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This Is the Most Popular Hotel on TripAdvisor

Hotels around the world pull out all the stops to attract would-be visitors to their establishments, but one factor plays into bookings more than any …

Hospitality

Here be landscapes: a road trip through Arizona

For too many British tourists, the US is an urban destination. We hop across the Atlantic for a long weekend in New York or shuttle between Los …

Southwest Road Trip of a Lifetime

Sedona<p>Although Sedona is best known (and frequently lampooned) for its spiritual vibe, it’s not as if the town, with its galleries, upscale …

RVs

Plan Your Next U.S. Road Trip Around These Unforgettable Destinations

There’s something about leaving home that makes you truly appreciate where you’re from. I’m back in the United States after six years of living, …

National Parks

Planning a Trip to the Grand Canyon

No matter how many photos you’ve seen of the Grand Canyon, standing at the rim’s edge for the first time will take your breath away—especially if …

National Parks

Why Italy has not yet suffered Islamist terrorism - The mafia effect

The mafia effectWhy Italy has not yet suffered Islamist terrorism<p>THE image is of a young man with his back turned, grasping a large knife. Beside him …

Extremism

10 unique ways to experience the Grand Canyon

Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park is nothing short of a natural spectacle. Millennia have carved a geological masterpiece rising 7,000 feet above …

12 Hilarious Comics That Prove Parenting Is A Tough Gig

Brian Gordon has been turning his parenting journey into the hilarious Fowl Language Comics for about four years now, to the delight of parents everywhere. And this October, he has his second book of funny parenting comics coming out, aptly titled <i>Fowl Language: The Struggle Is Real</i>.<p>Gordon usually …

I stopped forcing my kids to say thank you, and they learned true gratitude

Imagine that you and I are chatting in the foyer of your home with our kids nearby, continuing to goof off together at the conclusion of this playdate. Our conversation dwindles to a natural end, and it’s time for my child and me to leave. I thank you for hosting; you reply with something pleasant. …

Parenting

Where to Find Low-Key Italian Food in Italy

Our methodology is simple. We asked ourselves to be really honest, like “last meal” honest, about the food we live and fly for, and we canvased our trusted network of writers, chefs, and restaurateurs for the dishes they can’t stop dreaming about thereafter. What follows is the print-it-out …

Italy

Hot in the Eternal City? Here's Where to Eat Gelato in Rome

Few things are more satisfying on a hot summer day than a creamy, cold gelato. Though you can find gelato across Italy and, indeed, around the world, …

Italy

14 Things You Should Know Before You Travel to Italy

If you were to ask me what country I could picture myself moving to one day, it would have to be Italy. The food, the people, the culture, the views …

Italy

10 insider Venice tips

<b>1. The gallery: Ca' Pesaro</b><p>The International Gallery of Modern Art in Ca' Pesaro contains important 19th- and 20th-century collections of painting and …

Italy

10 of the best restaurants near Florence’s major attractions

Exploring Florence’s cultural riches builds up an appetite – so we asked a foodie tour guide for her tips on the best places to dine on Tuscan classics, as well as pizza and pasta, an olive stone’s throw from the tourist hotspots<p>Uffizi Gallery and Piazza della Signoria<p><b>Vini e Vecchi Sapori</b><br>This tiny …

Italy

Can you name as many of the top 50 most populous cities in the US as possible in only 2 minutes?

Parenting With Emotional Intelligence: An Aspect Of Parenting That’s Too Often Overlooked

An eight-year-old child was murdered by her father. I got flooded with calls from parents who were concerned about explaining the death to their children. They couldn’t avoid it because details of the death were sweeping through the community and children were asking, “How could a father kill their …

Mental Health

Boosting your kids chances of being top of their class

If you want your child to get to the top of the class, it's not nearly as simple as just encouraging them to work hard. Parents can play a huge role …

Sherlock Holmes

Want to Raise Mentally Strong Kids? Do These 3 Things (Most Parents Don't Do Any of Them) | Inc.com

Challenges, hardship, and setbacks are inevitable. Teaching kids to build mental muscle helps them become resilient. It's also the key to helping them reach their greatest potential in life.<p>But, it's easy to get so caught up in day-to-day issues, like homework and soccer practice, that you forget …

Self-help

For the Best Souvenirs in Florence, Skip the Ponte Vecchio

For a golden memento of Florence, head for the jewelry shops that famously line the Ponte Vecchio—and don’t set foot in any of them. Bypass the bridge, the tour groups and the flashy international brands for an austere stone building tucked into an alley across the Lungarno degli Acciaioli (the …

Italy

Cinque Terre: How To Get There, Five Villages and Hotels

<b>Cinque Terre</b> is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places I’ve seen in the world and it comes as no surprise that it’s also a UNESCO World …

50 Free Things to Do in Rome

Rome is full of world class museums, amazing eateries and beautiful scenery. While you can easily turn any stay in the Eternal City into an …

Italy

10 Day Italy Itinerary: Rome, Florence, Venice

Shares 3K<p>I had a dream the other night that I was floating down a marinara river in a pasta boat, in search of gelato. It’s safe to say I ate my way …

22 things to see and eat in Florence

This post is also available in: Italiano (Italian)<p>Florence is one of the most romantic Italian destinations. An extremely interesting city, rich in …

Italy

The Best Itinerary for Italy

Art buffs, architecture lovers, and pizza fans all have good reasons to spend a week in Italy, a country that has lots to see, admire, and eat. …

Mario Batali's Perfect Food Day in Florence, Italy

Because Rome doesn’t need another hero, America’s biggest ambassador for Italian flavors goes to bat for Florence.<p>Florence’s food scene is hot with …

Italy

The 5 Best Restaurants Near Trevi Fountain

Why waste your coins wishing for good food when you could just read this list?<p>August 02, 2017<p>One of the most well-known sights in Rome is the Trevi …

Italy

The Rome Guide | Goop

For all its mythic history—about 2,800-years’ worth—the Eternal City has a way of making all who visit it feel like they’ve discovered something …

Italy