Category: Travel

More Than Just a Wonder-Rome

As I sit here planning my trip to Rome and listening to Fleetwood Mac sing about the seven wonders of the world, I realized that I myself am about to embark on a journey to see my first of the “Seven New Wonders of The World”. Since I was a little girl listening to Stevie Nicks’ lyrics, I have longed to visit these amazing places. Having been to Italy before, I am certain that there will be far more than just The Colosseum to amaze me and that research is required if I want my vacation to meet my expectations. Without further adieu, here is my list of the must see attractions when visiting Rome.

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Colosseum (of course!)

No trip to Rome would be complete without taking in the incredible beauty, vastness, and wonder of the Colosseum. Built between 70-80 A.D. this massive structure is still largely intact despite earthquakes, time, and stone robbers. It was once used to stage gladiator contests, dramas, mock battles and more; but is now rated the top tourist attraction in all of Italy. Which makes doing my best Russell Crowe impression here number one on my to-do list during my stay.

 

Torre Argentina

An obviously less well-known attraction, but it is very important for the cat lover in me. This cat sanctuary is built on the ruins where Caesar was murdered, uncovered by excavations done in 1929. After excavations were complete, the feral cats took no time at all to settle in and make this their home. The site is now home to hundreds of cats and a foundation that cares for them.

 

Art, Architecture, and Museums

I could spend a year in Rome and not visit even half or the amazing architectural sites and museums it has to offer. Unfortunately, I don’t have that kind of time right now, so I’ll have to settle for my top picks. My number one pick, outside of the Vatican Museums because I’ll get to those later, is the Galleria Doria Pamphilj. This museum is not just a building filled with art but a masterpiece of architecture and beauty. Stepping into any one of the apartments is like being sent back to another time. From the artwork to the furniture, floor to ceiling, this museum is filled with stunning works.

 

Vatican City

Home to St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel, no trip to Rome would be complete without an adventure into the world’s smallest independent state. In addition to these must-see sights the Vatican Museums house the most vast collection of ancient sculpture in the world. Add to that the view from the top of Cupola di San Pietro, the Vatican Gardens, and the Vatican Palace and I can’t see any reason to skip the Vatican City.

 

Basilicas

With over 900 churches, it would be impossible to not visit at least one in Rome. One of the most interesting is Santa Maria dell’Orazione e Morte where in the crypt you can find etched skulls, skeletons built into the wall, and chandeliers made from bones. St. mary of the Angels and the Martyrs is another fascinating church, not so much for the church itself, but for the meridian-aligned sundial built into its floor. Built in the 18th century, the clock is accurate to this day and not only tells the time but the season as well.

 

Food

Finally, without any of the aforementioned attractions, I would visit Rome just for the food. I can start with an espresso and a pastry at one of the many cafes like Mondi and move on to pizza al taglio for lunch. For dinner, I can savor some pasta and wine at Felice a Testaccio followed by gelato at the nearby Brivido Gelateria. Finally, I can end my night by going back in time to the days of prohibition and having cocktails at The Jerry Thomas Project speakeasy-style bar.

Reasons to purchase travel insurance

It is a fact that travelers are an easy target for a number of things. Plus, I would like to mention a very popular saying which says: if it can go wrong, it probably will. We think that nothing will happen to us when we are somewhere else. But, we will find it totally opposite. So, it is beneficial for us to purchase the travel insurance. His is for our own benefit.

Here, we are going to explain why all of us needs to buy the travel insurance before going anywhere. Read this out, if you are planning to travel anywhere anytime soon. Here are few details about it.

Get travel insurance for medical coverage:

First and the most important reason to buy a travel insurance is to get a full medical coverage for yourself and for your family. In case you have an accident, you don’t have to worry about the money. Because, this insurance will get you the best treatment. You can go to a doctor and get an appropriate amount of money to get back to your home.

Buy a new camera:

If your old camera is broken during your trip, you can buy a new camera on your travel insurance. You don’t have to pay a single penny in order to buy a new and a good camera. You can also claim your camera from the company. In this way, you will be able to capture the amazing scenes during your trip. Here, we would like to add that these policies will cost you around 4% of your total travel trip. So, you must buy it for your own good.

Lost luggage:

Imagine you are standing at the belt and it is going round and round and your bag is not coming. Plus, you don’t have enough cash to buy new clothes for a month. Now, if you have travel insurance, you don’t have to worry about it. This is because, your insurance company will help you in this matter. They will tell you the amount which you will get in case you don’t get your luggage back. You can also purchase clothes under the travel insurance. A good travel company will offer its customers a cancel for a valid reason. This policy is a little expensive as compared to other policies but, it will protect you under every situation. This is an unfortunate reality for many travelers but if you’re like the owners of Zone Garage Calgary, it’s not a big deal if you’re prepared.

There are many other reasons for which you must go for travel insurance. The travel insurance can save you from a lot of problems. But, you need to choose your travel agency with great care. This is because, these people will deal with the airlines you are going to travel and the hotels in which you will stay during your trip.

Best Places To Travel With Friends

If you and your friends are looking for a place where you can stay with your great friends, then you must read this out. This is because here, we are going to share some amazing places to travel with your friends. There are many people who make a trend to travel every year. These places are best for them.

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Here is the list of best places to travel with friends:

  1. Montreal:

If you want to spend your weekend with your friends, then Montreal is the best place for you. The best thing about this place is that you can get the charming vibes of Europe. This place is popular for its sleek shops as well as inviting restaurants. You don’t need to have a huge budget in order to travel to Montreal. That is why, this is the best place to travel with friends. The old public market of the place is very popular.

  1. Iceland:

If you have a group of adventurous friends and you are looking for a place where you can explore the nature, then Iceland is the right place for you. It allows you to enjoy the natural wonders over there. There is a long list of places which you can visit in Iceland. The majestic waterfalls and rivers will make you and your friends fresh. You can swim in the dreamy water and enjoy the nature to its most. There is so much to do at this place. You can visit it over the weekend. Many people plan the proper vacation to Iceland as well.

  1. Napa Valley:

Here, we are going to add Napa Valley in our list. If you are looking for good food and beautiful landscapes, then you must add Napa Valley in your list. It is also known for its amazing wine. In addition to that, the best time to visit this valley is in mild season. There are many spas in this valley. You can visit these spas and relax with your friends.

  1. Sanya, China:

As all of us knows that China is not popular for its beaches, here we are adding China’s white sand beach Sanya in our list. It is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It has a lot to offer to the tourists from around the globe. If you are a golf lover, then this is a perfect place for you. In addition to that, luxurious hotels and shopping centers have made this place a great attraction.

  1. Beaver Creek, Colorado:

The mountain ranges of this places will make your friends astonish with its beauty. It has incredible landscapes. You can visit with place in both summer and winter season. It is the best place to hike with your friends.