24 hours is not enough time to pay anywhere justice, let alone a fabulous city like Milan, Italy. We all have to work with the time we have though, and it’s better to have a short visit to Milan than no visit at all. You can spend 24 hours in the city just by shopping. Those with a fondness for brand names will find no shortage of merchandise here. Milan is a really fancy city. From poodles in tutus to diamond adorned storefronts, the…

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Where you stay in Aruba really makes a difference, and you won’t find better accommodation than the Boardwalk Small Hotel Aruba. Often the debate revolves around whether to stay in the high-rise or low-rise hotel area while in Aruba. Located in Palm Beach, the Boardwalk Small Hotel is in the high-rise area. But with only 14 villas, you’ll never feel rushed or herded here. It’s across the street from the Ritz Carlton and Marriott so you…

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Florence has everything a tourist could possibly want–incredible music, a walkable city center, world-class art and a never-ending supply of delicious Italian food. Somehow, despite eating carbs constantly during my trip, I returned slimmer than when I left. It could be the 5th floor walk-up apartment. Lifts are few and far in between in the old city, but you enter through giant castle doors, so there’s a certain give and take. It could be because every…

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I know this is shocking, but I like to travel solo. Sure my adventures for one initially began out of necessity, but over time they grew to be by choice.  I was no longer traveling by myself because I couldn’t find anyone to go with; I was traveling by myself because I enjoyed the pleasure of my own company.  As a single female in my late twenties, I used to fear being alone. Today, I…

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Not everyone thinks to attend an opera performance while in Florence. Most are so busy with the gelato they can’t be torn away to sit in a venue that doesn’t allow food. But failing to partake in this experience while visiting Italy is a grave oversight. There is no shortage of great art in Florence. To your left you’ll see a Michelangelo and to your right, a Donatello. In a city so teeming with talent, even…

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