Dylan Formis

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21 reasons why Colombia should be your next holiday destination

With Colombia celebrating 208 years of independence today, here are a few good reasons to start planning a trip.<p>1. It’s turned over a new leaf<p>You don't need to be a huge expert in the sociopolitical history of Latin America in the last half-century to know that Colombia has not always been a …

The best shopping in the Italian Lakes

Expert guide to the Italian Lakes<p>The Lakes offer great shopping opportunities, with food and wines making for excellent souvenirs. From family-run shops brimming with local produce, excellent cheeses, cured meats, olive oils and wines from vineyards around the lakes and markets stalls groaning with …

The Most Overrated Attractions in Europe (And Where to Go Instead)

When it comes to traveling in Europe, it seems like everyone has something to say. There are countless online polls of best and worst sights to pore …

10 Destinations to Visit Before A Natural Disaster Happens

By Becky Mahan<p>More people than ever before live in cities. In places likely to experience a natural disaster (think tsunamis, or floods on the coast or earthquakes on tectonic fault lines) are especially vulnerable to catastrophe. It's easy to forget the threat when years, or even centuries(!), go …

12 Amazing Places Most Millennials Will Never See

The world is full of magical hidden wonders. Need proof? The talented team at Atlas Obscura spent the past five years working on a gorgeous, 480-page book that uncovers 600 of the strangest, most fascinating, and downright bizarre places you've never heard of before.<p>We asked Atlas Obscura cofounder …

Limoncello

How many drinks are this mouthwatering yet powerful, fresh-tasting yet long-lived? Or, indeed, packed with tangy acidity, yet syrupy and thick – and are sipped after dinner as a digestif ?<p>At least, that’s how they drink limoncello in southern Italy, especially along the Amalfi coast and in Sicily. …

Where to Go in the Mediterranean: A Cheat Sheet to the Top Destinations

There are countless reasons why so many travelers flock to the Mediterranean every year. The crystal blue waters are dotted with charming historic …

The 7 Most Underrated Experiences At Disneyland

Bet you haven't done THESE before.<p>If you’re any kind of Disneyland fan, then you know the glory of the Jungle Cruise ride and you’ve eaten more Dole Whips than you can count.<p>But even some of the most avid park-goers skip key experiences during their visits. The following rides, secret spots and …

The world's 20 most spectacular railway stations

The world's best (and worst) airlines - according to TripAdvisor

Did you know you could submit a review of your airline using TripAdvisor? The website recently gave users the chance to rate their flight, as well as their accommodation, in a move it claims will “demystify” what is becoming an increasingly confusing market place for travellers.<p>But which airlines …

Why I Hate Travel

I wanted to title this post "Why travel is bullshit," but then I thought bullshit was a rude word, I shouldn't use in a headline and so I changed it. But really, it is bullshit. You would think that I couldn't dislike something that makes me so unbelievably happy, gives me butterflies like no guy …

Norway to build world's first floating underwater traffic tunnels

Norway has hatched ambitious plans to install the world’s first floating underwater tunnels to help travelers easily cross the nation’s many fjords. …

Secret London: 14 odd attractions you never knew were there

On the right lines: a new zipwire over Niagara Falls

We get a sneak preview of a zipwire ride above the Horseshoe Falls – one of several ways Niagara is updating its appeal<p>‘Lines ready – launch!” The gate in front of me shot open and I flew towards Niagara Falls. I was one of the first to try the Mistrider, a new parallel-line zipwire that hurls four …

Baroque and roll: a cycling tour of south-east Sicily

This corner of the island – where the architecture is flamboyant, the chocolate weird, and the wine miraculous – offers plenty of cultural and calorific sustenance for cyclists<p>If the dog had not started licking my kneecaps, I would never have made the discovery. I was in the shop of Antica Dolceria …

10 of the best urban beaches and city riversides in Europe

From London to Warsaw, sand is being placed along rivers, reggae is pumping from cool cocktail bars, there’s beach volleyball and plenty of places for a swim<p>The French capital has put a lot of energy into developing its urban beach and riverside culture; the Paris-Plages have been a feature on the …

Rick Steves: The best and worst of Europe

Americans get the shortest vacations in the industrial world. With so little time, the pressure is on to make all the right choices when planning a trip. But how to select the right destination? It ultimately depends on your interests and your tastes — and what your experienced travel writer tells …

Visiting Gozo Island: Our Weekend Getaway from Malta

If you’re like us, you may not have realized that the island nation of Malta is actually an archipelago, with three of the islands – Malta, Gozo and …

27 reasons to keep visiting Europe in 2016

Whichever way you voted, Europe will always be a favourite holiday destination. Chris Leadbeater finds plenty to tempt travellers to the EU member states in 2016.<p>1. Incoming culture in Denmark<p>Aarhus will be one of the European Capitals of Culture in 2017 (aarhus2017.dk) – but is engaging already …

Top 10: the best Lake Como hotels

The hotels that border Lake Como suit its dignified ambience remarkably well: mostly traditional and family run, a reflection of this romantic, poetic and sunny spot where for centuries aristocratic families, literary figures and celebrities (most famously today George Clooney) have settled in …

Hungry Venezuelans Take Desperate Measures in Worsening Crisis

Hungry Venezuelans are increasingly protesting and fighting against the serious shortages of food in what they describe as a spiraling and serious humanitarian crisis.<p>"I can see the consequences of the massive shortage of food everywhere", said Carlos Elias, a young Venezuelan from San Cristobal …

Crossing the Andes: breaking borders on a stormy mountain bus ride between Argentina and Chile

Buses are usually just a means of getting from A to B, but the journey across the Andes from Argentina to Chile is a true adventure, showcasing magnificent scenery, rare wildlife and, at times, extreme weather<p>On the upper deck of the trans-Andes bus, the gap-year backpackers from every advanced …

Ancient Cities Discovered Beneath Jungle Surrounding Angkor Wat Temples

Archeologists say the ruins made up the world's largest empire in the 12th century.<p>The majesties of Angkor Wat are just beginning to unfurl.<p>Scientists have announced the discovery of 1,000-year-old cities buried in the jungle surrounding Cambodia's famous temple complex in a colossal discovery that …

The hidden world of the Knights Templar

Tucked behind London’s Fleet Street, a patchwork of gardens and graceful buildings tell the story of the most famous knights of the Crusades.<p>It was rush hour on a weekday and I was weaving my way down the Strand, one of central London’s most famous thoroughfares. The street hummed with tourists, …

Ancient History

15 brilliant places you probably didn't know existed in London

There's so much more to London than big clocks, dildo-shaped skyscrapers, bridges and old Victorian tat. Ditch Zone 1 for a day and go explore …

Ultimate Guide to Spending Your Money in 42 Countries This Summer

<i>By Andrew DePietro, Contributor</i><p>More Americans are traveling abroad in part because of the strength of the dollar overseas. But knowing that your money will go further isn't the only information you should consider for your budget before traveling. To help you plan your travel budget, GOBankingRates …

Let’s move to the Marches: ‘A magical patch straight out of Tolkien’

It’s both off and under the radar, on the way to nowhere in particular. Sounds like bliss<p><b>What’s going for it?</b> If I were a fugitive, a reclusive playwright, a mum or dad juggling kids and life, or a politician dripping with corruption, I’d squirrel myself down a country lane off another country lane …

18 incredible European destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

Some of these places are difficult to access, while others remain local secrets.<p>We've put together a list of 18 European destinations that you can enjoy without hordes of travelers, from one of France's most majestic villages to a breathtaking hiking trail in Sweden.<p><i>Sarah Schmalbruch wrote an</i> …