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A Taste of Tuscany in a Day

Italy’s greenest and richest region was always a faraway place I only experienced in the movies, on postcards from friends, or in the pages of romantic memoirs. Beyond the crowded tourist attractions in Italy like Pisa and Florence, I was anxious to explore Tuscany’s rolling green hills, local medieval towns, and quaint countryside vineyards in […]

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July 18, 2013 by | 2 Comments

Cooking Classes Around the World

One of the best ways to learn about a country, its people, history and its culture is through its food. Tasting the recipes and spices from around the world that are unique to a country or city can help you connect to a place, and bonding with people over food – even if you don’t […]

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June 12, 2013 by | Comments Off on Cooking Classes Around the World

The 10 Most Beautiful Cemeteries in the World

While it might seem like a strange thing to add to your vacation to-do list, visiting beautiful cemeteries when you travel can be an interesting way to learn about a place’s history – not to mention see some of its most stunning landscapes.

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March 28, 2013 by | 3 Comments

Europe’s Most Accessible Cities (and Tips for Getting Around With Limited Mobility)

According to figures released by the UN, there are 650 million people living in this world with some sort of disability, with around eight million of those from Europe, which also has a population that is aging. That’s a huge section of the population and one that until recently was not well served when traveling […]

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March 21, 2013 by | 1 Comment

A Room with a Pew: Convent Accommodations in Rome

Rome convent guesthouse

Born from a centuries-long Roman tradition of offering shelter to pilgrims, a convent guesthouse can offer travelers amenities such as quiet gardens, a chapel, a library, or clean common areas with a TV, refrigerator or microwave. You may find yourself lodging in a grand palazzo or a terracotta townhouse. Many have excellent locations for the […]

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December 19, 2012 by | Comments Off on A Room with a Pew: Convent Accommodations in Rome

Tips for Visiting Rome with Kids

Trevi Fountain

Perhaps you’ve heard that Rome isn’t the most hospitable place for children and families, but don’t be fooled! Families with children of all ages will find no shortage of interesting family-friendly activities around nearly every corner in Rome.

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July 25, 2012 by | 18 Comments

Skip the Line Vatican Museums Walking Tour

Before I saw the Vatican for myself, I’d imagined it as merely a cavernous maze of churches festooned with angels and weeping saints. But now that I’ve taken the Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Walking Tour including Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Rooms and St. Peter’s Basilica, I see the Vatican as home to one of the […]

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July 16, 2012 by | Comments Off on Skip the Line Vatican Museums Walking Tour

Suggested Itineraries: 3 Days in Rome

They say all roads lead to Rome, and hopefully the road you are on will eventually wind its way around to the Eternal City as well. A trip to Rome means coming face to face with both ancient history and modern-day European city life, as well as a pinch of some of the tastiest traditional […]

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July 15, 2012 by | 4 Comments

Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour

The tour meets up close to the Colosseum, a building that continues to be so emblematic of everything Roman. Our spirited young guide first makes sure that our radios are working and then takes us past long queues of waiting tourists, so the skip the line really is true. You cannot but be overwhelmed by […]

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June 21, 2012 by | Comments Off on Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour

Team Europe Update: Ryan & Asha in Rome and Naples

Amalfi Coast

After a fun-filled time in Istanbul, Ryan and Asha hopped on another plane to Rome (and later on to Naples), where they began the Italian portion of their journey. Read on to see what delicious foods they ate, which famous monuments they toured, and how they learned to fight like gladiators.

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June 1, 2012 by | Comments Off on Team Europe Update: Ryan & Asha in Rome and Naples