How Many Days Do You Need in Piedmont, Italy?

If you are planning a trip to Piedmont and are wondering how many days make for a good visit, we have some bad news for you- there is no easy answer here.

Part of this is simply that Piedmont is a vast region in northern Italy running from France in the west to Switzerland in the north and almost all the way to the Ligurian Sea in the south. The other part is that Piedmont offers numerous unique attractions which you may or may not be interested in (e.g. wine vs nature vs cities).

So in this one, we thought we would break down a few of the most popular reasons why you may visit Piedmont and share ideas of how many days you would need in each spot!

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Do You Need a One Year Old License to Drive in Europe?

I have rented cars worldwide to drive around and experience the top attractions in numerous countries. From Italy, Belgium, and Iceland in Europe, South Korea in Asia, Mauritius and the Seychelles in Africa, I've had the pleasure of taking a car out in a new country on many occasions.

On a trip to Italy (for my third rental there), a unique line item in my car rental contract caught my eye and gave me a moment of concern: “The driver license must have been issued by authorized authorities at least 1 year(s) before the date of the commencement of the rental.”

While I have been driving for 20+ years, I had one problem- my license was recently renewed and did not show its original issue date. All things being equal, it looked like my license was issued just three months before.

Cue panic.

Ultimately, this small detail ended up being a non-issue, and my car was rented to me without question. In this one, I wanted to break down why this one exists and what documents you may want to have with you to protect yourself in the unlikely event that you are questioned.

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5 Photo Tips for Safari to Capture the Best Photos

If you are traveling to Africa to go on safari, odds are good you want to capture some incredible photos.

We would be suspect if you did not.

Capturing an amazing shot while on safari can help you remember all the fun you had and the dozens upon dozens of animals you are sure to see.

But I have to make a confession- getting great photos on safari is hard. So hard, in fact, that even after visiting half a dozen of countries for safari experiences, I have still missed out on many shots due to various issues like not having the best equipment, poor timing, or other issues altogether.

So in this one, I wanted to share some of my most important tips when it comes to taking photos on safari and help you avoid some of the mistakes I have made in the past!

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Choosing Where to Stay in Stockholm – Old Town or Not?

If you are planning a trip to Sweden, odds are good you'll spend some time in the country's capital city, Stockholm.

While it would be easy to say you should spend three or four days in this gorgeous city, the immediate question that should follow is “where do I stay?”. But picking where to stay in Stockholm is tricky because the city is sprawled out over not one, not two, but 14 islands.

In this instance, our first instinct was to stay in Old Town Stockholm on Stadsholmen Island. Historic buildings, a central location, and museums we wanted to visit made this island sound quite appealing. But when it comes to getting the most out of the city, especially when it comes to having accessibility to delicious coffee shops, bars, and restaurants, you may have reason to pause.

Other islands and neighborhoods in Stockholm may be worthy spots to consider instead!

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