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  • How to Pack a Suitcase
    Tips, Tricks, and Hacks,  Travel

    How to Pack a Suitcase and Maximize the Space

    0sharesShareTweetPinIf you’re like anything like me, packing is the most stressful part of your vacation.  How to pack a suitcase and maximize the space, whether you are going away for a weekend or an extended trip to Europe, is often the most challenging part of the journey. On my first trip to Europe, I hauled a 26″ suitcase and a smaller carry-on around for two weeks.  You may be thinking, like I was back then, that you need outfits and shoes for every day of your vacation. How are you ever going to fit what you need into a small suitcase? I’m here to tell you that pulling a 75-pound…

  • International Driving Permit & Other Travel Documents
    Driving,  Europe,  Travel

    Do You Need An International Driving Permit?

    6sharesShareTweetPin6The International Driving Permit (IDP) is required in more than 80 countries.  If you plan to drive while you are in one of these countries, you must have your IDP.  Fines for driving without an IDP can be costly (check the local laws for the country you are visiting).  When you go to rent a car, you will be asked to present your actual driver’s license and your IDP. The IDP is also an accepted form of identification in 150 countries worldwide.   Although many countries require you to have an IDP, it is not a driver’s license.  You still need to have a valid, state-issued driver’s license with you. Time…

  • Street Scene - Shopping
    Architecture,  Europe,  Food,  Travel

    Cultural Connections – Prague, Budapest, and Vienna – Part 3: Vienna

    0sharesShareTweetPinVienna is the last city on our Central European tour. I invite you to read more about our adventure in my previous posts. Prague and Budapest Cultural Connections – Vienna Arriving in the City The train to Vienna was a bit late leaving Budapest, and so we get into the Station, Wien-Meidling, closer to 7:00 pm and we find a cab to take us to our final hotel.  This time we are staying at what most consider a “business hotel” – the Hilton Vienna.  We have points, so this stay is “free”…Yay! The hotel sits on the edge of Stadpark, a major city park and just a couple of blocks…