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Travel Tales & Tips

Meghan Perkins'

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page." ~Saint Augustine


Welcome to Travel Tales & Tips! Our ultimate goal is to share our passion for travel and learning about different cultures with others. We publish Travel Tales–anecdotes and human interest stories from around the globe, Travel Tips–ways to save time and skip the lines, Itineraries–recommendations and off-the-beaten path destinations, Photos–images from around the world, and Reviews–honest input and firsthand accounts. We are constantly updating our content, so check back often!

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October 6, 2018

Lucca is a small walled city in Tuscany north of Florence.  It is a pleasant place to spend an afternoon wandering, particularly along its walls which are intact and now function as a park rather than fortifications.  You will find less English (i.e. less tourists) and more ‘real Italian’ here than in a lot of the rest of Tuscany.  It’s not a far train ride from Pisa and significantly more enjoyable than overrun Pisa and its tower.

January 1, 2018

I’ve traveled through a lot of Europe’s most popular cities, but I haven’t made it to nearly as many as I’d like.  For the next few weeks, I’d like to explore some of my future wish list itineraries to some of the continent’s (ever so slightly) less popular destinations and the many reasons I feel them calling my name now that I’ve visited some of the biggest tourist draws.

Itinerary #2:  Italy’s Tuscan Countryside – 2 Weeks in a Central Location like Siena
Day 1: Arrival, Explore Siena
Day 2: Re...

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