Dear Readers……BWAH HA HAAAAAAAA…..Happy Halloween!  Hope everyone is planning a day full of treats, maybe a few tricks, and general fun!  I do not enjoy scary.  I don’t watch scary movies, I don’t go to Haunted Houses….but I do have some Travel Tips that are light on the Scary, but heavy on the Travel Tips for Europe to share with you today!


Travel Tips for Europe

Every country is different.  So Travel tips vary from country to country.  But, I always want you to benefit from the mistakes I’ve made, by doing as I say not as I do.  Practice makes perfect, and so I travel often.  I get better every time my boarding pass gets scanned.  Here’s a few travel stories that had the potential to be scary, but actually turned out pretty good.  (Remember, I don’t like scary!)


Scary Travel Tales Three Teens at Roman Forum


Travel Tips for Italy…with Teenagers!


Yup….this can be REALLY scary!  I have four children between the ages of 23 and 18, and planning a trip with all six of us can be scary!  In this Blog post, I shared with you my tips for successful trip planning when teens are involved.  Common sense, really, but no one wants to spend a bunch of money on a trip, with grumpy teens in tow, that’s for sure!!!  Please read my full post, but a few quick Travel Tips for Italy:

  • September, October, and early November are gorgeous months to visit in the Fall.  In the Spring late March, April and May are also wonderful.  These months are also less congested, as families with children are unable to travel en masse.
  • Teens are old enough to have input into what they are going to do and see.  The more you involve them on the front end, the more they will enjoy the trip.
  • Consider hands-on opportunities, like pasta or pizza making.  Sure you are inside for a while, and not taking in another museum or church, but those interactive experiences are the ones they will remember the most.  Our youngest son still says his favorite part of our trip to Rome were the dinners we enjoyed together every night.


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Scary Museums


You know what makes a museum scary.  Besides wax figures that come to life.  Scary museums are those that leave you bored out of your mind.  I know, I know….museums are not everyone’s cup of tea.  I LOVE them, and always spend time in museums whenever I travel.  But, I can appreciate those of you who are more like, “I’ll spend an hour in a museum, just to check that box, and then I want to move on and do other stuff.”  I get it!

 In this post, I shared with you excellent travel tips for Europe and the highlights of the Palazzo Massimo Museum in Rome.  No need to see every single thing….just the highlights.  And, if you are lost in a museum, and you find yourself needed sustenance….this post offers suggestions for museums in NYC that have GREAT intimate restaurants!  Fuel up, and then make your way to the exit!



Travel Tips for Europe:  Don’t Overpack

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Here’s a funny confession….between me and my husband, guess who is the over packer?  One hint:  it’s not me!  Ha!

But, I do tend to try to carry on the plane to keep myself occupied than he does, so I guess that makes us even.  In this post, I shared with you my favorite Travel Gadgets that will help you pack more efficiently, save space, reduce the weight of your suitcase, and keep your carry on items more organized.  Click here!



Restaurants in Europe


Scary Travel Tales:  I Have No Idea Where to Eat….and I’m STARVING


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Oh no….Hangry is really scary!  Let’s not go there! There are way too many Restaurants in Europe to get Hangry!

I have two Restaurant Guides in my shop that will help you avoid getting hangry, and have many general Travel Tips for Europe included!  My Rome Restaurant Guide was updated recently, so very current information. And my Paris Restaurant Guide!

Whew….OK.  Everybody feeling better?  No one is feeling scared?

Perfect!  Then have a Happy Halloween, y’all!!!!