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A Local’s Guide to Rome


Born and raised in Rome, Dino Margiotta has always been fascinated by the city’s winding cobblestone streets, famous sights and rich history. His love for his hometown inspired him to pursue a Ph.D. in history from the University of Rome. Today he shares his passion and extensive knowledge with visitors, working as a private Viator […]

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April 7, 2014 by | Comments Off on A Local’s Guide to Rome

Exploring Colombia’s Lake Guatavita and Zipaquira

Claudia and her driver Pedro were taking my fiance and me on a tour of Lake Guatavita and the Zipaquira Salt Cathedral. Guatavita has served as a worship site for hundreds of years and Zipaquira is one of only three underground churches in the world. The tour included lunch, transportation and entry fees. Our only […]

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October 3, 2013 by | 1 Comment

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Tampa, Florida

Tampa Bayshore

Tampa, Florida sees barely a third of the visitors of Orlando, its more popular first cousin on the opposite side of the state. Too bad. Because what Tampa lacks in princess castles and theme parks, it more than makes up for in pirate ships and a booming craft beer scene. Slap on an eye patch, […]

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September 16, 2013 by | Comments Off on 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Tampa, Florida