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Medieval Hill Towns in Italy

Discovering the Medieval Hill Towns of Central Italy

[toc] In Italy, about midway between Florence and Rome, lies the province of Viterbo. The region doesn’t receive a great deal of attention from travel sites and guidebooks, but it is dotted with small cities and towns with history that extends back well before Roman times. Many of these towns were built on top of high rocky […]
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Things to do in Palermo, Sicily

Things to do in and Around Palermo Sicily

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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Marrakech Food Tour

Marrakech Food Tour – A Taste of the Red City

This Marrakesh food tour took us deep inside the center of the old city 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 Marrakesh without really […]
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Our Favorite Thai Islands

The islands of Thailand have got to be some of our favorite places in the world. Sure, Thailand has so much: the frenetic chaos of Bangkok, and serenity of the northern hill regions, and of course, the incredible food. But the islands (or Koh’s, in Thai) are special. There are options for every type of traveler, […]
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Koh Chang Thailand

Koh Chang, Thailand – Things to Do and Where to Stay

Here’s our best advice about visiting Koh Chang, starting with the most important: put Koh Chang on your short list of places to visit before it becomes too popular and overcrowded. 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 […]
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on February 1, 2016
Ha Long Bay Junk Boat

Halong Bay Vietnam Luxury Junk Boat Cruise

Exploring Halong Bay (or Ha Long Bay, depending on who’s spelling it) by junk boat is an experience that shouldn’t be missed during a visit to Vietnam. How often do you get the chance to float around in an UNESCO world heritage site sipping a glass wine? For me, this was a first. Cruising along […]
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on December 21, 2015
Cappadocia Turkey

Top Things To Do In Cappadocia Turkey

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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on December 14, 2015
Thailand Vacations

Thailand This Winter: Get Three Vacations in One

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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on December 4, 2015
WorstGiftsForTravelers

Worst Gifts for Travelers – Please Don’t Buy Us These

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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Language Learning on a Budget

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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