Kathy Garvin

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Rome: Back-Street Riches

The Personalized Touch Your Dinner Table Needs

Entertain with napkins embroidered with your initials—you're the host after all!<p>A monogrammed napkin coordinates with an Hermès scarf cleverly used as a table topper.<p>Based in New Orleans, Jane Scott Hodges' luxe linen line Leontine takes bedroom, tabletop, and bathroom essentials to an entirely new …

New Orleans

Australia travel: 10 inspiring articles to plan a holiday half-way round the world

This weekend London’s <b>Royal Academy</b> launches Australia, a new exhibition that focuses on two centuries of artistic endeavour in this dazzling country. …

Australia

Best Beaches in Australia - Travel Pinspiration

This weeks Travel Pinspiration is <b>best beaches in Australia.</b><p>Travel Pinspiration is when we share amazing photos that we PIN to our Pinterest boards to …

What to Do in Melbourne - Highlights of Melbourne, Australia

Looking for tips on <b>what to do in Melbourne?</b><p>As part of our <i>city guides</i> series, we interviewed Steve Davidson who has lived in Melbourne for almost 12 …

Tasmania's Saffire Freycinet resort: dedicated to ecotourism

<b>Guest blogger Sarah Boisvert profiles a luxury eco resort in Tasmania, Australia</b><p>When rain and fog took their toll on my psyche during my Cambridge …

Using American Credit Cards in Europe? Get Ready for a Little Rejection

Traveling around Europe with an American credit card can be difficult for travelers who can't handle rejection.<p>Here's a typical situation: You're ready to buy your RER ticket to get in from Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. You line up behind your fellow travelers at the boxy ticket machines and …

Australia – Hiking In The Blue Mountains

This post made possible by cheapflights<p>Almost every visitor to Australia will either arrive, or depart in <b>Sydney</b>. The country’s largest city, and one …

Sucking Up to Georgian Dumplings

10 Must-Do’s in Yangon, Myanmar

At long last, the floodgates of Myanmar, a country of 55 million, are open to the outside world. Most visitors flock to Yangon (formerly Rangoon), …

How to Shop Like a Pro In Paris

Ah, Paris - the city of lights, love and of course fashion. But where to shop to find the ultimate Parisian look? There are the obvious stores -- Christian Dior, Goyard or Chanel -- but where do Parisian women, the chicest ladies on the planet actually go? And how do you shop without blasting …

One Week in Prague and Budapest

Before summer slinked its sunshine and idleness into oblivion, we decided spontaneously, mid-month in August, to do a one week trip to Budapest and Prague. Why these two cities in Europe? Well we had only a week available, and I wanted to see Eastern Europe since I had read so much about its being …

America's Most Beautiful Covered Bridges

A covered bridge played a supporting role in one of Hollywood's most intense and fleeting love stories: <i>The Bridges of Madison County</i>, which still inspires visitors to seek out Iowa's Roseman Covered Bridge. (It ranks higher on TripAdvisor than John Wayne's nearby birthplace.)<p>Embodying a simpler …

The Other MacDonalds

I never tasted crushed popcorn dust atop sweet and salty corn soup or whisky foam or caramelized grapefruit—until I came to Skye.<p>Arriving in Scotland, I expected haggis and herring, potatoes and porridge—but when I licked my first spoon of morning porridge at Kinloch Lodge, I was hit with the most …

Are Filters the Answer?

<b>Reader Question:</b> Are lens filters still necessary for digital photography? Are there filters that National Geographic photographers use to make their pictures look better?<p><b>My Answer:</b> Most National Geographic photographers don’t use filters to define the look of their pictures. In fact, it used to be …

How to House-Sit Your Way Around the World

Photo Courtesy of Bart Speelman/Flickr. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.<p>You've heard about pet-sitting, but what about house-sitting to save money while traveling? Dalene and Peter Heck are one Canadian couple who did just that: four years ago, they sold everything for the sake of …

Travel photography tip: Intro to landscape photography

One of the ultimate goals of anyone traveling with a camera is to produce images that instill a “sense of place.” It can be portraits, street …