12 things you should know before traveling to Italy for the first time

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Somewhat spontaneously and mostly out of sheer exhaustion, my significant other and I booked a nine-day trip to Italy. Partly due to the fact we had booked our tickets a few weeks before our trip, we didn’t prepare ourselves the way we normally do before traveling to another country.

Here are 12 things that you absolutely need to know before traveling to Italy if you’ve never been before.

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6 biggest smartphone photography mistakes to avoid

According to estimates more than a trillion photos are clicked every year. However, common faux pas leave us with images that are aesthetically just ‘ordinary’. Agreed, we are not professionals and are bound to make mistakes but there are few recurring errors that can easily be avoided to get that ‘perfect shot’. Here are six of the most common photography mistakes and how to avoid them

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8 ways to stop wasting money when buying food

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For most of us, going grocery shopping is one of the most dreaded chores we do every week. The lines are long, it’s not usually a fun experience, and worst of all, it can be really expensive. According to GoBankingRates, the average American spends around $300 per month on groceries, and as Fool reported, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said that in 2014, families spent $2,787 on restaurants and takeout on average over the course of the year. That really adds up, but there are definitely ways to cut that number down if you’d rather spend your money elsewhere.

When it comes to food spending, it’s common to make a few mistakes, but fortunately, most of these mistakes are very easy to correct if you’re willing to change your habits and learn a few new tricks.

Here are a few ways you’re throwing your money away on food.


These travel mistakes could be causing your jet lag

Jet lag sucks, and we all know it. There are all sorts of supposed remedies to attempt to power through the day after a long flight, but sometimes the heavy eyelids still get the better of us.

After speaking to those who know, we reckon we’re guilty of making these mistakes.

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Facing Your Biggest Fear: Restaurant Failure

Every new business owner faces the same dilemma: what if it doesn’t work out?

Well, it’s not as bad as you think. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, 75 percent of new businesses survive their first year. But the challenge continues as 69 percent survive the second year and only 50 percent make it to five years.

But just because the data says so, doesn’t mean you will just let chance dictate your fate. By learning about the most common mistakes many restaurant owners make, you increase your chance of surpassing the challenges and succeeding in your business.

What are some reasons why restaurants fail?

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11 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid on Your First Trip to Europe

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Jetsetting to Europe for the first time can be both a blessing and a curse. Though you’ll never forget the once-in-a-lifetime moments like first seeing the Eiffel Tower or taking a gondola through the canals of Venice, if you go unprepared, these beautiful memories can be tarnished by rookie mistakes.

To avoid all that from happening, we’ve laid out exactly what not to do overseas. Learning from the following rookie mistakes ahead of your trip will minimize the stress of traveling, while also saving you time and money.

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