Complete Guide to Train Strikes in Italy

Nothing can ruin your vacation quicker than landing in the middle of an Italian train strike. I know, I’ve been there. This complete guide to train strikes in Italy will help you avoid strikes completely when possible and prepare you for dealing with them should you find yourself in trouble.   The basics of...

10 Must Haves to Survive a Long Flight

We all dream about our adventure, what we are going to do and see and taste.  If only we didn’t have to spend an entire day getting there. Until teleportation is an option, here our my 10 Must Haves to survive a long flight. Protein Rich Snack It’s tempting to grab junk food at...

Finding the best flight to Italy | or Anywhere in Europe

Still struggling to find the perfect flight to Italy or another location in Europe? We now offer bundled booking options to Italy and beyond that just might save you a chunk of change.  Call 406-570-9393 or email andi@onceinalifetimetravel.com for a quote. Airline tickets.  Hands down the most agonizing, frustrating and stress inducing piece of...

Driving Tips for Your Italy Trip

Don’t let the Italians intimidate you.  It doesn’t matter how fast or slow you are going, someone is going to be riding your butt.  I get braver as the trip goes on, but I never go faster than I feel comfortable.  Sometimes I pull over if they are making me nervous, but usually they...

Train Tips and Manners for Your Trip to Italy

Train travel is a very easy and low stress way to get around Italy but can initially be overwhelming.  Once you get the system down you can relax and enjoy the scenery passing by without worrying about where you are going.  Trains are what most Italians use for transportation, so you get a real...

Travel to Italy Tip #8 | Use a consolidator for car rental

Mention renting a car in Italy and most people get shaky and their palms sweat.  Yes, I am always on edge the first day and I don’t ever recommend driving in major cities.   But driving in Italy is my favorite mode of transportation because it offers the ultimate amount of flexibility and allows you...

Travel to Italy Tip #7 | Purchase train tickets in country

Italy’s train system can be frustrating to say the least.  Between delays, cancellations and strikes a traveler can lose their cool.  My next tip won’t necessarily save you money outright, but will help hedge your bets when using the trains for transportation on your trip. 7. When possible, purchase your train tickets once in Italy...

Travel to Italy Tip #6 | Travel second class when riding the trains

Now that we have gone through some important big money-saving topics it is time for a few nitty gritty travel tips.  Today I will be talking about train travel with the biggest money-saving rule as Tip #6. 6. Travel second class when riding trains. More than once I have worked with clients who first went through big name...

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