Saturday, May 19, 2012

Saturday Link List - traveling abroad

I'm in Italy now, and only using my Samsung Galaxy Note for getting on the internet.  It's actually to hard to blog with.  If I do post anything in the next few Saturdays, the format might look a little different, but hopefully everything will upload as planned.  

So let me give you some travel tips.  Before you go anywhere abroad, get a travel book.  One of my blogging friends in Italy recommended Rick Steves.   You've might have heard him speak on American public radio or seen him on tv travel shows.  I went to Amazon and got his travel book on Italy - 2012!  It gave me lots of hints -  like what to bring and best places to go.  I also have an app for my phone, that's called Rick Steves' Audio Europe, which is free.  He talks about it in his books, if you're interested.  Pretty neat!

One recommendation I have: travel light.  You can always wash clothes in the sink.  If you carry your luggage with you, you won't have to worry about anything getting lost... hopefully.   Here's a site I found that can be helpful to any person flying in the US.

We'll be staying in the hill country in central Italy, and using a villa (i.e. a large house) as our homebase.  It's too bad that the four of us are traveling by car -  the mass transportation in Europe is great and easy to use.  I believe at the end of our trip, since we plan to go to Venice, we'll take a train from there back down to Rome.  I love the trains, so this will be a treat for me!

Wait for photos in the coming days!


BeadedTail said...

Hope your having a great time in Italy! Thanks for the tips!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I can't wait to hear about your trip and see your photos!
Good idea to get a travel book before you go :)

Splendid Little Stars said...

Your trip sounds so wonderful! I'm glad you are enjoying it! I've traveled on trains only twice in my life, but long ago.
I'll look forward to your photos!

Linda Pruitt said...

Love that train/bridge picture!

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