Ken O'Brien

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24 Stunning Medieval Mountaintop Villages in Italy

A world above the chic cities and magnificent beaches, the magic of Italy is found more in its mountaintops than its monuments.<p>If you think you’ve …

San Gimignano Travel Guide

<b>Why Visit San Gimignano:</b><p>San Gimignano, known as the <i>City of Beautiful Towers</i>, is a classic medieval walled hill town in Tuscany. Its 14 surviving …

Italy

Best Italian Lakes to Visit on Your Vacation

Italy has beautiful, romantic lakes that make good vacation destinations. Use this guide to Italian lakes to choose your favorite lake, or <i>lago</i>, in …

Italy

The 20 Best Things to Do in Key West, Florida

Two hundred years ago, Key West began as a far-flung island off an uninhabitable swampy peninsula populated by people running from the rest of the …

Amazing cave restaurants to put on your holiday bucket list - Telegraph

Exploring Europe's Summer Food Festivals

Europe is just as much a place to explore with all of your senses, but sometimes most importantly, it's all about taste. From Bordeaux to Budapest and beyond, Europe is full of cities that possess delicious international cuisines. Every summer, Europe hosts some of the most incredible food …

The 25 best restaurants on the planet

Organized by Restaurant magazine and co-sponsored by S. Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, the World's 50 Best list is based on the votes of more than 900 international journalists and restaurant industry leaders.<p>We rounded up the top 25 honorees, but you can view the full list here (or click here for a …

France

Italian Travel: Luxury Lodging and Neo-Traditional Dining in Naples

I knew we'd chosen the right hotel in Naples when we checked in at <b>The Excelsior</b> late on a May evening and made our way to the seventh-floor terrace for a drink. The negronis and snacks (peppery Neapolitan taralli enriched with lard and studded with almonds) were delicious, but even better was the …

Where to Eat in Paris Now: 7 Must-Try Restaurants

As far as I’m concerned, the prettiest sights in Paris are found on a plate. Or in a bowl. And occasionally, a coffee cup.<p>The map of the city I keep in my head isn’t of monuments and museums—it’s of bistros and brasseries. You want a view of the Eiffel Tower? I say go to Monsieur Bleu. Spending the …

France

World’s Most Unique Dining Experiences

From glacier-top feasts to dinner in a date grove, culinary experiences don’t need to be confined to traditional restaurant settings, especially when …

The world’s most incredible underwater restaurants

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The 25 best cities for foodies around the world

One of the best parts about traveling is getting to indulge in regional delicacies from around the world.<p>We combed through a recent Quora thread on the best cities for foodies and pulled out the top food cities where you'll find everything from high-end Michelin-starred restaurants to scrumptious …

Pico de Gallo

The 10 best new restaurants in America, according to Bon Appétit magazine

Bon Appétit magazine has published its annual "Hot 10 list of America's Best New Restaurants," with recently opened eateries in California claiming four spots on the list.<p>Editors Andrew Knowlton and Julia Kramer curated the initial list of 50 nominees after traveling around the country in search of …

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50 incredible bars you should drink at in your lifetime

From the world's oldest bar to one housed inside of a massive tree in South Africa, we've found 50 unforgettable bars worth traveling the globe for.<p>Here's your boozy bucket list.

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Mela, one of the best Indian Restaurants in London

<b>When the Mela restaurant invited me to dine at their restaurant on Shaftesbury Avenue I was delighted. From the outside it certainly doesn’t look</b> …

Is This the Most Romantic Restaurant in the World?

Grotta Palazzese has drawn praise for its atmosphere and beauty, but some visitors say the food was overpriced and lacked flavor. Traveler readers suggest where spend Valentine's Day instead.<p>Objectively speaking, the Grotta Palazzese in Puglia, Italy, is sweeping with romance: Tucked inside a …

10 food capitals around the world every foodie should visit

Eating has now become a reason to travel. It’s not just for the sights, it’s for the food.Travelers love to eat after all. When it comes to exquisite cuisine, globe-trotting pays off. You just have to know where to look to find the best food and markets.<p>What makes these cities the food capitals of …

Top 20 Free Things to Do in Paris

With travel prices escalating regularly, it's good to know that some of the best things in Paris actually <i>are</i> free. Inquisitive visitors willing to …

This Is the Best Neighborhood in Rome to Get Lost

On your next visit to the Eternal City, make time to visit Trastevere for pasta, gelato and unmatched Roman charm.<p>A tour guide mentioned the …

The 10 best beaches on the planet, according to the world's leading bloggers and travel experts

Calling the list "a diverse collection of off-the-beaten-path slices of paradise from every hidden corner of our planet," the ranking is made up of places that ranked highly on three scores (out of 10) — Sheer Untouched Beauty, Remoteness, and Sand and Water Quality.<p>Average Days of Sunshine and …

US Virgin Islands

These secret Netflix codes uncover a list of 'hidden' films and TV shows — and it's easy to use them

To access the extra content, all you need to do is add the code for the desired genre or sub genre to the end of the usual Netflix URL.<p>For example, to access the list for "action & adventure," you would add the code 1365, making your URL become: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/1365.<p>Niche sub …

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This Is Where Travel Insiders Get Their Last-Minute Airfare Deals

The vacation-planning process is seriously so much fun, including choosing your destination, accommodations, and sightseeing—the options are endless, …

Italy’s romantic Sorrento and the Isle of Capri

Serene Sorrento, wedged on a ledge under the mountains and over the sea, is a great springboard for sightseeing along Italy’s Amalfi Coast. Just an …

The 10 Best Dividend Growth Stocks Near Their 52-Week Lows

Several high-quality dividend growth stocks have under-performed the S&P 500 so far this year.<p>The following 10 stocks are trading within 10% of their …

Top Destinations in Italy Where Italians Go

You’re at a restaurant and want wine, but you’re not sure what to order. A Tuscan Chianti or Piedmontese Barolo is always a solid choice. Or, you’re …

Italy

10 Best Hotels in Key West

1 of 10<p>Pier House Resort & Spa<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>The Gates Hotel<p>3 of 10<p>Southernmost Beach Resort<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 10<p>Ocean Key Resort & …

10 best last-minute travel websites

Holiday Pirates<p>This travel deals site manually searches for the best holiday offers daily, finding a range of big discounts and emailing them to …

France's 'Secret Venice' On the Mediterranean

By Barbara Diggs, InternationalLiving.com<p>Grand Canal, Sete, France<p>Of the handful of canal towns that fancy themselves the "Venice of France," the port town of Sète, in the Languedoc region on France's Mediterranean coast, comes closest to deserving that title. Its blue-green canals are stunning, …

A Really Long List Of Everything You Have To Do In The United Kingdom

Best vacation ever? We think yes.<p>Interest in travel to the U.K. has spiked in response to the results of last week's Brexit vote. When the U.K. voted to leave the European Union, the value of the British pound dropped significantly, hitting a 31-year low vs. the U.S. dollar.<p>While this is terrible …

Croatia travel advice: holidays for families with teenagers

<b>Brigid O’Malley writes</b><p>I would like some information on the best resort in Croatia for three teenagers and four adults. We would ideally like somewhere with a sandy beach and nightlife, but not too rowdy – a place where it’s possible to have a quiet night, too.<p><b>Jane Foster, Croatia expert, …

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