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How to make sure you're buying authentic Italian gelato

In Italy, particularly in Florence, gelato is as vital a part of the culture as treasures like the Uffizi or Michelangelo’s David. Strolling through …

Italy

Make the Most of Your Trip to Dublin

Visiting Dublin? It's a great city, and you'll want to make the best of it. Dublin is compact and safe enough to set out on your own. But on your own …

Ireland

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Eating in Italy

Don't bother asking for spaghetti and meatballs<p>June 17, 2018<p>Eating in Italy is more than just a necessity or even a casual social activity. Eating in …

Italy

Which planes are the most comfortable?

People often ask me how they get more room when they fly, and my general rule is this: since they largely have wider seats, Airbus planes almost always give you more space than Boeing planes.<p>That rule will hold at least nine flights out of ten, but the details of the 10% can get a bit more …

Aviation

Costco Might Be the Best Place to Buy Wagyu Beef

Bulk-buying superstore Costco has made a name for itself by flipping the quality over quantity mantra on its head. It’s the kind of place where you …

Die Hard

Why You'll Want to Change Your Socks After Airport Security

There’s only one thing that Mack, an emergency-room doctor in a major US city, always makes sure he brings with him to the airport, in addition to …

Microbiology

Guinness Brownies with Irish Whiskey Frosting

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Prepare the Brownies: Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9- x 13-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, allowing ends of foil to extend 2 …

Dessert

Incredible Photographs Of Venetian Island Of Burano By Tania De Pascalis

Here are some stunning photographs of Venetian Island Of Burano captured by Milan based photographer and videographer Tania De Pascalis. Known as one …

Italy

The Artifact Epicenter: A Road Trip through the Boyne Valley of Ireland Ancient’s East | Ancient East Ireland

There is no shortage of historical landmarks, mythical artifacts and legendary stories throughout Ireland's Ancient East, but if you want to travel to the true epicenter of it all, head 20 minutes west of Dublin to the Boyne Valley.<p>"Travelling through the Boyne Valley is like a trip through the …

Ireland

Why You Need To Travel To Umbria To Taste Its Amazing Cuisine

Umbria, which shares a border with the well-known regions of Tuscany and Lazio, is sometimes described as “undiscovered,” which for such a beautiful and conveniently located part of Italy should also mean “get there right away.” In addition to the phenomenal art (Giotto, Raphael, Perugino) and …

Italy

The Best Souvenirs to Bring Home From Ireland

What are the best Irish souvenirs, and what is really worth bringing home from an Irish vacation? Well, obviously not the mother of all hangovers, …

Ireland

An Easy Guide To Visiting Italy's (Gorgeous) Cinque Terre...

Not even hoards of tourists can ruin these photos…<p>The Cinque Terre, nestled high above the Italian Riviera coastline, is one of the most photogenic …

Italy

Kilmainham Gaol: A Place to Abandon Hope

Kilmainham Gaol. Why should a place of suffering, despair, and ultimately death be on the list of the best sights of Dublin? The answer is "1916". …

Judiciary

Let's take a moment to appreciate these bizarre ancient Irish fertility carvings

Viva La Vulva.

Ireland

Alcohol and the Law in Ireland

When a destination is famous for its pubs, its only natural to wonder about the drinking laws in Ireland. Learning the rules and regulations …

The one pasta dish you have to try in each of Italy's regions

We don't know about you, but we can't imagine anything better than travelling Italy from top to toe, sampling the culinary delights of each of the …

Visiting the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy

One of Florence's top attractions and most photographed landmarks, the Ponte Vecchio, or <i>Old Bridge</i>, is Florence's most famous bridge. The Ponte …

The 9 desserts you need to try in Italy that aren’t gelato

You don’t mess with desserts in Italy. Many of them are connected with religious festivities such as Easter, Carnival, or saints’ days, which means …

Here’s How Italians Feel About Starbucks Opening in Milan

Spoiler alert: not good.<p>Hell hath frozen over: Starbucks is officially opening its first location in Italy. A 25,000-square foot Roastery will be debuting in Milan this September, as reported by Eater, much to the displeasure of locals. Because let's face it, Italy—the home of espresso—isn't going …

In Spain, Many Travelers Fall Victim to These Common Schemes

Three days into a recent road trip along the Costa Brava region of northeastern Spain, my boyfriend and I stopped in the seaside town of Sant Feliu …

Trump's resort has 'declared war on Scotland' by banning the country's favorite drink and making customers furious

AP<p><b>The Scottish golf resort Trump Turnberry has banned Irn-Bru, the country's most popular soft drink, over fears it could stain the property's</b> …

Scots pub creates gin sorbet cocktail with legendary Scots ice-cream brand just in time for Summer

One historic Scottish pub is giving customers a decidedly chilly welcome.<p>Gin culture has taken off UK-wide and shows no sign of slowing down for …

First time Dublin: discover the best of Ireland's Fair City

It’s easy to know what to expect on a first visit to Dublin, right? Cram in as many pubs as you can and somehow find your way back to the airport, tired and dazed but knowing you just had the best craic of your life...if you could only remember it all.<p>While that sounds like a great weekend, you’d …

11 Stunning Things To Do In Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre is an area of Italy that’s just so beautiful to see. It’s one of those spots that seems so typically Italian and feels like a proper …

You’ve seen Venice’s gondolas. But have you seen its doors?

Iconic photos of Venice tend to follow a formula: almost all feature a couple sitting in a gondola gliding down the city’s narrow canals. But in reality, nearly every street corner in Venice presents a scene worth capturing.<p>During a visit last month, I became obsessed with doors. They came in all …

Venice braces itself for May Day 'invasion'

These turnstiles are a knee-jerk reaction to a crisis and not a solution or long-term answer Alberto Nardi, shopkeeper, Piazza San Marco<p>I am standing on Venice’s Ponte della Paglia, opposite the famous Bridge of Sighs on a Sunday morning … or at least trying to: a tsunami of tourists is flooding …

Italy

How to Visit Venice on a Budget

Venice is must-see destination for anyone visiting Italy. If Venice is on your itinerary, you will need a travel guide in order to visit this …

Paying for Things in Ireland: Cash or Plastic?

Unless you are on an all-inclusive cruise you will, more than likely, need to pay for at least some goods and services in Ireland. Straightforward, …

Northern Ireland

Know before you go: Your guide to the wines of central Italy

Friend of Trek Travel and sommelier extraordinaire, James Juedes, guides us through the tradition and history of the famous wine regions of central …

Venice to separate tourists and locals over busy May Day weekend

<b>(CNN) —</b> Venice has come up with a new plan to cope with the huge numbers of visitors that continue to strain its infrastructure: segregating locals and tourists.<p>Ahead of one of the biggest holiday weekends of the year, this popular city in Italy is implementing new measures that will restrict the …