Top 10 Budget Traveler Must-Dos in Rome

Visit the Spanish Steps

These steps (over 100, actually) span the slope between the Spanish Square (where the embassy is located) and Piazza Trinita dei Monti. Though built over 300 years ago, the steps are in great condition and an awesome place to sit and watch the world go by, in addition to being a popular icon.

The ultimate for selfie-taking and people watching, the Spanish Steps are totally free to visit.

Browse Campo di Fiori

This stop is mainly for photo opportunities, as buying souvenirs is probably out of your budget – especially at this overpriced and touristy location. Even if shopping around (especially when you aren’t buying) isn’t really your thing, you should still check out this old market and enjoy the colorful and diverse wares. It has been running since the mid-1800s!

While it is always free to visit, the market is only open in the morning, and is always closed on Sundays, so plan your visit accordingly.

See the Pantheon

This formerly pantheistic temple was transformed and repurposed by the Catholic church for its own religious uses. The Pantheon is close to 2000 years old, and a true wonder of architecture to have lasted so long.

It’s a great place to take some photos, and it is perhaps the ultimate free attraction in Rome. Yes, that’s right, it’s always free and there isn’t a queue line!

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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.