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Secrets of the Alhambra

On a foothill of the Sierra Nevada, in southern Spain, a mighty, 700-year-old citadel towers over the city of Granada.<p>Separate from the city of …

Great getaway: Channel your inner Jimmy Buffett at these secluded Florida beaches

If you’re looking for a getaway to channel your inner Jimmy Buffet, or vacation like Carrie Underwood or stroll along the white sandy beaches like …

The Mercado Central

With hundreds of stalls selling fruits, veggies and meat, Valencia’s Mercado Central is among the largest fresh food markets in Europe. And although …

The City of Arts and Sciences

An array of futuristic buildings occupying the eastern end of the Turia Riverbed Park, the City of Arts and Sciences is easily Valencia’s most …

World Trade Center

Dramatic Black and White Photos of Lysefjord in Norway

Norway’s fjords are one spectacular masterpiece of nature after the next. Despite the mist and rain, Lysefjord stood out as my favourite of the …

What to See and do in Lisbon

Lisbon’s highest viewpoint<p>Lisbon, Portugal is a city of seven hills, fabulous street art, trundling trams, melancholy Fado music, and Pastéis de …

Planning your perfect trip to the Amalfi Coast

South from chaotic and fascinating Naples, the vertiginous and craggy Amalfi Coast – and the three island outposts of Capri, Ischia and Procida – have been a magnet for visitors since Roman times.<p>Hemmed in by high mountains, the coastal towns of the Campania region are physically unspoilt, and they …

Taormina Is Perfection In Sicilian Form

Hello, perfection.<p>As far as balanced destinations go, Taormina is, well, the most perfectly balanced. This hilltop Sicilian town is a mesmerizing juxtaposition of medieval towers, luxury shopping alleys, a walkable island, crystal-blue beaches and its grand highlight: an ancient, ruinous theater …

5 Secrets to a Happy Retirement

Sure, a fat nest egg and good health help. But there are less obvious ways to make sure your post-work life is a happy one.<p>Retirement ought to be a …

Top Cruise Trends to Look for in 2015

The good news: Cruising just keeps getting better, with cooler entertainment and impressive food. Here’s what to look forward to in the new year.<p>While we don’t have a crystal ball, many of the biggest changes in the cruise world happen very, very slowly – the lines have to put in orders with …

Ask a Local: What Should I Do/See/Eat In Barcelona, Spain? | The Ramble

As you probably know, a couple months ago, I published my 100 Locals guide to Barcelona.<p>Today, I thought I’d share an excerpt one of the interviews …

The best iPad apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and a new lineup of tablets from Apple, iPad users got some pretty big updates in 2014.<p>Of course, major hardware and software updates …

Corfu Island—Greece Off the Beaten Path

Share: FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinGoogle+emailStumbleUponTumblrRedditDigg<p><i>By Norman Hill Photos By Maralyn D. Hill</i><p>Corfu lies off the extreme …

23 Beautiful Photos of Florence, Your Favorite City in the World

Given Florence's rich history, beautiful architecture, and delicious street food, there's no denying the city is breathtaking—which is why our readers picked it the top city in the world last year.<p>Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore<p>Great Synagogue of Florence<p>Grand Hotel Villa Cora<p>The Duomo's Dome …

Why I Fell in Love With Florence

Often when traveling, I've heard that the most unexpected, unplanned moments turn out to be the best ones.<p>That's exactly what happened when I decided on a whim to take the train from Pisa into Florence for four days. What happened next was my heart was laid out on a silver platter for what came to …

Italy

What NOT to do in Paris

1. Don’t… see the Mona Lisa.<p>More than 25,000 people visit the Louvre every day, and it seems like the majority of them head straight for this …

Six Shore Excursions From Livorno, Florence, Pisa & More

Draped in vineyards, Tuscany’s cypress-studded landscapes stand ready to welcome cruise passengers calling on Livorno. © 2014 Avid Travel Media …