"We have used TSA type locks for several years on our domestic and international trips. To date, they have never been opened. Even though they are a USA thing, our suitcases have passed through many foreign airports with no issues. We also have…"
"Don, TSA locks are fine here in the US. But they are not something I would use in Europe traveling. We had an "incident" in France when using those locks TSA is a US gov't agency, NOT a European/US agency.. If…"
"Get the app CityMaps2go. You can download maps to your iPhone so no need to have wifi connection to use the map. The app integrates the gps capability of the iPhone into the map display. I have used it in Italy, Austria, Germany, South Africa and it…"
"Hi Don. It will definitely work when you are using WiFi data. Before you take your iPhone with you to Europe, you should call your carrier and ask them about getting a calling and a data plan that will work in Europe. They'll charge you for the…"
"Understand, Consider the Borghese Gallery. Self guided, you reserve a time slot. Takes no more than 2 hours and you will see some of the most magnificent sculpture ever, and beautiful paintings. You cannot believe the sculpture is stone; you…"
"Hello Enid, I don't know how one does a self -guided tour of some place as immense and varied as the Vatican. When we had the guide, he talked into a mic and each one of us had a radio receiver with an earpiece and could hear perfectly. He knew…"
"When does lavender bloom in Provence?
The famed lavender fields bloom in summer, so travel in June to August for violet-tinged views. But weigh up your desire for purple passion against the crowds: you’ll be sharing the view with plenty of…"
"Buy a Rick Steve's Guide book, get his recommendation for a group guide and visit the Vatican that way. The guide does not wait in a general line to purchase entry tickets, but has a special line that saves much time. We met our guide at 10Am…"