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Budgeting for a Roman Holiday
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Budgeting for a Roman Holiday

In hindsight, a group of six finding a sit-down restaurant on a Saturday in a tourist destination such as Venice—during a festival season, no less—should have been nearly impossible. It would have been, probably, for a meal that was worthwhile. We had been looking for not 10 minutes when a friendly Italian woman beckoned us…

Dispatches from Abroad: Week 1
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Dispatches from Abroad: Week 1

“Now boarding flight 203.” That’s the third time I’ve heard that sentence—or some variation of it—in the last three hours. Within the past 24 hours, I’ve had one flight canceled and more delays than I’d like to count. I’m more than ready to get home before I have to leave the country.  I’ve gone as…

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