Travel Planning Information

Travel Communities

Trip Advisor     My favorite place to get candid reviews for accommodations from travelers like myself.

Slow Trav    They target a more specific traveler, one that isn’t always following the main stream points of interest.

Rick Steves Europe  I’ve been a fan of this guy since I started traveling to Europe when I was 19.  He is an inspiration.

Before You Go Information

Weather  I am always checking the weather, especially in the cold of Idaho winter.

Exchange Rate   This is a great site, you can get a better feel for how far your money will go….before you go.

Passport Information  Make sure you have yours valid for 6 months AFTER travel.

US Customs   Answers to any specific questions and updates on travel advisors.

Italian Tourist Office  A good start for your trip.


Train Timetables  Find details for your train travels.

Train Strikes   Check this site for the scheduled train strikes, updated daily.  In Italian only.

Car Rental    My favorite consolidator, Auto Europe.  Best pricing with the most flexible locations and 24/7 help.

Maps  This site also has extremely accurate travel times and toll fees.

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