia is completely breathtaking!  If you are looking for a place that makes you have a “WOW” moment, this is it. One of my biggest travel regrets is not having enough time here.  My cruise ship arrived...

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The Colosseum- Iconic Symbol of Rome

In a city full of ancient ruins, no other structure in Rome is as iconic as the Colosseum. The Colosseum has been regarded as a symbol of Rome since the Middle Ages. The significance of the Colosseum was reflected in Bede’s writing when he wrote in 7th century, “As long as the Colosseum stands, Rome shall...

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Alone in Rome- Lessons Learned From My First Solo Trip

Everyone tried to talk me out of it. “Won’t you be scared? Lonely? What if you get robbed? What if you get lost?” What if, what if, what if…. Well, everyone was right. I was scared. I did get lonely. I didn’t get robbed, but that’s only because I didn’t have any money in my...

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Pyramid and Patricia Lakes- Jasper National Park

Ahh…Jasper. Every time I visit I don’t want to return to my city life. Sparkling blue lakes reflecting postcard-perfect Rocky Mountain views, leave me feeling calm and serene every time. Just visit Pyramid and Patricia Lakes and you’ll know what I mean! Visiting Pyramid and Patricia Lakes- Jasper National Park As part of the Canadian...

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