When in Rome…

See the Sites– I made stops to the Spanish Steps, the Vatican, the Trevi Fountain, and the Colosseum.













Explore the City – walk the neighborhoods










Eat – Fresh pasta, seafood, pizza, and gelato! Let the foodie in you indulge in delicious Italian cuisine.



Party – with fellow travelers and locals. If you stay at a hostel they usually have nights where they take travelers out to bar hop and hit the club scene. Your hotel concierge can give you some recommendations as well.




Roma Travel Tips:

  • Rome is a walkable city, but if you want to use the metro the Roma Pass is awesome. The Roma Pass is good for 3 days of unlimited use on the trains and buses, and you get free admission into two museums or sites and reduced admission into others (I used it to get into the Colosseum). Roma Pass can be used at more than 40 monuments, museums and archaeological sites and ofter allows you to skip the long lines. You can purchase one at Tourist Information Points in Rome including Termini, Fiumincino Airport, travel agencies, hotels, and news stands.
  • Be sure to keep your belongs close to your body, don’t leave the zipper of your purse or backpack exposed to pickpockets, leave valuables lock in your hotel safe or locker of your hostel room.
  • Remember that Vatican Museums are closed on Sundays. I totally spaced out on that during the planning phase of the trip, so I only had the chance to visit St. Peter’s Square because my flight landed too late in the day on Saturday to make it to the Vatican.
  • Keep a water bottle with you to stay hydrated. There are lots of fresh water fountains around the city to refill your bottle.

Wishing you safe and happy travels! -xo AGT

Travel Beauty Chronicles – Part 2

I’ll be on the move for the next 3 months without my celebrity stylist in tow, embarking on new adventures and training for the Disney Princess Half Marathon in February, so I figured it was time for a change. I decided switch to a more low maintenance  (for me) hair style because I don’t like to spend a lot of time doing my hair when I’m traveling. There will be no hair dryer, flat iron, or bulky hair products to pack for this trip.

The Transformation:

I made an appointment with my stylist, Olivia and headed to Brooklyn to my favorite salon- BelAir Dominican Hair Salon. Olivia always hooks me up and has me looking fab, and today was no different.


I’m wearing 2 bundles of Virgin Brazilian Curly/Wavy hair in 18 and 20 inches from Diamond Virgin Hair Company. I will post a review of the hair when I return from my trip. If you’re in the NYC area and looking for an amazing blow out stop by and check her out, and if you’re in need of a weave/extensions if you make an appointment on a Wednesday you can get a full head for the fab price of $85.

I can’t wait to explore the breathtaking sites in Paris and Rome, drink wine, eat pizza, and eat yummy pretzels and drink beer at Oktoberfest. I’m flying to Germany, taking the train to Paris, then flying to Rome. My suitcase will be light, which means more flexibility during my travels and money saved, and who doesn’t want that?

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Until Next Time! -xo AGT