Uber Controversies and Recent Bans

Uber has been a controversial name in the news as of late. As more and more legal and safety allegations arise, resulting in bad publicity, suspension, or banishment, Uber faces pressure from all sides. The company, a part of the sharing economy and riding on a fine line between a communication platform and a...

10 Best Airports for a Long Layover

Many people’s least favorite part of traveling is the airport experience. This experience seems doubly worse when a long layover is added to the equation. Hours of loud people, uncomfortable chairs, and sketchy Wi-Fi is far from ideal. However, the travel industry is picking up on this, and as a result, there are airports...

The 411 on the 2017 Airline Electronic Ban

“Do you have a camera or any electronic bigger than a smartphone?” the man asked me as he searched through my bag in the Dubai airport. “I have a camera, but it’s no bigger than my phone,” I replied, feeling a little uneasy. “We’re going to have to put your camera with the checked...

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...

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