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Save an extra 10% or more on select hotels with Member Discounts. Sign up now, it’s free! One of the timeless, classic sites in Rome are the 138 steps that rise the steep slope from the Piazza di Spagna to the church of Trinità dei Monti at the top of the hill. You can’t beat the people watching around the Spanish steps so just grab a seat, a cup of gelato, and watch the world pass you by. The view at night is amazing as well.

I had the unlucky chance to get to this job just as the weather turned wet and chilly. This increases the drying time and makes getting a nice finish with paint brushes frustrating. The directions on the primer indicated that it would dry to the touch in an hour but requires 24 hours in good conditions for the finished paint application. The finish paint said either add a second coat within an hour or wait 24 hours (again in ideal conditions). I found that I needed at least two coats of the finish paint which I was disappointed about. Maybe it was the brand of paint (Menards) or the conditions, but the Chartreuse especially took even more coats and still isn’t as solid as I’d hoped. Finally, the finish paint suggested that the paint wouldn’t be at full strength until 5-7 days (in good conditions) had passed. I got impatient and went ahead and shampoo’d the carpet… and scratched some of the chartreuse off. Argh. Save some paint for touch-ups!

One can’t have enough of these travel organizers. If this one does not fit your friend’s fancy, get other organizers. They are always handy for women who are constantly on the road. There are many small items that are better placed inside light and transparent bags. With all the electronic gadgets and accessories women have to travel with these days, these organizers are just the right gifts to give them. Some of these gadgets are so tiny that unless you organize them, you risk loss or waste so much time scrambling in your suitcase for a piece of accessory you need.

I’m Katherine, and my husband Romeo and I are part-time travelers. We work full-time but use our vacation time to travel the world. We experience all we can on our travels, including culture, adventure, food, and a little golf (for Rome). Travel the World is our place to share our travel adventures and help others plan their world travels.

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Great hub, very informative! I’ve travelled alone a lot and would also recommend volunteer vacations, if you are going alone, but don’t want to be alone, and want to do so good and staying at bed and breakfasts, which are somewhere in between the price of a hostel and a hotel but the atmosphere is friendly and you’re likely to meet other travellers.