Want to be a VIP Skip the Line and other Vatican Museum Tricks

Want to be a VIP Skip the Line and other Vatican Museum Tricks

My first trip to the Vatican in over 25 years. This time I used my web sleuthing and an added fee, to be a VIP and skip the 3+ hour line. There’s an inverse relationship between time and money. Frequently, people have one or the other. But money can make your...
Why I didn’t get shushed in the Sistine Chapel

Why I didn’t get shushed in the Sistine Chapel

A tale of two trips to Italy. There are times when solo travel is the only option and times when it’s a conscious choice. The stigma of solo travel is fading more and more. There are advantages of solo travel. No arguing over where to have dinner. No feeling...
The Easy Way to Evolve Your Holiday Travel Habit with a City Break

The Easy Way to Evolve Your Holiday Travel Habit with a City Break

I habitually travel for Thanksgiving holidays.  As a kiddo, it was to see family and eat lots of pies (yes plural).  In my 20s it evolved into long weekends in Europe because it was cheaper to fly to Europe than to fly home. Sometimes, I convinced friends to join me....