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8 Rockin’ Hostels That Treat You Like Family On Christmas & New Years Eve

8 Rockin’ Hostels That Treat You Like Family On Christmas & New Years Eve

Make the most of your end-of-year holidays and spend Christmas and New Year’s Eve abroad. As well as the big city celebrations around the world, some hostels have also arranged parties on-site to create a friendly and festive atmosphere. Party where you’re sleeping and there will be no expensive taxis home or late night waits for the bus.

December 16, 2011 | By | Reply More
Favorite Honeymoon Beach Destinations in Europe

Favorite Honeymoon Beach Destinations in Europe

Many couples are looking forward to their honeymoon in a distant location. One of the best experiences for celebrating a honeymoon is by getting close to the sea. The beauty of the beach along with the serene location is the best place for the couples to be together and bond. Here are some great beach honeymoon destinations in Europe.

October 31, 2011 | By | Reply More
5 of the World’s Most Unusual Budget Hotels

5 of the World’s Most Unusual Budget Hotels

If you are tired of the run-of-the-mill hotel chains which make up a sizable chunk of the budget to mid-range hotel sector, there are a number of ways you can give your vacation the edge but still get a bargain by staying in an unusual cheap hotel.

October 24, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Exuberant Spring Festivals

Exuberant Spring Festivals

It feels like only yesterday when we were celebrating Christmas and yet Pottsitauny Phil has promised that Spring is already fast approaching. Now is the time to plan your escape to another part of the world this Spring.   Why not take this opportunity to plan a journey to one of the world’s best spring […]

February 10, 2011 | By | Reply More
Milan Shopping Musts

Milan Shopping Musts

Shopping in Italy is absolute heaven for all fashion lovers! When you think about Italy the first things that may come to mind are: Pizza, legendary football, delicious wine and of course fashion. Italy is the residence for legendary designers such as: Armani, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana and many more. If you are a fashion […]

January 17, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Get To Know Europe's Family Friendly Vacation Villages

Get To Know Europe's Family Friendly Vacation Villages

There’s a hidden treasure in Europe that everyone with kids needs to know about – family friendly holiday vacation villages built to entertain families in high style. Think grand resort comes to the countryside – and the prices are outstanding! For most of us the thought of visiting Europe with the kids in tow conjures […]

May 25, 2010 | By | Reply More
Our Favorite City Walking Tours

Our Favorite City Walking Tours

Our favorite walking cities can all be explored in a day, tracing history through varying ethnic neighborhoods, offering top notch museums, inviting parks, exciting cuisine and of course local artisan shops. Leave all the stress of public transportation and driving in busy cities behind, visit pedestrian friendly cities around the world and take off on […]

May 4, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Spend Thanksgiving In A Tuscan Castle At An Unbelievable Price

Spend Thanksgiving In A Tuscan Castle At An Unbelievable Price

We just came across this fabulous Tuscany Vacation Deal that will have you dreaming of sharing a bowl of perfectly prepared artisan pasta while gathered around a rustic farm table with your family – a smile on every face. Ahhhh the memories you will create!  Instead of fighting the highway congestion at Thanksgiving time this […]

April 8, 2010 | By | Reply More
Tuscany Trip Of A Lifetime – See Andrea Bocelli In Concert In His Hometown

Tuscany Trip Of A Lifetime – See Andrea Bocelli In Concert In His Hometown

Take a trip-of-a-lifetime to the majestic hill towns of Tuscany and see Andrea Bocelli in concert in his hometown of Lajatico. You’ve no doubt seen the concert video (shown on PBS during pledge season) of Andrea Bocelli singing for friends in the courtyard of an ancient Tuscan village and imagined yourself there.  Well your chance […]

April 5, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Driving In Italy – One Common Mistake Could Cost You A Bundle!

Driving In Italy – One Common Mistake Could Cost You A Bundle!

Beware The Speed Monitoring Traffic Machine! It seems the exuberant Italians have a new love, the inexpensive speed monitoring traffic machine!  After the introduction of this nifty traffic snapping photography machine a few years ago, Italian authorities have become true devotees of this technology –  snapping photos of unsuspecting motorists going a mile or two […]

January 11, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Romantic Rome For The Weekend $399!

Romantic Rome For The Weekend $399!

This sale from Alitalia really grabbed our attention!  Imagine spending a romantic weekend strolling the cobbled streets and lanes of Rome with your heart’s desire. Stop for a cappuccino here, pick up a chic leather handbag there, oh new butter soft leather gloves? – well of course!…, and then let’s meander into a gelaterie to […]

December 22, 2009 | By | Reply More
America's #1 Bike Tour Company Introduces Walking Tours

America's #1 Bike Tour Company Introduces Walking Tours

Long considered the premier bike touring company based in the USA, Vermont Bike Tours has recently announced the addition of top quality walking tours. VBT has been named one of the top three adventure tour companies on Earth for the past three years by the National Geographic Society, and has been offering quality tours for […]

September 28, 2009 | By | Reply More
Calling All Urban Cavemen – Explore This Luxury Cave Hotel in Southern Italy

Calling All Urban Cavemen – Explore This Luxury Cave Hotel in Southern Italy

Tucked away in southern Italy in the Basilicata Region (arch of the boot), lies the dramatic cave city of Sassi Matera where you can get in touch with your inner neanderthal by taking up residence in a deluxe cave hotel.  This community of cave dwellings (Sassi) has been inhabited since Paleolithic times – that’s over […]

August 31, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
World's Most Luscious Food Markets

World's Most Luscious Food Markets

Local food markets give a glimpse into the soul of a destination.  The crops that local farmers grow and the culinary creations that food artisans produce speak to the history of the location and the traditions of its citizens.  Nothing is more pleasing and engrossing than roaming among the stalls of a neighborhood farmer’s market […]

August 5, 2009 | By | Reply More
Florence Restaurant Scene – Must Read Article

Florence Restaurant Scene – Must Read Article

If you’ll be heading to Florence Italy sometime soon (lucky you), be sure to take a few minutes to read this terrific article “Modern Florence, Beyond David And The Duomo” posted on Chow.com (Food/Drink/Fun site).  The article takes an entertaining look at what’s changed about Florence in the past few years, and gives a thorough […]

June 9, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Discover All-Inclusive Resorts in Europe

Discover All-Inclusive Resorts in Europe

Have you discovered what a terrific bargain all-inclusive vacations can be? These lively resorts have become increasingly popular in the Caribbean as travelers enjoy knowing in advance exactly what their entire vacation cost will be. But few travelers realize that many of the prominent all-inclusive resort developers in the Caribbean have lavish resorts in Europe […]

February 3, 2009 | By | Reply More
Honeymoon Help Just For Guys

Honeymoon Help Just For Guys

All across the world left hands are sparkling with new diamond engagement rings presented to loved ones during the holidays.  Future brides will gleefully dive into books, magazines and wedding expos to guide them on their way, but who will help the grooms plan a perfect honeymoon??  The pressure is on guys! But fear not […]

January 11, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Tour Italy Like A Rich Movie Star

Tour Italy Like A Rich Movie Star

Can’t you just hear the deep purrrring roar of your vintage italian sports car as you burst into a medieval hillside hamlet, sun glasses on, hair blowing in the breeze, and don’t forget the long flowing silk scarf!  This vision of sophisticated abandon can be yours when you travel with the Italy By Vintage Car […]

January 6, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Record Venice Floods Halt Tourism

Record Venice Floods Halt Tourism

Poor wet, cold, soggy Venice!!! “Anyone thinking of coming should think again”, exclaimed Venice Mayor, Massimo Cacciari, last week after devastating flood waters streamed into the city.  Water rose to over 5 feet above sea level, the highest point in more than 20 years, submerging homes, shops, historic monuments are precious artwork alike.  An ill […]

December 8, 2008 | By | Reply More
Essential Italy Driving Tips

Essential Italy Driving Tips

Driving in Italy is not for the timid, it’s often frenetic and exuberant with vehicles squeezed onto streets designed as lanes for livestock. On the other hand if you think of your car as a suit of armor in which you venture forth to do battle with all you meet – you’re going to love […]

March 11, 2008 | By | 4 Replies More