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10 Festivals Worth Traveling for in May

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Ah, May! Spring flowers blossom, birds chirrup, serpents get thrown in the forest. That’s right – Italy’s snake festival takes place this month, as do many more of the world’s quirkiest festivals. From cheese-rolling in the heart of England to grown men climbing a tower of buns in Hong Kong, get ready for a whirlwind […]

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May 2, 2016 by | Comments Off on 10 Festivals Worth Traveling for in May

10 Travel Adventures to Enjoy While You Still Can

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With the effects of climate change ever more apparent and mass tourism transforming landscapes beyond recognition, the clock is ticking on many of the world’s most popular destinations. Whether you want to get up close to endangered wildlife, discover natural wonders or visit ancient landmarks while they’re still standing, there’s no time like the present. […]

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March 28, 2016 by | Comments Off on 10 Travel Adventures to Enjoy While You Still Can

Carnival Celebrations Around the World

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Most of us are familiar with some of the most famous Carnival celebrations in the world — Rio, Venice and New Orleans among them. But Carnival is celebrated all over the world in nearly any place that has a strong Catholic background, so there are plenty of places where you can enjoy festivities even if […]

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January 20, 2016 by | 2 Comments

Where to Spend Christmas in Italy

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Visiting Italy during the Christmas season offers two bonuses – you’ll avoid the high summer season tourist crowds plus get to see the country decked out in all its holiday finery. December 25th isn’t the biggest holiday of the winter season in Italy (that would be Epiphany, in early January), but it’s still a great […]

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November 24, 2015 by | 1 Comment

Top 25 Haunted Places Around the World

Dublin has plenty of haunted landmarks.

There are 25 haunted spots featured on this list, and plenty more around the world besides. How do you pick just one each year in which to spend your Halloween? Well, the good news is that these places retain their scary reputations year-round, so even if only one of them makes the cut for October […]

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October 28, 2015 by | 5 Comments

How to Snack Like a Local in Europe

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With so much food in the world to try, every traveler needs an excuse to snack between meals. Happily, many European countries build snacking right in to their culinary culture.

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August 1, 2014 by | Comments Off on How to Snack Like a Local in Europe

Top 10 Romantic Destinations in Europe for Valentine’s Day

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Europe is full of romantic spots. With castles, winding paths through medieval cities, views of sparkling water from cliffs and intimate cafes in which to sip coffee with your significant other, it’s easy to plan a Valentine’s Day holiday anywhere on the continent. Need some destination ideas?

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February 11, 2014 by | 7 Comments

25 Incredible Ways to Propose Abroad

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Forget dropping down on one knee at a glitzy restaurant; these days popping the question requires a little more thought. From drifting along the Venice canal ways on a romantic gondola ride to camping out under the Egyptian stars, or even from the top of the Empire State Building, here are 25 ideas for mind-blowingly […]

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February 7, 2014 by | 3 Comments

The Dorsoduro District of Venice

Dorsoduro. Photo courtesy of Toni Rodrigo via Flickr.

One of the most enduring and increasingly fashionable districts of Venice, Dorsoduro. juts out from San Polo and lies to the South of San Marco with its tip almost opposite the Doge’s Palace.  It also embraces two islands across the canal to the south, Giudecca and the less fashionable, Sacca Fisola.

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March 20, 2013 by | 2 Comments

Most Romantic Cruises

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Cruising has many components that cater to adventure, fun, families and group activities, and those things are what most people think of when cruising pops to mind. However, cruising can also be ideal for a romantic couple’s vacation if you book the right the itinerary and destination. Whether you’re planning a honeymoon or special milestone […]

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February 11, 2013 by | Comments Off on Most Romantic Cruises