Category Archives: Free Activity

Free Friday: Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome

Rome has four Papal Basilicas, namely, Saint Peter’s Basilica, Basilica di Santa Maggiore, Archbasilica of Saint John Lateran, and Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls. Papal Basilicas are the highest ranking Roman Catholic Church buildings. Santa Maria Maggiore holds … Continue reading

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Free Friday: Trevi Fountain, Rome

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One of the popular free attractions in Rome is the Trevi Fountain. Even during the off season, tourists flock to the fountain. It was a challenge to take pictures without anyone photo bombing.Fontana di Trevi is the largest Baroque fountain … Continue reading

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Free Friday: California State Capitol

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State Capitol Tours are always free. Some are self-guided, others offer guided tours. California’s State Capitol in Sacramento conducts guided tours every hour from 9am to 4pm. In addition, it has a theater that plays short films about the Capitol’s … Continue reading

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One Knackered Seal!

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Can seals get knackered? By the looks of this guy, yes!He was just floating, not moving. People stared and wondered if he was dead. But no, he wasn’t dead. He probably was just exhausted, tired.Knackered!

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Free Friday: Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site, California

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It is not a secret that I am afflicted with wanderlust. I am so lucky that my husband has the same affliction. I feel luckier that he has a passion for visiting the country’s National Parks. His interest has brought … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Point Bonita Lighthouse, California

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Free Friday: Arch of Constantine, Rome

The Arch of Constantine is a well-preserved Arch. It commemorates the acceptance of Christianity by the Roman Empire. Emperor Constantine built it after he defeated his rival Maxentius in AD 312.Viewing the Arch is always free, and it is always … Continue reading

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Free Friday: Pantheon, Rome 🇮🇹

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The Pantheon is a must see in Rome. Built 2,000 years ago, its interior is well preserved and is the best example of ancient Rome’s splendor. Michelangelo modeled the dome of Saint Peter’s Basilica from that of the Pantheon.From the … Continue reading

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Free Friday: Spanish Steps, Rome 🇮🇹

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The Spanish Steps is a popular free attraction in Rome. It is named for the Spanish embassy to the Vatican which has been in Rome for 300 years. The steps is wide with a curving staircase, and its 138 steps … Continue reading

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Free Friday: Vittoriano, Rome, Italy 

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One of the things I love about Rome is there are many attractions that do not require an entrance fee. These attractions are not the type to be shrugged off either, as they are part of Rome’s rich culture and … Continue reading

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