Amy French

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Things to Do in Florence: ‘Hidden Florence’ Walks

On our most recent trip to Florence, Jon and I had the fun of using an app called <i>Hidden Florence</i> to take guided walks throughout the city. This great …

Italy

Rome Attractions: How to See the ‘Forum of Caesar’ Light Show

In Rome, the ancient city and the modern one live side by side. And at many Roman historical sites, technology is bringing the past alive in new and …

Italy

Packing List for Italy…What to Just Buy There

Italian restaurants maximize seating—often by placing patrons together so that a table is fully used. I love this. My husband, Jon, and I meet many …

Remarkable Rome Attractions: The Roman Guy’s “Catacombs” Tour

A <i>Roman Guy</i> representative greeted us in front of Basilica San Clemente—a rather unassuming church a couple of blocks behind the Colosseum—letting us …

The Palace of Versailles—a Paris Day Trip

The “Sun King” Louis XIV made it into a magnificent estate. Countless courtiers danced, drank, and debauched there. Marie-Antoinette enjoyed decadent …

My Top Five Things to Do in Chicago

Chicago has been on my mind lately. In March, we roamed off to Phoenix, Arizona where we saw the Chicago Cubs play baseball and it got me thinking …

How to Buy Duomo Florence Tickets: Climb the Florence Cathedral

Florentines waited 140 years for the Florence cathedral to be finished, but once it was finished it became the city’s defining landmark. When …

Italy

Rome Restaurants: Great Places to Eat in Rome

When you think of Italy does your mouth start to water? Mine does! But truth be told, I didn’t have the best dining experiences the first time I was …

Italy

Rome Attractions: The Roman Forum

Walking through the Roman Forum is a truly special experience. One treads where caesars once walked, where vestal virgins kept sacred fires burning, …

Top Five Paris Attractions

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about taking another visit to Paris. Although I’m not sure when that trip may be in the cards, I thought I would …

Italy For Less—Money Saving Tips for Cheap Travel

We get asked a lot: “How do you afford a trip to Italy every year?” A lot of it has to do with frugality (I’m quite the cheapskate), but we also …

Best Places to Visit in Italy

Looking to visit the best places in Italy? <i>The Roman Guy</i> tours will have you covered. We’ve made some great vacation memories with <i>The Roman …

Roman Guy Tours

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Tips for Packing Light

<i>Consider what’s already available.</i> People tend to be creatures of habit and we want all the comforts of home, like the hairdryer we use or the iron. …

Top 10 Things To Do Before Travel

You’ve scheduled all transportation, organized for lodging, made your employer aware you’re taking a vacation, and arranged for someone to water the …

Travel

3 Compensation Secrets Airlines Don't Want You to Know

We spend all winter waiting for summertime travel, but warm-weather jet-setting is also synonymous with overcrowded airports, overbooked flights, and …

How to Write Posts That Actually Get Read and Shared

I had a call the other day with an entrepreneur who told me that his blog articles are like an echo chamber; it feels like he is talking to himself. …

Writing

Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas from Roaming Historian

It is a jubilant time of year as people around the globe celebrate a host of holidays. At Roaming Historian, we are enjoying Christmas festivities …

Decorations

Murder And Pasta

Tucked away in a small square, at 92 Piazza del Biscione, just off the site of Rome’s medieval flower market, the Campo dei Fiori, is a small Italian restaurant called da Pancrazio. The restaurant, which features classic Roman cuisine, is famous for its pasta and its saltimbocca. Its pasta alla …

Italy

Exploring Rome's Hidden Underground City

Like Europe’s other ancient cities, Rome is perched on one vast archeological site. The modern city sits on top of the detritus of its predecessor cities, arching back into time almost three millennia. As each city took form, existing structures were collapsed or filled in with earth to form the …

Rome Attractions: The Trevi Fountain

Even if you’ve never been to Rome, you probably can conjure up an image of the Trevi Fountain. From the opening toss of <i>Three Coins in the Fountain</i> to …

Long-distance Flights Could Get Super Cheap in 2018

For the majority of passengers traveling for leisure, price is the most important factor when deciding which flight to book.<p>As airlines continue to …

How to Use This Secret Tool to Find Amazing Flight Deals

Even if you've never heard of Matrix by ITA software, you've certainly seen its magic at work. It powers both Google Flights as well as KAYAK, and is …

Historical Walking Tour of Downtown Detroit

For centuries Detroit has been a happening place. After the Beaver Wars of the late 17th century, Wyandot, Ottawa, and Ojibwe settled in the area. In …

Travel site looks for errors that produce ultra-cheap air fares

A computer error caused Delta Air Lines to offer super-low fares a few years ago that were up to 90% below regular prices, including a $35 one-way ticket from Raleigh, N.C., to Philadelphia.<p>The Atlanta-based carrier caught the mistake within a few hours but not before the cheap flights were booked …

Flying

Top Travel Gifts for 2017

You can’t miss the holiday gift-giving marketing blitz that seemed to start before we had even put up our Halloween decorations. Retailers everywhere …

Great Business Class Flight Deals- Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

<b>HOW TO FIND CHEAP BUSINESS CLASS FLIGHTS:</b><p>TOP TIP: £1185 LONDON TO HONG KONG business class flights on Airfrance. Check Google Flights or Momondo<p>Check …

Air Travel

Leaning Tower of Pisa–Tourist Trap or Tuscan Treasure?

The Leaning Tower of Pisa—is a worth a visit? Described as overrated and disappointing, some travel writers advise seeing the Leaning Tower of Pisa …