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Rome scams

Crazy Things That Happen To You When in Rome “Mi scusi, mi scusi, do you speak English,” the man in the car asked through his rolled down window, as my daughter and I stood on the side of the roadway by the Tiber River just down from the Temple of Hercules. “Yes, I do.” I …

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Tasting caviar at Harrods Budget Slow Travel things to do

London caviar

Crazy Things That Happen to You in London – Caviar “Do you want to try caviar!” the woman asked abruptly with a heavy Eastern European accent.  I looked up from looking through the curved glass counter at the beautifully displayed cuts of meat in Harrods. She caught me by surprise. I blinked and swallowed. She …

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Travel is Happiness

Travel equals happiness. It is a scientific fact. Recent studies show that experiences are a key factor for creating and sustaining happiness; far more than material things. This is what I found out taking, The Science of Wellness, a course offered by Yale University through Coursera. (In keeping with our budget travel blog philosophy you …

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Travel vs Vacation

Travel vs Vacation

The Differences Between Travel and a Vacation What is the Main Difference Between Travel and Vacation? Travel and vacations are different things but they do have one thing in common; they refresh you. Vacations are a getaway for a week or two or even a month to recharge your batteries. A place to rest and …

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