I’ve got a few more days left in Rome, and I wanted to share a few of the resources I’ve used to plan my trip. These resources can help you travel especially in Europe.
Duolingo – this is a free resource to help you learn a new language or improve proficiency in a language
Radio Italia – this is a free streaming version of a radio station in Italy, playing all Italian music
Conversation Exchange – this is a free resource where you can find pen-pals or chat buddies to practice a foreign language. You set up a free profile listing your native language and what language(s) you are learning, then you can search and find partners who know your new language and want to learn your old language. I’ve made a few new friends through this website, but always be careful and use discretion if you share personal information with any online connection.
Rick Steves – I am a devoted disciple of travel writer Rick Steves. I have used his guidebooks to plan all 5 of my trips to Europe. He has free videos and articles on his website to get you started, as well as a large forum to ask questions of his other followers to help fine-tune your planning. He is an excellent resource for affordable and enjoyable travel to Europe. I can’t recommend him highly enough.