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In Italy, about midway between Florence and Rome, there are a series of Medieval hill cities and towns. The region of great historical importance doesn’t receive as much attention. Travel sites and guidebooks tend to focus on areas in southern Italy, or even Tuscany, (such as Florence, Siena, or the town of San Gimignano). It …

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Palermo, Sicily may not be the first place that you think of when you’re planning an island getaway. But if you are looking for a place where you can enjoy crystal blue water and white sandy beaches, comb through historic sites and indulge in world-class cuisine, then Palermo just may be the place for you.  …

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This traditional Moroccan food tour took us deep inside the center of the old city Marrakech and allowed us to explore the real flavors of Morocco. The setting was as compelling and mysterious as the food and I wonder how many people who haven’t been led specifically behind the doors that we explored, leave Marrakech …

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We visited Thailand’s topical island paradise recently and found that the sleepy destination had attracted quite a few more visitors since our last stay five years ago. Roadside businesses selling typical touristy trinkets, street food vendors, and restaurants lined sections of the road where on the previous visit there were none. The fact that long …

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A visit to Cappadocia Turkey is like nothing you have experienced anywhere else in the world. Here you will find a lunar-like landscape covered in fairy chimneys, underground cities, food cooked in wood-fired ovens, and amazing Turkish hospitality. We’ve listed our picks of the top things to do in Cappadocia Turkey that may very well inspire you …

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When you have limited time each year for a vacation, it can be difficult to choose where to go. But if you love the beach, crave exotic food, or want to get off the beaten track and experience some up-close and intimate animal encounters, Thailand is your solution. You can do it all and spend less …

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Why would we list the worst gifts for travelers? We’ve seen way too many posts about the “Best Gifts for Travelers” or “Top 10 Presents for Travelers” – so, we decided on something a little different. Please, please don’t buy us (or anyone you love) anything on the following list. Enjoy reading. Our Worst Gifts for …

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If you’ve traveled anywhere where you don’t speak the local language, you’re aware of the challenges you can face: trouble negotiating taxis and transportation, not understanding directions, ordering the wrong food. It’s always helpful to have a few phrases in the local language. But, what if you want to go beyond “hello”, “thank you”, and …

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