Location We saved the best for last on our three-week trip in Italy and stayed at the Anantara Palazzo Naiadi in Rome. They had the best location at the Piazza Della Repubblica. It’s a beautiful circular piazza centering the Fountain of the Naiads. In Piazza Della Repubblica, all forms of transportation can be accessed. Roma…

We drove to the States last week for the first time in 3 years! Here was our experience entering the US, taking a COVID test, and coming back to Canada. To enter the US by car, you need to be fully vaccinated and no testing is required. If staying in the US for less than…

After spending a week in the Dolomites, we headed back south. But we weren’t really to leave the scenic views yet. We spent two wonderful nights at Solea Boutique & Spa Hotel and had a very unique experience.  The Location Driving down from highway A22, we started heading up the winding roads into the mountain…

DoubleTree by Hilton Rome Monti – Rome, Italy We chose Italy as our first trip since March 2020. We figured this was the only time crowds are low so we wanted to seize the opportunity. To be honest, we were nervous. We didn’t know how safe traveling was going to be, whether we’d felt comfortable…

The Pros and Many Cons of Third Party Booking Sites When I first started Next Departure, I heavily relied on affiliate links from third-party booking sites like FlightHub and CheapOair. I would get a tiny cut if anyone chose to use our link when booking their flight. However, after hearing nightmare stories about how poorly…

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