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2 In Italy/ Travel

Where to Eat in Florence, Italy – The Ultimate Restaurant Guide

While living abroad in Italy I was fortunate to visit Florence quite a few times and try some of their amazing restaurants. Although there is no shortage of wonderful restaurants, there is an equal amount of tourist-traps to try to avoid. I like to have an idea ahead of time about where I’m going to eat when traveling in Italy because I get overwhelmed when restaurants try to hustle me to come into their restaurant. In general, I’ve found that…

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3 In Miscellaneous/ New York City/ Travel

Introducing Traveling Chic Itineraries + A Giveaway!

I’m excited to announce the launch of Traveling Chic’s New York City Itinerary today! I love travel guide books, I have an entire bookshelf dedicated to them, but I’ve always felt there are a few things missing: They lack a certain amount of enthusiasm about the destination they are writing about (I think this is due to overworked and underpaid travel writers that are expected to research a city in a day or two); They are full of so much…

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3 In England/ Travel

Where to Stay in London – Hotels for Every Budget

It’s no secret that London is my absolute favorite big city! And one of the best parts about London is the charming neighborhoods. Along with charming neighborhoods, London has no shortage of charming hotels–but, unfortunately, they also come at a high price. When searching for a hotel, pick a few neighborhoods you’d be interested to stay in and then start your search from there. Below I’ve provided a list of hotel recommendations. I haven’t stayed in all of these locations,…

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1 In New York City/ Travel/ Travel Guide

New York City – The Definitive Travel Bucket List

New York is so many things to so many people. From the gritty lower east side to the posh upper west side, there is a place for everyone in this diverse, creative, and high energy city! I’ve spent a lot of time in New York City, from living there to visiting as a tourist, and there are just so many fun things to do and so many amazing restaurants to try that it’s impossible to fit it all in on…

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10 In France/ Travel/ Travel Guide

Where to Stay in Paris – Hotels for Every Budget

One of the things that makes Paris so special is the variety of neighborhoods (known as arrondissements) you can explore. Each arrondissement (there are 20) houses its own share of tourist sights and its own personality. There are so many options of where to stay in Paris, it can certainly be overwhelming trying to decide not only what area to stay in, but also what accommodation to book. I would definitely give some consideration to the neighborhood you choose to…

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5 In Italy

Rome, Italy – The Definitive Travel Bucket List

In my opinion, Rome is the absolute best city for a bucket list because there are so many sights to see, foods to try, and cultural experiences to enjoy. I’ve laid out my eat-see-do list for Rome, but I’d love to hear what you would add in the comments below! Things To Do Marvel at the architecture of the Pantheon – Built over 2,000 years ago, the Pantheon is one of the best preserved ancient Roman buildings and is the…

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0 In Italy/ Miscellaneous

Italian Phrases To Know Before You Go

It’s always a good idea to learn at least a few phrases of the local language when you’re visiting a foreign country. Making an effort to speak someone’s language (even if it’s just a few words) usually goes a long way. It’s also a good idea for safety reasons if you find yourself in need of a doctor. Sometimes guidebooks can over do it with the list of words and phrases you “need” to know, so below I’ve included a…

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