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7 Reasons to Get Off the Beaten Path and Visit Bologna

July 25, 2016
Mark S

A leaning tower, check. Venetian style canals, check.  Mind-blowing cuisine, check.  These attractions and more are found in the foodie capital of Italy, also known as Bologna.  It’s a vibrant college town rich with culture and cuisine.  Here are the…

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Best Day Trips From Rome

July 11, 2016
Mark S

Rome is an endless adventure, but it can be overwhelming with the number of tourists crowding picturesque piazzas, the Colosseum, and Vatican City. So when in Rome, escape the crowds for these five must see spots you can get to…

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10 Epic Airbnb Rentals from Around the World

May 15, 2016
Mark S

Whether you want to live like royalty or get off-the-grid for a while, Airbnb delivers! You have to see these 10 homes that will make your next vacation EPIC: 1. La Dolce Vita in Umbria – Spoleto, Italy Your family…

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9 Easy Ways To Have The Vacation of Your Dreams in Santorini

April 22, 2016
Mark S

If you’ve been flirting with the idea of taking romantic trip to Santorini, now is the time to fall in love. TripAdvisor just named Santorini, the volcanic hot spot in the Aegean Sea, one of the most heavenly isles in…

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Celebrating Christmas Overseas

January 4, 2016
Mark S
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If it’s your first time celebrating Christmas overseas, it’s natural to get a little homesick. Christmas is one of those holidays that we experience with our families, and we often have a long list of traditions that we do as…

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Challenges of Living Abroad

December 22, 2015
Mark S

While living abroad in your twenties (or thirties, forties, fifties…really anytime),  can change your life for the better, teach you about yourself and the world, and has numerous other benefits, there are definitely some challenges as well. At Turismap we’re…

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5 Reasons Why You Should Live Abroad in Your Twenties

December 4, 2015
Mark S
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Our twenties are a time for exploration. They’re a time when we know we can mess up, without the repercussions affecting our whole lives, and a time when we begin to break off from our peers. As we grow up,…

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Tips for Your First Trip Overseas

November 30, 2015
Mark S

Whether you’ve booked your flights, or you’re still considering taking your first trip overseas, if it’s your first time abroad you’re probably feeling a whole range of emotions. People will probably ask you if you’re nervous, and you may be….

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Visiting Shanghai and Beijing

The thrill of visiting cities like Shanghai and Beijing  can be overwhelming and can make you forget some of the rules you should always employ when visiting a new place for the first time. Planning is crucial when you’re visiting…

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Visiting Australia on a Budget

November 21, 2015

Australia is one of the most beautiful and exotic places in the world. It is an island continent in itself and being an English speaking country, it is one of the most progressive countries in the world, socially, economically and…

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