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Jenny Dolphin

1 In Italy

The Ultimate Florence Bucket List

1. Admire David at the Accademia Museum – Michaelangelo’s infamous David’s Sculpture is housed in the Accademia Museum in Florence. Make sure to book tickets on the official website ahead of time to avoid long lines. 2. View the art in the Uffizi Gallery – This museum houses some of the world’s best art from the Italian Renaissance (i.e. La Primavera, The Birth of Venus, Ognissanti Madonna and more) 3. Stroll across the Ponte Vecchio – The colorful bridge you see…

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2 In New York City

13 Helpful Things To Know Before You Visit New York City

They say one of the easiest ways to spot a tourist in New York is when someone stops to look up at the skyline. I’m guessing this is because New York is fast-paced and residents are always on the move, so there is no time to admire the skyscrapers. I’m not one to get too obsessed over blending in or making sure I don’t look like a tourist (after all – I usually AM a tourist!), but I do think…

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0 In Miscellaneous

Weekend Wanderlust + The London Itinerary is LIVE!

Happy Weekend! Roll out the red carpet, turn on the Beatles, pour yourself a spot of tea: The Traveling Chic London Itinerary is LIVE! I put a lot of energy and all of my LOVE for London into this guide and I couldn’t be more excited to have this resource available for you on the website! I think you’ll find it incredibly useful if you are planning a trip to London soon. You can purchase the 30+ page Itinerary HERE, but…

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0 In Italy

Tips for Riding Trains in Italy (and avoiding an emotional meltdown!)

Italy is my happy place and you will never hear me say a bad word about this fantastic country except when it involves train stations! I suppose the stress that comes with foreign train systems isn’t unique to Italy, but without a doubt trying to ride a train in a foreign country has to be in my top ten most stressful activities! That said, the trains in Italy (or all of Europe for that matter) are efficient, relaxing once you…

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0 In Miscellaneous

Weekend Wanderlust

Happy Weekend! Goodness gracious, it’s already August! I hate to admit this, but the second August hits I start getting the itch for fall and dreaming of cozy sweaters, crisp mornings, and crunchy leaves. Since we are still in the prime of summer, I’m going to do my best to make the most of the last bit of summer! A few things left on my summer bucket list include: an evening bike ride, playing tennis, watching a movie outside, and…

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0 In England

15 Useful Things to Know Before You Visit London

From quintessential red phone booths and double-decker buses to Afternoon Tea and Buckingham Palace—there is something for everyone to enjoy in this city. London is an eclectic mix of old and new, full of history and tradition as well as modern art and contemporary restaurants. Although we share a language with England, there are quite a few differences to be aware of when visiting. I’ve pulled together my top 15 things to know before you go for those of you…

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1 In Italy/ Travel

Where to Stay in Florence – Hotels for Every Budget

Florence is a much smaller city than Rome or Paris, but it still welcomes over 10 million tourists each year! As you can imagine, there are a lot of hotel options in this city and I’m here to help narrow the options down for you! During the summer months many of the hotels sell out quickly, so I didn’t narrow the list too much to make sure you have available options when looking. As a general disclaimer, I haven’t stayed…

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