Quick Guide

Guide to The Monica Store blog

Hi! Welcome to the Guide to The Monica Store Blog which has quick links to posts and makes it easy to find information. (You can also use the Archive tab to look for articles as well – search based on month and photo).

This blog is about travel and photography, an includes insider travel tips.

You can find travel tips for Italy, Portugal, Spain…. and more. Browse this list below and click on the city name for the link to that travel post:


Travel tips for AUSTRIA

Innsbruck – Travel tips for the city

Using the Innsbruck Card

Mountains in Innsbruck – Seegrub

-Salzburg – The Salzburg Card

-Top 10 Sights to See in Salzburg


Travel tips for BOSTON, Massachusetts

Part One about Beacon Hill

Part Two about the Boston Library


Travel tips for CHICAGO, Illinois.


Travel tips for DUBROVNIK, Croatia.


Travel  information for FLORIDA

Dali Museum in St. Petersburg

Henry B. Plant Museum in Tampa

Visiting Downtown Tampa

Visit Ybor City and get their via tram car

Tarpon Springs – home of the sea sponge

Heritage Village in Largo, Florida


Travel tips for Budapest, HUNGARY

What to see in Budapest – 3 different day itineraries suggestions – click to start with day one.

Learn about different Hungarian inventions


Travel tips for ITALY:

– Bergamo – two part series

– Bergamo – what to eat in Bergamo, Italy


—- Bolzano – Otzi the Iceman

—- Gufyland – Birds of Prey Sanctuary and Bird Show

—-– Castles to see near Bolzano

Brescia – two posts about what to see and do in Brescia, especially for art history buffs

-Ferrara travel series

—- What to see in Ferrara – part one

—- What to see in Ferrara – CASTLE – part two

—- What to see in Ferrara – FRESCOES – part three

—- What to see in Ferrara – beyond the main sights – part four


Milan – visiting the Duomo and how to get there

Milan – visiting the canal district – part one of a two part series


LAKE COMO – general guide

—- Cernobbio – written by guest blogger Chiara from italylakes.net

—-  Como, Italy 

—-  Bellagio, Italy

—- Gravedona, Italy (2 part series, click for part 1)

—- Laglio – written by guest blogger Chiara from italylakes.net

—- Small Towns on Lake Como, Italy (2 part series, click for part 1)

—- Varenna, Italy

—- Villa Balbianello on Lake Como, Italy

Lake Maggiore

—- Locarno, Switzerland and how to get a great view of Lake Maggiore

—-Castle on Lake Maggiore – Rocca di Angera

—- Islands to visit on Lake Maggiore

—- Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso


– Soave Castle

TRENTO, Italy – what to see part one

—- Trento, Italy – visiting the castle

TURIN, Italy

—- How to get to Turin, Italy

—- What to see and do in Turin, Italy

—- Visiting the famous Car Museum in Turin, Italy

—- Going to Eataly in Turin, Italy

VENICE – six part travel series

—- Murano Island – Venice, Italy


Travel tips for NEW YORK CITY:

Bergdorf Goodman Holiday Windows

Easter Parade

Greek Parade

Hispanic Day Parade

Snow in the city

Time Square and The Highline


Travel tips for PORTUGAL – click here for the link to the Travel Series on Portugal.


Travel series on KRAKOW, POLAND

Fun facts about Krakow

Main sights to see in Krakow

Wawel Castle and Cathedral

Visiting the University of Krakow

Visiting the Jewish Quarter of Krakow


Travel tips for PRAGUE, Czech Republic:

Main sites to see in Prague.

Alphonse Mucha information Part One and Alphonse Much Part Two.

Secret Gardens in Prague.


San Francisco – tips on how to ride the famous cable cars


Click here for the SPAIN Travel series for links to travel posts on over 15 cities in Spain!


Travel Tips on SWEDEN

About the iconic Swedish horse, the dala horse

STOCKHOLM – how to get there, weather, travel tips

STOCKHOLM – what museums to see Part one (two part series)

STOCKHOLM – where to shop

Carl Larsson – about the Swedish artist and how to visit his house/museum


Travel tips on SWITZERLAND

Bellinzona – a town with three castles to visit

– Lugano

—- Downtown Lugano  and where to shop in Lugano

—- Towns to visit around Lake Lugano


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