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Atlanta airport during Turkey Coup D'etat

Chase Travel Insurance + Trip Interruption = Vacation Nightmare

This post has been updated since it was originally published. The updated version contains critical corrected information about Chase Sapphire travel insurance. Pre-travel preparations Travel is our sport. Our gear: a suitcase, backpack, passport and travel insurance. And like most...

Florence Duomo

Is Italy Over-Rated? (Part 2)

Despite fantastic food, spectacular architecture, and ancient history, Italy is full of grumpy, surly, chain-smokers. Italy has earned the title Land of Frowns.

Easy Family Day Trip to Pisa and Lucca

Looking for a fun family day trip from Florence? It's super easy to visit Pisa and Lucca by train. Be sure to rent bikes in Lucca to ride along its famous walls

Naples monuments covered in graffiti

Is Italy Over-Rated? (Part One)

After being banned from a shop, nearly mugged by a thug on a train, and yelled at when ordering pizza--all in the same day--this family asks: Is Italy is over-rated?