Top 10 Budget Traveler Must-Dos in Rome

Drink local

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. And this includes drinking the delicious, cheap local Italian wine. It’s under $10 per bottle even in restaurants!

The restaurant wine (or table wine) tends to be a high quality blend, and is usually a semi-dry red, though if you prefer something else you should feel free to ask.

Watch the sunset in Gianicolo

While the hike up to Gianicolo hill may seem a bit steep (especially for anyone who has been doing nothing but chowing on pasta and vino the past week), but it is so worth it. It is the best sunset in the city, and more of a local scene than a tourist hotspot.

With a beautiful fountain gurgling behind you, and comfy benches to sit and take in the scene, all you need to do is bring some snacks and a bottle of wine. Don’t forget the opener, and take in the most stunning sunset in Rome in style.

Get a hop-on hop-off bus pass

The bus passes are so much cheaper than constantly hailing taxis, and the stops are conveniently located everywhere you’ll want to go. Many tour companies and agencies will offer their own hop-on hop-off buses, make sure to check how frequently they make the rounds. A good wait time is between 15 and 30 minutes, and the bus should connect to a metro stop to make it easy for you to get home.

Aside from the obvious transportation benefits, an added bonus is the for-free commentary – just bring a set of headphones and listen to the provided audio tour. You don’t need to pay a guide when you can get it for free on your bus!



Keep Your Flight Boarding Pass and Get Discounts on Your Vacation

After boarding a flight, most people just stuff their boarding pass into their carry-on and forget about it. By doing this, you’re missing out on potential savings. Many airlines offer discounts and freebies for those who keep their boarding pass. Depending on where you land, you could score savings on tourist attractions, restaurants, wine, or even airport transfers.

The Most Common Scams from Around the World

There’s nothing like traversing the world and exploring new countries and cultures, but sometimes the experience is spoiled by dishonorable people preying on uninformed travelers. If you make an effort to learn about the classic scams, you’re unlikely to fall victim to them and can just enjoy the positive side of your trip. To help, here’s a list of common scams around the world for you to get acquainted with.

How to Make Friends During Your Trip

One of the biggest fears of people who want to embark on a solo trip is being alone. They think meeting new people will be a struggle, and if they can’t find a partner to travel with, they just cancel or postpone their adventure. The truth is that with a little bit of planning and initiative, it’s actually harder to be alone than you think. The travel community is extremely welcoming and one doesn’t need to try hard to be part of it.