Lauren Marchese

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Rome, behind the lens

After four years living in the Eternal City, a writer and photographer learns to capture the views that visitors rarely see.


How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

Obama Announces Plan to Create World's Largest Ocean Reserve

The president also pledged to fight illegal fishing and seafood fraud.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama announced a plan for creating the world's largest marine sanctuary on Tuesday, covering hundreds of thousands of miles of Pacific Ocean, along with new pledges to fight illegal fishing and seafood …

Road Trip? Here’s the Best Less-Traveled Routes in America

There's nothing like a little asphalt and fresh air

'Go Local!' and You Just Might Return a Better Person

Having started my career in the travel industry, right after I returned from a yearlong backpacking excursion, I learned at a young age how to live with locals and experience familiarity wherever I traveled.<p>Over the past few years there has been a shift in travel values. Now, more than ever, …

Does Travel Make You More Employable?

This is an easy one for me. Right after college, I took a backpack trip and traveled around the world for a year. Upon returning to my native San Francisco, I had no idea what I would do to make a living. Travel, for me, was an eye opener. Travel expanded my mind, and I came up with an idea. I …

New Zealand's most wondrous night-time experiences

From night hikes to cave-rafts to midnight munchies, there’s lots to do in New Zealand when the lights go out...<p>1. Night-hike the Tongariro Crossing<p>The 19km Tongariro Alpine Crossing is frequently touted as the world’s best day walk, thanks to its compact combination of sulphurous lakes, huffing …