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Packing Essentials for a Summer in Barcelona

By College Tourist -- Author -Nina Truong -- Emory University from Scottsdale, Arizona.<p>With a place as exciting and lively as Barcelona, it is essential to pack clothes that will match the city's vibrant personality.<p><b>Clothing:</b><p>Summers in Barcelona can get insanely hot, so it's best to pack light …

Savoring Italy’s Caffè Capital: Trieste

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>At dusk in this northeastern Italian city, everything turns pink.<p>The water of the Grand Canal, flowing inland from the Adriatic Sea toward a waterfront statue of James Joyce, reflects the slanting light. The white Habsburg facades, remnants of Trieste’s former glory as an …

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Around Northern Italy by Train

The Italians are many wonderful things - but slow, safe and sane drivers, they are not. Italian highways resemble race tracks more than roads, and cars can be expensive and a hassle in the country's ancient, pedestrian-oriented cities.<p>The solution is to tour Italy by train. All the grand stops of …

Why We All Need a Vacation

Let's talk about something else for a change... vacation. I hadn't been on one in God knows how long; my only trips in the last seven years were obligatory -- either to visit family or for business. This was the first time my husband and I took a trip just for us, just with us, and to do just what …

5 Luxury Experiences For Your Next Trip to Bangkok

Bangkok is a favorite with travelers looking to get the most bang for their buck, but I took my experience to Thailand up a notch this past December. Enjoy the street food and Khao San Road $12 hostels the first time around; it's okay to "treat yo'self" on your next trip to the Land of Smiles with …

Vernazza Is The Most Stunning Cliff Town We've Ever Seen

Craving a getaway to a cliffside village of fresh pasta, ocean breezes and all-around perfect enchantment?<p>Welcome to Vernazza.<p>This Italian cliff town has been proclaimed the "loveliest" of the Cinque Terre, those five seaside towns on the northwestern Italian coast that are famous with hikers, who …

Top things to do in Rome

Few cities evoke the sheer wonder and amazement of Rome. Ancient history, outstanding art and religious icons are around every corner and when it all gets too much you can just join the locals in sipping espresso in one of the city's many squares. With so much to see and do, the real test will be …

Italy

Get To Italy's Most Beautiful Mountain Range Now

We always knew the Italian Alps were pretty, but we didn't know just how gorgeous they really were.<p>The Dolomite Mountains are filled with villages, gorgeous lakes and sheer cliffs that soar into the sky. We really don't think the views couldn't get any prettier.<p>As part of the northern Italian Alps, …

A guide to the eateries of Greece

Where to eat and drink in Greece? Perhaps the question should be: ‘Where not?’ Greeks live to eat and drink – they dream about it and talk about it at all times of the day. Wherever you go in Greece you might not find accurate clocks, punctual flights or a good cup of tea, but by Zeus you’ll find …

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5 of the Best Places to Stay In Sri Lanka

By Maria Russo<p>Sri Lanka may just be the most beautiful place on earth (in my humble opinion), so staying at chic boutique properties only adds to an otherwise special experience.<p>We always seek out hotels that adopt sustainable and socially responsible practices, and if none are available in the …

Affordable Greece

Think Greece and conjure up images of white-washed villages cascading down hillsides, azure seas sparkling in bright sunshine and powder-soft white sand beaches. A visit to this special country is a lifelong dream for many, as it delivers an astounding array of breathtaking landscapes, ancient …

European Travel

The Seychelles for independent travellers

With stunning beaches and brilliant blue seas, it’s hardly surprising the Seychelles rank among the world’s most idyllic island getaways.<p>Marooned in the middle of the Indian Ocean, this archipelago of 115 islands is notoriously exclusive (and expensive), and if you simply couldn’t imagine …

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17 Places To Travel Before They Get Famous

In a world of tourist traps, letdowns, overrated destinations and just plain crowds, it's no wonder we've become victims of some major travel burnout.<p>It's time to freshen your bucket list with the planet's up-and-coming spots that are <i>more</i> than ahead of the tacky tourist curve. Visit these rising …

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Kea, Greece's Hidden Gem

A mere breath away from Athens lies the small Cycladic island of Kea. It's often overlooked by its more prominent siblings, Mykonos and Santorini. Kea does not reveal its secrets easily. It's more an island for Greeks to visit, rather than an island that tourists seek out. But it's one of my …

Sri Lanka: nirvana for beach lovers

Sri Lanka overwhelms the senses. The air is heavy with the scent of jasmine, the food richly spiced and the landscape one of utter beauty; the radiant green rice paddies, forests of swaying palm trees and mountains puckered in tea plantations are utterly bewitching. But for many people Sri Lanka …

Sri Lanka

20 Gorgeous Seaside Towns In Italy

Have you ever been to Rome in August and wondered where all the locals are? The truth is that they're likely in one of these towns, as Italians in major cities make a mass exodus toward the coast every summer. Many of the well-known beaches get crowded or too touristy, but this list also includes …

The 10 Most Amazing South Africa Safari Lodges Offering Thrilling Experiences

What could be more outstanding than an African safari? The wildlife encounters are definitely something to look forward to but there’s more to the …

South Africa

30 incredible treehouse hotels around the world

30 Pictures That Will Make You Want To Visit Thailand

Thailand seems to offer something for every type of photographer. You can shoot some great cityscapes and street photography in Bangkok, or visit the …

Re-apply Makeup? A Thing of the Past with These Setting Sprays

With balmy spring and summer ahead, no one wants to worry that their flawless finish either smudged or ran. But who has the time to constantly …

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Eat Your Way Through Italy

From noshing mozzarella-laden pizzas in Naples to hunting rich white truffles in Tuscany, Jetsetter.com serves up a guide to binging throughout the Boot.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Eat Your Way Through Italy<p>Follow Jetsetter.com on Twitter: www.twitter.com/jetsetterdotcom

The Places To Stay Now (PHOTOS)

From high-design hotels to intimate inns, these 40 plus accommodations have one thing in common: singular style.<p><i>--The</i> Departures <i>Editors</i><p>More from <i>Departures</i>:<p>Top New Apps for Travel<p>Where to Stay in Paris<p>Top Wellness Escapes<p>Design-Forward Golf Retreats<p>Spectacular Hotel Breakfasts<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>The Places …

An Awesome Place in Morocco

Strange cultural treatments?<p>Below, I describe my first two hamams… Have you ever had some strange cultural experience like this? Let us know! 🙂<p>Daily …

Don't Tell! These Restaurants Are Where Locals Eat in Florence

The sandwiches at Nerbone, at Florence's Central Market, have locals lining up -- and you should too. But save room for gelato! <i>Photo courtesy of thepinkpeppercorn/Flickr. Article by Robert Firpo-Cappiello of Budget Travel.</i><p>Yep, the guidebooks are packed with restaurant recommendations. And when it …

The World's Weirdest Hotels

When it comes to hotels, we at Condé Nast Traveler like them luxurious and beautiful. But sometimes, you just want something a little different. From hotels shaped like donuts to capsules jutting from the edge of a cliff, these are the world's most weird and wonderful …

21 Gorgeous Photos That Show Why Iran Is A New Tourist Hotspot

Shutterstock.com Iran is becoming a tourist hotspot this year, with tour operators reporting significant increases in tourists booking trips to the Middle Eastern country.<p>Perhaps that's because of a slight thaw in its relationships with the West, or simply because of the allure of exploring a …