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Travels on the Run: Aix-en-Provence

From the foot of Cours Mirabeau — some call it France’s most beautiful avenue — in Aix-en-Provence I make my way past history and beauty intertwined. Richly decorated, Italianate-style <i>hôtels particuliers</i> (private mansions) hark back to the sun-kissed city’s 17th-century golden age, these days …

Anne’s Aix-en-Provence

<b>Anne Elder</b> “fell in love with France somewhere between <i>Madeline</i> and <i>Moulin Rouge</i>.” After studying abroad in Paris, the life-long Francophile migrated south and found a home in <b>Aix–en–Provence, France</b>. When she’s not helping students learn English as a teaching assistant, Anne spends her time keeping …

48 hours in Girona

Girona may play second-fiddle to its better known Catalan counterpart, Barcelona, but this walkable city makes a perfect weekend destination in its own right. Its narrow medieval streets hold historical treasures from every era, along with a lively selection of quirky bars and superb …

Swimming Pools

Rome’s most mysterious places

A city as multi-layered, ancient, and chaotically alive as Rome is bound to contain many mysterious corners.<p>Most curious of these lies on Aventino, one of Rome’s seven hills, home to a leafy and tranquil residential district with some of the city’s most desirable housing. Amid this lies Piazza dei …

Discovering the Seven Secrets of Rome

By onFebruary 14, 2013 in General<p>We understand that there will be something happening in <b>Rome</b> in the coming weeks? The focus will be on one of our …

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Organic & Vegetarian Restaurnts in Rome

Vegetarianism is more and more common nowadays. Whether it’s for personal beliefs, because of a diet you are following, or because you too believe …

Rome Travel Guide

Eating Out in Rome: Where the Locals Go

A guide to 27 Roman restaurants<p>Popular Galleries

Rome -- Eternally Entertaining

When they call Rome the "Eternal City," I always think "eternal" means I'll find visiting it fascinating and rewarding forever. At the risk of offending a billion people, I have to say the city's cuisine is head and shoulders above any cuisine I've experienced so far on this trip.<p>Food tours are …

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Why Riotous Istanbul Is Still The Coolest City In Europe

The protests began in Istanbul over a plan to demolish the last park in the city, but soon escalated into widespread protests around the country directed at the Turkish government.<p>In Istanbul, protesters have taken over Taksim Square, a major hub in the city, where they have continuously clashed …

European Travel

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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Posted by Marc Kassouf on Dec, 2012 in Culture, Picture Perfect, US & Canada<p>(c) GTH & Nathan DePetris<p>Shafts of light pierce the contemporary ceiling …

CityPASS puts San Francisco attractions within easy reach

Posted by Marc Kassouf on Jan, 2013 in Tools & Gear, US & Canada<p>CityPASS puts the best of San Francisco in your pocket. Photo courtesy CityPASS<p><b>What</b> …

Go Travel: My Favorite Things to do in San Francisco

Have you ever been to San Francisco? Come. You’ll like it here.<p>I’ve done a few Mighty Girl posts over the years on things to do in the city if you …

Insider Tips - San Francisco Travel tips

Are you looking for some San Francisco Travel Tips?<p>We always like to ask our community for tips, so we put the question to our Facebook fan page …

A Hidden Gelato Shop in Rome: Our Most Repinned Item of the Week

If you're like us, then talk of the new pope has been all abuzz in your office. "Where's he from? How old is he? Does he tweet?" With all eyes on Rome this week, it's no surprise that our most popular photo on Pinterest hails from Italy.<p>If you're like us, then talk of the new pope has been all …

Rome In A Day: The Best Walking Tour Of The Eternal City

Recently, all eyes have been on the city of Rome while the Papal Conclave convened to elect Pope Francis 1 the new leader of the Catholic Church. I would image there are many of you out there planning your summer holidays, perhaps with Rome now being on top of your list. Or perhaps your visit to …

When in Rome …

From the May 2012 issue of National Geographic Traveler<p>Imperial splendor, religion, and Renaissance art give Rome deep and enduring meaning to adults. The very same things can speak to children (<i>bambini</i> in Italian) who find hidden treasures throughout the city.<p><b>Going Down in Time</b><p>Escape underground …

24 Hours in Rome, Italy

Two days is hardly enough time to visit any Italian city let alone Rome, whose many treasures merit a lifetime of exploration. But for those on a …

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Hidden Rome: a guide to the city's best-kept secrets

Rome is one of the world’s most visited tourist destinations and its most popular attractions receive millions of visitors each year. Thankfully though, the city is so packed with world-class museums, churches and gardens that it’s easy to escape the crowds and find a little corner that’s all your …

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Steps of Rome Caffe to be reborn as Il Casaro - Inside Scoop SF

It’s been nearly a year since <b>Steps of Rome Caffe</b> closed, leaving the prime restaurant real estate in the middle of North Beach both dark and up for grabs. Plenty of folks wanted the location, but this week, the folks behind nearby Vicoletto finalized a deal to take it over.<p>Francesco Covucci and …

10 Must-See Global Architecture Symbols When Traveling to Rome

Carrying remains of a distant past, the streets of Rome are not as ostentatious as the ones in Vienna , nor as modern-chic as the ones in Paris. In a …

The Best Films Set in Rome - Italy Armchair Travel

01 of 07<p>Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck star in this Rome classic romance that has them traveling on a two-wheeler across the Eternal City and …

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Where to Go in Rome to Take the Best Photos

01 of 04<p>Saint Peter’s Basilica<p>Saint Peter’s Basilica is visible from all corners of Rome, but a couple spots are well-suited for capturing the …