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Tuscany Trip 2015

July 29th, 2014 at 05:44 am

Yep! I did it. I've been monitoring this one travel website for some time. The very day that I got our passports in, there was a coupon code expiring at midnight. I completed the order with 6 minutes to spare. The code was going to expire at midnight eastern time and I'm on central.

We are going to Italy on Spring Break 2015! Woo hoo! So exciting! This is a self guided no escort explore at your own pace trip. This is an 8 day trip. Price covers air (Houston-Newark-Milan and return), rental car (economy automatic), 6 nights in a first class hotel and breakfast daily.

The options are endless when driving around Tuscany as to where we will visit. For now, I have Milan, Genoa, Cinque Terre, Pisa, San Gimignano, Siena, Florence, Bologna and Parma on the itinerary.

If anyone has any recommendations, please let me know!

I've been stocking up on books about Italy and ofcourse I'm studying the language on my long commute to/from work.



5 Responses to “Tuscany Trip 2015”

  1. Kiki Says:

    Get an international driver license. AAA has them. I think I paid $15? Good for one year.

    When you make your reservation for the rental car specify automatic. Most are manual and, trust me, you don't want to fiddle with a manual in a foreign country with hills and bad traffic!!

    Research which credit card gives you the best travel deals: insurance on rental car, accidental injury, flying you home in case of injury or death, death benefits should something happen (sorry for the morbid thoughts but I was medi-vac when I left peace corps. If I had to pay for it, thousands of dollars.)

    Buy travel insurance: best thing I ever did when I had to cancel my trip 5 years ago due to illness. They paid me back everything I had already paid and couldn't get back. It took several months but I was able to rebook everything and I didn't lose anything except what I paid for the insurance instead of several thousand dollars.

    Does your Health insurance cover traveling? I have to notify mine of I am going abroad.

    Also notify your credit cards you are traveling so they won't be locked up. Also, look for their special deals on things to do in Italy. Take your student I'd card if your DD1 has one-I saved a bit when I was traveling there.

    Most important: congratulations, and have fun!!

  2. SecretarySaving Says:

    Good call on the health insurance coverage. I will look into that! Great ideas Kiki, thank you!

  3. Looking Forward Says:

    This sounds wonderful!

  4. Kiki Says:

    I've traveled to Europe more times than I know because my sister lived there. If you have questions, drop me a note.

    Your suggested towns are very ambitious. I would pick 3 or 4 and make the most of them as there is time driving around, looking for parking, etc. that would take away from your trip. Andy chance you would use the train? Cheaper and you hit the ground running, no use for parking money, etc.

  5. Kiki Says:

    I've traveled to Europe more times than I know because my sister lived there. If you have questions, drop me a note.

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