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This Week in Travel News: Italy Officially Has Too Many Tourists

<i>Every Friday, we round up the week’s biggest travel headlines. Here are this week’s:</i><p><b>We’re taking too many Roman holidays.</b> Italy’s minister of culture …

Italy

The Incredible Italian Island You've Never Heard Of

Plan a visit to Ischia, but don't let the secret out.<p>There are places you go to get away from it all. And then there’s Sant’Angelo.<p>To get to this Italian village, you take an hour-long ferry from Naples to the volcanic island of Ischia, nestled a few waves’ breadth from Capri in the heart of the …

Italy

Sagano Bamboo Forest -- a most enchanting grove

<b>(CNN) —</b> In Japan's Sagano Bamboo Forest, on the outskirts of Kyoto, towering green stalks of the famously versatile plant sway in the wind, creaking eerily they collide and twist, leaves rustling.<p>The sun filters through the densely packed grove, projecting thin slashes of light onto the dozens of …

Japan

Crystal clear water of a Japanese tropical island, Taketomi

Snowing at Shirahige shrine

Snowing at Nagoya Castle

Lush green river gorge in Chiba

No clean water, No Wasabi

Showcasing a Dramatic Architecture Composition: Wentworth Rd house

Exhibiting a dramatic architecture composition, the <b>Wentworth Rd house</b> by Edward Szewczyk Architects takes full advantage of the Sydney Harbor views …

Tropical Landscaping Ideas

Tropical Landscape Design<p>Ideas that will help you bring the tropics to your own backyard<p><i>Swipe to view slides</i><p>Oakbrook Landscape, Inc in Capistrano …

Modern Landscaping Ideas

Modern Landscape Design<p>Ideas for creating your own modern garden<p><i>Swipe to view slides</i><p>REALM <i>in Tucson, AZ</i><p>David A. Pedersen Landscape Architect <i>in Newport</i> …

Black deck, black stones, black furniture, green plants.

National Geographic Travel

Checking In: Going Small in the Caribbean

Whether you’re hoping to get in some grade-A scuba time or explore a tropical forest, the Caribbean has you covered.<p><b>Here are three petite lodges that pack a real luxury punch in paradise:</b><p><b>■</b> <b>Casa Bonita</b>, Barahona, Dominican Republic <i>(from $211)</i><p>The Dominican Republic’s antidote to airbrushed Punta Cana: …

Dominican Republic

10 Things You Must Do During Your Next Trip to Belize

Maybe your cruise ship docked for only a day in Belize, which didn't allow you the time to explore much of the local culture, jungles or coral reefs. Or perhaps you stayed at one of the all-inclusive resorts and didn't venture out beyond the sun, sand and water. If so, book the next flight you can …

Great Read: Aloha, Honolulu

Above the freeway, beyond the suburban houses crawling up the slopes of the Koolau Mountains, through a stand of Cook pines, past a grove of pungent eucalyptus, beside leafy breadfruit and Malay apple trees, long-stemmed bird-of-paradise flowers bloom. A regal-looking rooster struts across my path, …

Hawaii

Alex Honnold on Free Soloing Mexico’s 2,500-Foot El Sendero Luminoso

We just heard back from Alex Honnold, who has been busy in Patagonia pulling off an epic feat of alpinism with Tommy Caldwell—a complete traverse of the Fitzroy Massif in five days. The Internet connection in Patagonia is so slow that Alex has not actually seen the video everyone is talking about …

Climbing