Kristen Wittmuss

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The 10 Most Romantic Small Towns in Italy

When it comes to setting the mood, Italy has so much more to offer than serenades along the canals of Venice. In fact, some of its most dreamy holiday destinations are little-known towns and villages, from low-key Sicilian seaside escapes to medieval hamlets in the Umbrian countryside. This roundup …


Where to go on holiday in 2016

Every new year brings a host of reasons to choose a destination. We pick new flights, new openings, anniversaries and special events for 2016’s hotlist<p><b>Australia’s reefs</b><p><b>To the Barrier … and beyond</b><br>With Sir David Attenborough espousing its delights in his latest BBC documentary series, the Great …


RANKED: The 10 best movies of 2015

I was there for all of it and have to admit that there was more good than bad.<p>With so much interesting filmmaking, it was tough to come up with just 10 favorites of the year, but here they are — along with a few others that deserve recognition.

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10 global destinations that are on the rise, according to TripAdvisor

There's a certain appeal to visiting a city before it's a global destination that's constantly packed with tourists.<p>TripAdvisor recently released the winners of its Travelers' Choice Awards in several different categories, including the global destinations that are on the rise.<p>To create the list, …

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The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

European Travel

National Geographic Travel

How To: The Coffee Press

A step-by-step video<p>Starbucks® partner Chad Moore explains why the coffee press is his favorite brewing method, and shows you how to make a great cup.<p>…

The Most Photogenic National Parks

America's best idea--our national parks--are probably best known for the outdoor activities they afford us. From hiking to fly fishing and everything in between, these well-maintained and preserved public lands open up a whole world of outdoor activities.<p>The active resources are easy enough to …


Plan the Perfect Maine Coastal Road Trip, the Easy Way

Traveling US Route 1 along the coast of Maine may well be the most interesting and scenic road trip in America. Maine enjoys an abundance of natural attractions including an estimated 5,000 miles of coastline (more than California!), Acadia National Park (2nd most visited park in USA), 65 …

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18 Signs You've Spent Too Much Time In Texas

Texas is a stellar state, to be sure. And with some of America's top cities to visit and the best cities to move to, you could really never spend <i>too</i> much time there.<p>However, there are a few telltale signs that you've spent more time in Texas than most people. Most symptoms involve new vocabulary …


The 15 Most Gorgeous Train Rides in the World

In a relaxation showdown amongst trains, planes, and automobiles, trains win as the most laid-back style of travel, allowing you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the view. Luckily, some of the world's most beautiful destinations are also home to the most scenic train rides--journeys ranging from a few …


8 Cheaper Alternatives to Popular European Destinations

<i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/alcuin lai</i><p>Rome, Munich, the French Riviera -- all European bucket list spots renowned for their history, their culture, and their affinity for chain smoking and tiny cars. But you know else they're known for? Overpriced everything. And hoards of visitors …

European Travel

5 Romantic Getaways To Get You Through Winter

<b>Alyssa Bird for Architectural Digest.</b><p>With more than three weeks left of dreadful winter, we're calling out some of the most romantic places to warm up with your significant other.<p>Just 90 minutes from Los Angeles is Santa Barbara's Bacara Resort & Spa, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean from a …


Top 10 alternative city breaks in Europe

For great-value city breaks, look past the capitals and big names; some of Europe’s liveliest cultural scenes are in its smaller cities<p>Ghent, Belgium<p><b>Why go?</b><br>While Bruges can sometimes feel a little like a tourist toy-town, Ghent keeps it real. The city still offers picturesque Flemish architecture …

European Travel

Making the most of your Australian Working Holiday Visa

Fancy plenty of time to swim in the Australian surf, cuddle koalas, and gobble juicy barbequed prawns at night? By travelling to Australia on a 'working holiday' visa you can earn more dollars to fund travelling for longer and enjoy more of these iconic experiences. Our tips will help you avoid the …


10 Ways to Save Tons of Cash When You Travel in 2015

<i>By: Matthew Kepnes</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>OK, so 2015 is here. Maybe you made resolutions -- eat more bacon, quit smoking, whatever -- but traveling more is one you can definitely keep. Most people don't because they think they're too busy, or it's too expensive. Well, what if I told you saving money …

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5 Affordable Amsterdam Hotels

(Photo Credit: The Radisson Blu Hotel Amsterdam)<p>The vibrant Dutch city is one of the most kid-friendly capitals in Europe. Amsterdam, best known for its shady Red Light district, party atmosphere and cultural gems, is also a haven for families with a surprising amount to do with kids. There are …

European Travel

Mexico's No. 1 Baja Beach Resort: The Villa del Palmar, South of Loreto

If you're at your wits end, desperate to find a last-minute gift for your parents, your daughter or your club's long-serving president, treat him, her or them to a vacation at the Villa del Palmar resort, in Mexico, south of Loreto on the west coast of the Sea of Cortes.<p>Buy a card, sign it "for …


You Should Visit Norway, If Only To Drive These Spectacular Roads

With beautiful ancient fortresses, stunning natural wonders and some of the happiest people around, Norway (aka the greatest place on Earth) is totally at the top of our must-see list this season. And while we can't wait to climb to Kjeragbolten and stay in a sleepy fishing town, the one thing …

Are Those TripAdvisor Reviews Reliable?

These are my tips that I rely on when reading reviews.<p>1. <b>How many reviews has the reviewer contributed</b>?<p>Reviews written by someone with a limited or minimal number of postings are suspect whether they are positive or negative. If the review is glowing and the the commenter has a limited number of …


Travelzoo Picks Best Travel Deal Destinations for 2015

Travelzoo Deal Experts have combed the world over looking for destinations where U.S. travelers will get the biggest bang for their buck in 2015. We present the <b>Wow Deal Destinations for 2015</b>: Brazil, Puerto Rico, Texas Hill Country, Cruising Asia and Dubai -- based on travel trends, national events …

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The 10 Best Cities To Visit This Year

Lonely Planet has revealed its top towns to visit in 2015. Some of them might surprise you<p>Lonely Planet has revealed its top towns to visit in 2015. Some of them might surprise you… <i>Via</i>

10 Best National Parks For Fall Trips

Come autumn, many of America's National Parks are at their most visually stunning. It's not only the fall foliage that amplifies their beauty, but also the waning light casting the landscape in an almost magical iridescence. And after the heat of summer, the crisp air offers a welcome reprieve. …

National Parks

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …


How To Create A Modern, Vintage Bedroom

Mixing modern and vintage is an eclectic, funky style that has the ability to represent a lot of personal tastes. We love it and today, we’re showing …

Home Decorating

Self Freezing Coca-Cola (The trick that works on any soda!)

35 Beaches You Should Visit In Your Lifetime

We've scoured world to find the best beaches you should put on your bucket list.<p>There's something for everyone: we found beaches where you can swim with penguins, relax under ancient Mayan ruins, bask on volcanic black sand, and more.


What To Wear To A Garden Wedding

Reflect your surroundings with botanical prints and muted tones.<p>Reflect your surroundings with botanical prints and muted tones. Here, outfit ideas to inspire your next afternoon party in the garden.

13 Cocktail Dresses That Are Ideal for a Semi-Formal Spring Wedding

The kind you'll want to wear long after the reception's over.<p>Wedding dress codes can be a headache to adhere to—unless it's beach casual—but at least the cocktail wedding falls into that golden realm of style and price where you're not guzzling money and also not teetering around in a silky maxi …

12 Perfect Wedding Gifts for When You're Going Off-Registry

That won't be gathering dust on the top shelf.<p>When you're too late to the registry and you're stuck sweating over a select few out-of-price-range options, sometimes your only option is to go rogue and hunt for the right wedding gift yourself. This upcoming season, think outside the average …

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