When I learned that Pisa, Italy was just a short commute away Florence, I knew I had to squeeze it into my 3-day itinerary, no matter how tight. After all, it’s not everyday that you see a piece of architecture that defies gravity. I wanted to get my token tourist picture holding that sucker up. If you’ve visited my site before, you know I’m attempting 12 trips in 12 months as part of my year…

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Just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada lies a whimsical art installation called Seven Magic Mountains. Like something out of Alice in Wonderland, these 7 pillars of rainbow colored rocks stand out amongst their desert landscape and have become a major point of interest for those coming and going from the city. Unfortunately, the art installation is not permanent. If this is on your must-see list, you should start planning a trip to Vegas in the…

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There’s no place in the world quite like Florence, Italy. The birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, it’s long been renowned for its culturally significant city center with endless museums, music and food to enjoy. Would-be visitors to Italy spend time fantasizing over the canals of Venice or history in Rome, but Florence is just as beautiful of a city with treasures more easily accessible than those found in the Vatican. There may not be any gondolas…

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There is so much art in Florence, it’s hard to know where to begin. Your itinerary should undoubtedly include an evening at the opera, but prioritizing which museums to see is a difficult task, especially considering that the crowds in Florence make any experience at least an hour longer than anticipated and advanced reservations are not just recommended, but realistically required. You need to go in with a plan, so to help you stay organized I’m putting together the…

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Today I want to share with you a Miami staple–Cuban pastries! You can find a Spanish bakery on nearly every corner in South Florida. There’s nothing like starting your day with a cafecito and a baked good to remind you that you’re on vacation. What are Cuban Pastries Called? Each culture has its own version of baked puff pastries. It’s too good of an idea not to have caught on. Although I may be geographically biased because living in…

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