Brett Bassett

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An Italian village is selling homes for $1.25 so it doesn't become a ghost town

On the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, the old village of Ollolai is at risk of turning into a ghost town.<p>Over the past half-century, the town's population has declined from 2,250 people to just 1,300. And now, there are hundreds of abandoned homes.<p>In an effort to lure new residents, Ollolai's …

Italy

Do You Now Need a Visa for Your European Trip?

A vote by the European Union Parliament last week calls on the E.U. Commission to reinstate visa requirements for Americans planning visits to Europe as early as May.<p>The move is in response to the fact that, despite a travel reciprocity program that currently allows U.S. citizens to enter all E.U. …

U.S. Department of State

Get paid to travel Europe for 6 months

Instead of spending your days killing time by the water cooler between meetings, you could be exploring the waterways of Venice or the ruins of Rome.<p>Travel company Busabout is seeking two individuals – a brand ambassador and video producer – to travel Europe for six months, all expenses paid.<p>The …

Airlines

The Truth About Soapstone Kitchen Countertops

When it comes to natural stone countertops, there are more options out there than just marble and granite. If you love the dark beauty of granite and …

Home Improvement

Five Ways to Make Extra Cash While You Travel

Some jobs come with a built-in requirement for travel, like teaching a language abroad or working in sales. But if you want to travel for fun and …

Hurry Up and See the Northern Lights With $250 Round-Trip Tickets to Iceland

Who says winter vacations aren't fun and why are they such a terrible stick in the mud? Cheap tickets to Reykjavik, Iceland will cure all doubters. …

European Travel

5 Bathroom Cabinet Storage Hacks You Need to Try

When you have a tiny bathroom in your home, you know that how you use your space is of the utmost importance. Unless you're clever about how you …

Magnetism

Scientists Spot Powerful Antibody to Neutralize HIV Strains

Scientists from the National Institutes of Health isolated an antibody that could neutralize 98 percent of all HIV strains.<p>The antibody was produced …

Public Health

This Chart Shows the Difference Between a Broke and a Rich Budget

Since we tend to decide that it’s rude to talk about money with other people, it can be hard to figure out how to go from being broke to financially …

Personal Finance

Which Points Transfer to Which Airlines? Handy Chart for Converting!

Million Mile Secrets reader, Lindsay, tweeted:<p>What credit card can I apply for that will allow me to transfer points to American Airlines? I already …

Inside Las Pozas, Edward James' Surrealist Garden in the Mexican Jungle

Edward James, one of the most eccentric and interesting twentieth-century collectors of surrealist art, arrived in Xilitla, Mexico at the end of the …

South America is getting its first luxury sleeper train — and it will be one of the highest train journeys in the world

Because of this, train travel communicates a sense of old-fashioned decadence, and the latest rail journey from Belmond, a luxury travel adventure company, takes this notion to new heights.<p>Literally.<p>The Andean Explorer will be one of the highest train journeys in the world, offering overnight …

Trains

This Airline is Offering 2-for-1 Plane Tickets

Emirates really wants to help Americans take a vacation.<p>According to multiple sources, Americans are notorious for leaving a lot of paid vacation …

1987: Lamborghini

Ordering coffee in Italy: the 10 commandments

I once met an Italian who didn’t drink coffee. He made light of the fact, but you could see that he was tired of having to explain his disability every time some new acquaintance uttered the standard Italian greeting: “Prendiamo un caffè?” (“Fancy a coffee?”). His breezy but faintly …

14 Top Experiences You Must Have When Visiting Florence For The First Time!

Florence is one of those cities that most of us want to experience at least once (but most likely hundreds of times)! Up there with the the likes of …

Venice

This weird trick can free up gigabytes of space on your iPhone

Whoa! This unusual (and risk-free) hack can free up hundreds of megabytes, or maybe even a couple gigabytes.<p>It seems like iPhone storage is always at a premium, especially if you have an entry-level model with just 16GB -- an economic necessity for many an iPhone owner. It's the rare person who …

iOS MicroSD Reader Adds Up To 200GB Of Extra Storage To Your iPhone Or iPad (video)

iOS users who have iPhone or iPad devices that are running short of storage may be interested in a new device in the form of an iOS microSD reader …

Gear & Gadgets

5 Restaurants in Rome Only Locals Know About

There’s a 12-mile brick wall that encircles Rome’s historical center. It is, by far, the largest ancient ruin in the city. When it was built in the 3rd century, it was meant to keep out so-called barbarians. Today, it tends to keep in visitors, acting as an obstacle that stands between them and …

Rome

This New Google Feature Will Change The Way You Plan Trips

It'll help you GTFO ...fast.<p><i>California travel</i> and <i>Mallorca vacation</i> didn't work, but <i>Nicaragua destinations</i> and <i>Thailand vacation</i> did. "Destinations" is a work in progress and Google reps say more destinations are on their way.<p>I could filter preferred number of stops (0 to 2+) and price, which was …

Cool job alert: Netflix offering $2k/week job to travel world and Instagram

Got serious wanderlust and a good eye for photos?<p>Netflix and Instagram have the gig for you.<p>The two companies, looking to embark on a dually beneficial business partnership, are looking for a new contract employee to travel to popular Netflix show sets in the Middle East and Europe, take some …

Tuscany Train Map With Towns and Transportation Guide

This Tuscany Rail Map shows most of the train lines between major cities in Tuscany, along with bus routes where needed to get to smaller cities that …

Italy

Trip Planning For The Technologist

Whether you're planning your next big journey or you're just a joyous armchair traveler, these sites and apps will help you figure out the best …

Google Maps

This travel app that shows journey results for lots of different providers now has 3.5 million users

French startup KelBillet says the variety of transportation modes shown in their search results is too limited.<p>As a result, it has launched its own app (and website) called Gopili, which includes journey times and prices for a host of slightly different transport providers, including ride sharing …

Apps

The West Australian

Wednesday, 06 December 2017<p>Top Stories<p>Drug addict jailed for murdering ex-Pie’s mumWA shows green shoots with best growth in two yearsBig pharma …