Rome in a Day

Do you and your partner have a single day to explore the Eternal City while on a long layover or at the beginning or end of a cruise? You can do it — and get a great sense of this history-soaked city — if you plan ahead. First, save long tours at Vatican City and […]

6 Things to Do With the Family in Verona — After You’ve Instagrammed Juliet’s Balcony

The big draw of Verona, the charming city in Italy’s Veneto region, is snapping a photo in front of Juliet’s balcony (and rubbing the right breast of her bronze likeness for good luck.) No matter Shakespeare’s tragic character wasn’t actually based on a real person nor did he write the play here, the spot where […]

Tourist Scams and How to Avoid Them

No one likes falling for a scam, especially when you’re on vacation enjoying time with the family. Falling victim to a con is a surefire way to ruin the whole trip and, in some cases, turn you off to travel altogether. Tourists are easy targets for con artists. They are in unfamiliar territory, there is […]