Guest Post: Party Earth’s Budget-Friendly Guide to Florence

FlorenceHaving a memorable trip abroad doesn’t mean that you have to fork over all your hard-earned cash.  There’s plenty of budget-friendly and amazing experiences to have all around the world – including cities like Florence.

This week, our friends at Party Earth shed some light on ways to enjoy this beautiful Italian city without breaking the bank.

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Travel Tip Tuesday: Theming Your Trip

7493EURS2013Everyone has a different reason that they travel.  Perhaps it’s their first time traveling abroad alone.  Perhaps you are a photographer looking to capture some iconic shots of every monument.  Maybe you’re an adventurer in search of the ultimate adrenaline rush.

Whatever the case may be, consider traveling with a theme in mind for your trip.  Here are some different themes to consider when you’re planning your next Contiki.  Read on!

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Seeing Contiki Through First Person!

first personWe always love finding great traveler videos from our Contiki tours – whether on YouTube, Vimeo, or even Tripfilms – and we stumbled across this “first person point of view” video of Contiki’s Asian Adventure.

Watch below and see the first person point of view of our 14-day Asian Adventure tour.  What a creative way to capture your tour experience!  Anyone else use a GoPro on your tours?

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Thoughtful Thursday: Triggered by Justin Timberlake

0581EURS2013Do you find yourself browsing Facebook and comparing your travel experiences with someone else’s?  You may think that you are missing out because you haven’t traveled the world like your peers – but don’t let this get you down!   As Theodore Roosevelt said, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” So break out of that mindset and be joyful!

This week’s Thoughtful Thursday explores how an incident of comparison to Justin Timberlake and how you can change this comparison mindset to work to your advantage.

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