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Don't run out of money in retirement: Here's how much to use per year, and why

<b>Dear Liz:</b> I am confused about "safe withdrawal rates" from retirement accounts. I've read that withdrawing 4% of savings each year is the gold standard that financial planners utilize to ensure that life savings are preserved in retirement.<p>However, if the Standard & Poor's 500 index returns on …

Retirement

The master blender who is Scotch whisky's First Lady

<b>Rachel Barrie is one of the few women ever to hold the title of Scotch whisky master blender.</b><p>In her 26-year career, Rachel has sniffed or sipped 150,000 different whiskies.<p>She is a trailblazer in what was traditionally a male-dominated industry, having held the coveted title since 2003.<p>As arguably …

Whiskey

Tuscany is everything you want from an Italian holiday, and more

I love Tuscany for the memories it evokes. An afternoon spent on a breezy loggia. Lazy lunches with family. Walking down its dandelion-dotted …

Italy

7 Ways To Ruin Your Italian Vacation

I am sitting in a small café just off of Piazza Signoria, watching crowds of tourists go by. Their faces contain a variety of expressions, from awe to frustration. As people of every age and ethnicity form the passing parade, I think of how important this trip is to them.<p>Each person who vacations …

Italy

How to Eat Like an Italian in Italy, According to Giada De Laurentiis

Giada De Laurentiis is in Italy shooting season two of Giada in Italy, and she's sharing plenty of behind-the-scenes snaps with her fans on Instagram and Twitter. As if we have any doubts that the show will be amazing, these previews will make you even more excited to see the kinds of recipes and …

Cooking

8 reasons you can’t leave Italy without checking out Taormina

Bright colors, clean waters, fresh, delicious food and late night entertainment — I don’t know about you, but this is my personal idea of paradise. …

Italy

The Best Itinerary for Italy

Art buffs, architecture lovers, and pizza fans all have good reasons to spend a week in Italy, a country that has lots to see, admire, and eat. …

Italy on a budget: live la dolce vita at affordable restaurants, hotels and spas

Italy is a nation that loves a bargain, so follow the locals’ example and explore great-value food options, low-cost hotels and cheap – or free – beaches and spas<p>Italians really know how to stretch their euros on holiday. They may have a reputation for living the <i>dolce vita</i>, but they really, <i>really</i> …

Italy

You can bathe in wild hot springs hidden in Tuscany’s countryside

Cascate del Mulino in Saturnia is one of the most beautiful hot springs in Tuscany.<p>The rocks have been carved by the waterfall into small pools which are perfect for bathing in, with thermal waters reaching temperatures of around 37C.<p>The Italian region is also home to the Fosso Bianco free natural …

Italy

What to Buy in Italy, Away from the Tourist Traps

Whether you're in Rome, Bologna or Florence, there are plenty of ways to indulge.<p>You’ve had an amazing time in Italy, and now you’re looking for souvenirs to match. In the days of the original Grand Tour, a trip to the <i>Bel Paese</i> meant returning with custom-painted artwork, or perhaps a priceless …

Italy

The Ultimate Guide to the Regions of Italy

Italy is a place that’s as diverse as it is beautiful, and its inhabitants are not only passionate about their own region, but also the country as a …

10 Gorgeous Churches in Tuscany

Piazza dei Miracoli (Pisa)<p>You already know about the Leaning Tower of Pisa, but that's not the only architectural wonder in the Piazza dei Miracoli …

Italy

Day Trip to Pisa and Cinque Terre from Florence

What to see and photograph in Pisa and Cinque Terre<p>It’s possible to take a day trip to Pisa and Cinque Terre from Florence. On this trip I visited …

Italy

Guide to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence

The Uffizi Gallery, or Galleria degli Uffizi, of Florence, is among the most visited museums in Italy, second only to the Vatican Museums of Rome, …

Art

When in Rome: Top 5 Phrases to Know in Italy

Straight from our guide Valeria in Morbegno, Italy—the top 5 phrases to know when you’re pedaling the rolling landscapes of the country she calls …

Forget Amalfi: This is Italy’s best-kept secret

Tell people you’re travelling to Puglia (pronounced pool-ia) and you’re likely to be met with a quizzical stare. Italy’s sun-drenched heel has …

What To Do In The 5 Amazing Towns Of Cinque Terre Italy

Why on earth should I visit Cinque Terre?<br>Italy is one of the world’s most beautiful places to visit. Cinque Terre has stood out as one of the finest …

Where to Travel in Italy: The Ultimate City Guide | Don't Forget To Move

Italy, a word synonymous with rich pasta sauces, cheesy pizzas, decorated artists, ancient civilization and of course, delicious gelato! It’s no …

Italy

Italy's Riviera: Cinque Terre

How to Order a Coffee in Italy Without Sounding Like an Idiot

So, you want to go to Italy? Great choice! The food, the wine, the history and of course, the coffee. Italians are particular about their coffee, and …

Coffee

10 Best Vacation Spots in Italy

When traveling to a country like Italy, you are likely interested in more than just the inside of a hotel room. While Italian accommodations can be …

Italy

5 Umbria Hill Towns

Although people often associate hill towns with Tuscany, the neighboring region of Umbria has its fair share of picturesque medieval towns perched on …

Italy

Anghiari Guide

<b>Anghiari</b> is one of Tuscany’s most evocative <b>medieval hill towns</b> yet it’s off the usual tourist itinerary. The small town center within the walls can …

Where to Go in Italy in 2018

Choosing where to go in Italy can be difficult as there are so many fantastic things to see and do. These are my recommendations for great places to …

Italy

What to Do If a Rattlesnake Bites You

Most people who live in Arizona never see a snake for their entire lives, except maybe at the Phoenix Zoo or Wildlife World Zoo. If you are …

Zoology

Sail Around the Amalfi Coast in this Airbnb Sailboat

Looking for an Italian adventure this summer? Airbnb has you covered with this sailboat home-share. Located in the port of Castellammare di Stabia, …

Amalfi Coast

The Best Ways to Cook Every Cut of Venison

One of the most frequent questions hunters ask me is how to cook a certain cut of meat. The answer to that question depends not only on the cut, but …

BBQ

The Best Gelato Places to Hit Up in Italy

When in Rome...<p>April 15, 2018<p>Italy is not only known for its stunning scenery, historical landmarks, and beautiful beaches, but its millions of …

Italy

8 Most Charming Towns in Tuscany

Sure, Florence has world-famous art museums housing Renaissance masterpieces, medieval churches, incredible shopping, and plenty of amazing …

Italy

Transportation in Siena and in Tuscany

<b>This page provides information about how to reach the city of Siena from Pisa and Florence airports.</b><p>ARRIVING BY PLANE<p>If you arrive to Florence by …

Italy