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Top must-visit attractions in Italy

With the birthplace of the Roman Empire, and the Renaissance, there is no doubt why Italy is so rich in masterpieces of art, and architecture. Hence, is said to be having more UNESCO World heritage cultural  sites than any other country in the world. However, the country does not offer only art, and architecture to its tourists. It is also blessed with beautiful lakes, mountains, a dramatic coastline that gives splendid natural attractions as well. Italy also has one of the finest cuisines. Have

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Garofoli Winery, one of the oldest family-owned winemakers in Italy's Marche region, dates back to 1871 and still specializes in 100-percent single vineyard Verdicchio, a drier white varietal ranging from still to sparkling renowned for distinctive purity and verve. Way before the Garofolis  took over, the winery's origins are rooted in the Middle Ages catering to local pilgrims streaming into the nearby Basilica della Santa Casa. The Bascilica still remains Europe's most visited pilgrimage chur

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Young and talented go-getters don’t see success only within the borders of their own country and the courage to leave their native place often results in outstanding professional success. If you recognized yourself in the previous description, here are the top five cities in the world to chase your dreams, score an attractive job position or even start your own business.

Seoul, South Korea

Situated on the Han River, the capital of South Korea is a magical blend of globalization and tradition combi

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10 of the Cutest Ski Resort Towns

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Le Miroir

This hamlet is tucked among several ski resorts in the French Alps, boasting some of the longest off-piste ski runs in the world. This ideal winter hideout is perfect for skiers who crave serious adventure and still get luxury accommodation at the Chalet Pelerin.

Saas Fee

This beautiful car-free village (top) offers cross-country skiing, tobogganing, and some of the most reliable snow conditions in the Alps. For your Switzerland vacation Allain Apartments

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Are you the one who is turned off by the mere sight of meat and sausages? Well, we totally understand the struggles pure vegetarians must be going through, while traveling. It’s quite a task to get pure organic vegetables and meatless food even these days. Especially in the Islamic countries you would rarely find a vegetarian restaurant, food joint. Now, if you are of impression that Europe too will give you a hard time at meals, here’s a sweet surprise for you!

While Europe is a famously known f

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My tour of Italy

Last summer I decided to do a tour of Italy as there were a number of cities I wanted to visit and I had never stepped foot on Italian soil before. I organized the trip well and booked a one-way flight to Milan where I would start the tour. I planned on finishing in Rome. After landing in Milan I took a bus to the city center and checked into my hostel. I was very impressed by the city, its monuments and its shops. However, I was quite surprised at how unorganized and dirty Italy is in general.


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In today’s world the sharing economy or collaborative consumption is changing the way we do business and we socialize with others.

Some experts believe that this new trend is the next generation of the internet, which provides the social context for a peer-to-peer connections. The sharing economy is a revolution of underutilized time, space, skills and resources.

Today anyone can be a tour guide a car rental agency, a professor, offer his home as a hotel or offer other services. People can save

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Time For a Beer Run, Italian Style!

There’s much abuzz about Italian beer –it seems that interest in this tasty, budget-friendly beverage is only growing. In fact, more and more people want to make the discovery of Italian beer – both microbrews and commercial brands – a part of their trip to Italy.  In recent years Italian beer culture has been experiencing its own Renaissance and deserves to be acknowledged not only within Italy’s borders, but also by the rest of the world. So next time you find yourself in a bar or restaurant i

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Season 2 is here!!!



So after saving some pennies for a bit after NZ, we've come to our next destination! My mom has always wanted to see Tuscany (thanks to Under the Tuscan Sun) and since her traveling prowess isn't the best, I'll be on hand to help out. With the pops at the helm, it's sure to be quite the adventure. So, a week in Tuscany (with a rental car) a train ride to Venice, and then off to Switzerland to do the Glacier Express, Zermatt, Lucerne, and Zurich (all in 5 days

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How Not To Travel Like An "Ugly American"

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How Not To Travel Like An "Ugly American"


It's part of travel's enduring mythology: The American tourist, unable to manage even a few sentences in any language other than English, and oblivious to the culture and traditions of other countries.

The unflattering image of the "Ugly American" is a bit unfair, perhaps, but the "USA Number 1!" attitude persists among many American travelers.

So Dean Foster, self-styled master of global etiquette and cross-cultural trainer to the world,

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Hotel Lungomare, sits in the heart of Rimini, Marina Centro. The fantastic location means you can be on the beach within a few steps, or amid the shops, bars and restaurants as you exit the hotel.

The hotel itself is designed to be relaxing and reenergizing for holiday makers and business traveler’s alike. The sky blues and white design of the hotel emanate calm and coolness.

'Sunrise on the Lungomare balcony' by Emma Henderson

Hotel Lungomare boasts spacious, air conditioned rooms which come with

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Tuscany (Italian: Toscana) is a region on Italy's west coast, on the Tyrrhenian sea. It is one of the most popular places to visit in a country that is itself one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. There are several reasons to visit Tuscany: some of the most important ones are seeing Renaissance art in Florence, eating Tuscan food and tasting the excellent local wines, and after all this enjoying a day at the beach in Viareggio.

Read more about Tuscany at Wikitravel.

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Sicily Seven

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

And we're off! Leaving for Sicily in two days! It's a trip that we've been planning for a year. We're all going: Joyce, Rosie, Susan, Debbie, Donna, Cathy and Mummy! Someone will be bringing a laptop so I'm hoping to be blogging from beautiful downtown Taormina, Sicily. We are planning to visit the birthplace of Mom's mother and father, Trecastagni, too, a town not too far from smoldering Mt. Etna. Assuming we survive the next eruption, there'll be more next week.
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